- 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
- 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.
- 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 forContest-Winning Taco Casserole
"I did not add tomatoes or onions or salsa. Hubby said add spaghetti sauce. He can't eat tomatoes. I added mushroom soup. It was really good and fun for my oldest daughter to cook. I used elbow macaroni. Very good idea! Loved it! My youngest daughter hates taco meat but she liked the dish."
"My 12-year-old who refuses to eat tomatoes (but who loves pizza) ate every bite of this. It is really tasty. For 2 people you could definitely 1/2 the recipe and have plenty because it is heavy with the meat, pasta and chips. I made the full recipe but only used an 8 oz. jar of salsa and it was fine. I'm a single mom who needs quick and easy and I will definitely make this again."
"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."