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I'm giving this recipe 5 stars only because of the changes I made. First, I used a whole onion because I love onion. I also only had red pepper so that's what I used. I'm sure it would be great with any bell pepper. I probably doubled the amount of taco seasoning. I also did one cup tomato sauce and 3/4 cup medium picante sauce (thanks to another reviewer for that idea.) I also used a good half cup or more extra pasta (I used penne because that's what I already had opened in the cupboard.) I baked for 15 minutes and then added some leftover canned corn and leftover canned black beans. Then topped with lots of cheese (a lot more than what the recipe called for) and baked it another 5-8 minutes. When it was done, I pulled it out and broke tortilla chips all over the top. I let it sit for at least 5 minutes and it was delish! The only thing missing which I will add next time is some fresh chopped cilantro. Yum!
This was good and easy to make. I did change up the recipe a bit. I used minced onions instead of 1/2 cup of onions as I was making this for my boys. I also used Homemade Taco Seasoning Packet Replacement for the taco seasoning and used the whole "packet". When adding the tomato sauce I also added a bit of water. I also used a pound of ground beef as that is how I freeze it. I also didn't measure the cheese but used about a cup (half a pack). I didn't cook this in the oven but just made it into a one pot meal. I mixed everything in the same pan on the stove. We all enjoyed this for lunch.
I made this recipe and froze it for oacm tag game. Mixed every thing together and put in the freezer. Un froze it and bake it the oven for 25 minutes. It was good.
I had leftover pasta I wanted to use up and tried this recipe. It was awesome! I didn't add any meat to the recipe, and it was delicious without it. Thanks for posting!
I have made this recipe twice now. The first time I made it my DH really liked it however I thought it could use a little something more, the second time I made it I used only one cup tomato sauce and 3/4 of a cup of salsa, it gave it that little extra. Thanks for a recipe I know I will make again.