Macaroni and Cheese Taco Bake

READY IN: 15mins
Recipe by Mama2Three

You'll never believe quick and easy casserole calls for a box of macaroni and cheese!

Top Review by Chef shapeweaver

I made this on 1/23/10 for mine and SO's dinner. I cheated a bit when making this recipe, leftovers from Recipe#107514 was used. And for the taco seasoning, Recipe#199955 was used. The cheese that was used for this recipe, was a blend of six different types of Mexican cheese. My SO and both thought that this could be " Kicked Up " a bit. If this is made again, I'm going to add some crushed red pepper flakes when cooking the ground beef. Thanks for posting and, " Keep Smiling :) "

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 (14 ounce) package macaroni (KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) package taco seasoning mix
  • 34 cup water
  • 34 cup sour cream
  • 1 12 cups cheddar cheese, shredded, divided (I like sharp cheddar, but any cheese will do)
  • 1 cup salsa (Any is fine, I only have used green)

Directions

  1. PREHEAT oven to 400°F Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat; drain. Add taco seasoning mix and water to meat; simmer 5 minute.
  2. STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner. Spoon half of the Dinner mixture into 8-inch square or 9-inch round baking dish; top with layers of the meat mixture, 1 cup of the cheese and remaining Dinner mixture. Cover.
  3. BAKE 15 minute Top with salsa and remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, an additional 5 minute or until cheese is melted.

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