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Macaroni Taco Bake

Macaroni Taco Bake
Simple & Delicious -
Comforting mac and cheese with a touch of taco flavoring and tortilla-chip crunch…no wonder kids love it! Moms will love that it’s ready in no time flat and isn’t expensive to make. Betsy King - Duluth, Minnesota

SERVINGS: 8

CATEGORY: Main Dish

METHOD: Baked

TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients:

2 packages (7-1/4 ounces each) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
1 pound ground beef
1 cup chunky salsa
2 cups crushed tortilla chips
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
2 cups (8 ounces) shredded taco cheese
Sour cream, optional

Instructions:

Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink; drain.
Stir in salsa; set aside.
Spread macaroni into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish.
Layer with beef mixture, chips and olives; sprinkle with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° F for 15-20 minutes or until heated through.
Serve with sour cream if desired.
Yield: 8 servings.

Posted by Sass
Comments
Re: Macaroni Taco Bake
I will make this again but it needs to have more liquid added. It was a little dry. I may try adding a can of cheddar cheese soup or more salsa. It smelled fantastic when it was baking.

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Re: Macaroni Taco Bake
My husband loved this! I used a heaping cup of salsa, coarsely crushed my tortilla chips (not finely crushed), and used about 3 cups cheddar cheese instead of taco cheese. I enjoyed my serving with extra salsa on the side. This is a keeper! -Lori in WI.

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