Contest-Winning Taco Casserole Recipe
- 3 cups uncooked bow tie pasta
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1/4 cup chopped onion
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 envelope taco seasoning
- 2 cups nacho tortilla chips, crushed
- 1. Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the cheese, salsa, tomatoes and taco seasoning. Drain pasta; stir into beef mixture.
- 2. Transfer to a greased 11-in. x 7-in. baking dish. Cover and bake at 350° for 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with tortilla chips. Bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 7 servings.
Reviews for Contest-Winning Taco Casserole
"Very tasty! I used Ortega taco sauce instead of salsa and added more chips on top."
"Love this recipe. I add Gluten free penne pasta (12oz) Green chilies. Love it ! It even taste good cold the next day!!"
"Even my picky eater friend loves this and makes it often now."
"used nacho cheese tortilla chips. will add black olives to it next time."
"Made this dish based on the other reviews and was not impressed. Neither was my family. The noodles just don't belong with the taco flavor. Will not be making this again."
"We leave out the tortilla chips to save on calories since we are trying to lose weight. We also use 1pd ground turkey to cut out fat and calories. Still super yummy. We love it and make it often."
"A big hit with hubby and teenage son! Up the spice level by choosing medium or hot salsa. Very tasty and easy to prepare. I'll definitely make it again."
"quick question - when it calls for Nacho tortilla chips, does this mean just plain tortilla chips or something like Doritos?"
"What a pleasant surprise. My family was hesitant to try this recipe but to their surprised and a whole lot of "kudos" this recipe won rave reviews and asked is a winner at our table. The only changes I made was to add taco flavored cheese and taco flavored chips to give it the real taco kick."
"My family LOVES this!!"
"We really enjoyed the dish, even my picky 4-year-old ate it and the less discriminating 2-year-old ate it with gusto. We made it with plain diced tomatoes and mild salsa, but it would have been even better with some kick of spicier salsa or tomatoes with green chilies."
"This was really good. I've been eating it all week since I live alone. I followed the recipe exactly and served it with a green salad."
"my husband and i both loved this recipe i added a small can of mexicorn to it as well the 2nd time i made it. very good recipe"
"My husband and I really liked the taste of this recipe. The only changes I made were mild salsa and used 1 can diced tomatoes, undrained with green chilies. Thanks to Kathy, I will be using this recipe more than once."
"I was a little skeptical about this dish and did not expect that I would like it; but I was completely wrong! It is delicious! The entire family loved it; including my two year olds. It was not dry like I thought it might turn out, so I was very pleased with that. This will be transferred to our recipe book and we will be making this often. Thanks for the recipe."