12 Reviews

I am not rating as I made too many changes. However, just in case someone is looking to decrease the the fat and calories and increase the fibre this is what I did. I used lean ground beef, whole wheat pasta (penne) and low fat cheese. I made a half recipe and for two of us there was nearly 2/3 left. I think the servings per recipe is extremely generous. Served with a nice salad we could nearly get 6 servings from 1/2 casserole. I used hot and spicy taco seasoning because that is what I had. I thought it was perfect, my husband thought it was a bit spicy. I used diced tomatoes with peppers, onion and garlic, also because that is what I had. First, I have no doubt it would be better without my diet friendly substitutions but it was still good. I do look forward to enjoying the leftovers tomorrow. Thanks for sharing your recipe and glad that I was able to make it work for us.

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GaylaV October 24, 2012

EASY to throw together, delicious to eat. I made as written, except I subbed a couple of velveeta cheese cubes (needed to be used) for the cheddar in the casserole and added some frozen southwestern veggies (corn, black beans, onion & peppers) to bulk it up a bit. I still used the cheddar on the top of the casserole for an ooey gooey layer of goodness. THANKS for a quick and tasty lunch! (P.S. This makes a LOT of food... we'll have leftovers for at least another meal. Next time, I'll halve the recipe. Goes well with a crispy green salad.)

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NELady January 25, 2012

Our family enjoyed this very much. I had frozen taco meat,so it was just a matter of defrosting it & making the recipe. it is a great, fast dish. I didn't have cream of mushroom soup so i substituted a can of cheddar cheese soup. i also added 1 can of black beans. it was yummy! thanks for a quick meal idea.

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um-um-good November 02, 2007

This was really good. The leftovers were just as good. My kids really enjoyed this. Followed the recipe exactly except I used regular onions and not red onions as I didn't have any.

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bmcnichol October 22, 2007

Muy bueno Kristopher! I halved the recipe, using the full can of soup and 1/2 envelope of taco seasoning. We did not have any diced tomatoes (grrrr) so I used an 8 oz can of spanish tomato sauce and added a generous dash of basil and oregano to the mixture. We served ours with a generous dollop of sour cream on top. I cannot wait to have leftovers for lunch today, cause I snuck a taste after it cooled and the flavors seemed to have intensified. This is a fantastic after work dinner and will be on our table frequently I am sure. Thanks for sharing!

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Michelle S. March 09, 2007

Thanks for the great recipe! My whole family loved it. My daughter said "this is sooo good". It was really easy and I had all the ingredients on hand. I halved the recipe which was more than enough for my family of four and we even had another serving leftover. I added a little extra chili powder (we like things spicy). I browned the beef in an oven-proof round casserole pan and after draining the fat, mixed all the other ingredients in the same pan and popped it in the oven--this made for easier clean-up. This is definitely a keeper!

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American in Paris February 14, 2007

I really don't know where to begin with this recipe,first of all it was really good :).And since I didn't need the full recipe I only made half(and even doing that it sure made alot,and I mean ALOT :))I used Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Clone/Copycat for the taco seasoning(for half I think 1 Tablespoon of the seasoning recipe would be plenty)For the soup I used half of Campbell's Cream of Chicken and Herb Soup.The baking time took a little long than stated since I like my cheese a golden brown.Kristopher,you and your Mom have a really good recipe here.This will be made again,thank you for posting. "Keep Smiling:)"

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Chef shapeweaver � January 28, 2007

LOVED this and my coworked were so jealous when I heated this up for lunch the next day! It tasted even better leftover (if you can believe that)! Thanks Kristopher.

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MsKittyKat January 19, 2007

The whole family loved this. I added a 1/2 a bunch of cilantro to it. That was the only thing that I did. It was a great casserole. I had some Cilantro Cream Sauce (#192254) and I added that to the top of mine (kids don't like sour cream). Thank you for sharing. This one is staying in my pile of keepers.

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1hotpotato January 05, 2007

Updated to say this is even BETTER the next day! try this you won't be sorry! This was VERY good, it made a ton which is nice and it was full of flavor! I added a tiny bit more garlic and otherwise followed the recipe perfectly and was not at all disapointed. Thanks Kristopher and Laci for a really good dinner and I am looking foreward to some for lunch too. I will make this again probably many times.

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~Robyn~ January 04, 2007
Kristopher's Taco Macaroni Casserole.