Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 40 mins
Cook 30 mins

this casserole is easily adaptable -- use Mexican Blend cheese instead of cheddar, or chopped jalapenos for lots of heat. We prefer it made with the mild chilies. Really good for a church potluck -- I always leave with an empty dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and onion over medium heat; drain.
  2. Add the water, taco seasoning and tomato sauce.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat and simmer 20 minutes.
  6. Stir in macaroni, chilies and 1 1/2 cups of the cheese.
  7. Pour into a greased 1 1/2 quart baking dish.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Most Helpful

Very good. My hubby liked the cheese. I used a little ketchup in addition to the tomato sauce and I used left over taco meat. It was very filling, but not spectacular.

MNCupcake April 13, 2010

Very nice! I only used 2 ounces green chilies but everything else was done spot on.

Chef Busydaddy November 22, 2009

This was good. I doubled it and put one in the freezer. I liked it served with parmesan on top!

Charmie777 October 26, 2009