Nacho Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe
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Nacho Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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Creamy and comforting, this family-friendly meal from our Test Kitchen is a great way to ease into the week. And since most of the ingredients are mixed in one dish, cleanup is a breeze! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 3 cups uncooked gemelli or spiral pasta
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/4 cups 2% milk
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips


  1. Cook gemelli according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and red peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
  2. Stir in the butter, flour, taco seasoning and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in cheese and corn until cheese is melted.
  3. Drain gemelli; add to beef mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with tortilla chips. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Nacho Mac 'n' Cheese in Simple & Delicious November/December 2007, p6

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DWare5883 99021
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Tastes great and easy to make"

Darwin67 173304
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"SO quick and SO delicious!"

WJSymons 170509
Reviewed Jan. 7, 2010

"My family loved this. I'll make this again and next time I'll add 1/2 cup of black beans along with the corn. I used whole wheat pasta and skim milk. It was great. Served with a green salad, the casserole tasted like soft tacos. Delicious!"

muffnette 171876
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"made AS is - YUMMY kids loved it"

5hungrykids 82855
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2008

"This was pretty good. Next time I make this, I will use a can of rinsed black beans instead of the corn. I didn't care for the sweetness the corn added. BTW, this does not taste like mac n cheese; which is probably why I liked it. I also did not use the red peppers. The children all liked this as well."

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