- 2 packages (7-1/4 ounces each) macaroni and cheese dinner mix
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 cup chunky salsa
- 2 cups crushed tortilla chips
- 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
- 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded taco cheese
- Sour cream, optional
- Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink; drain. Stir in salsa; set aside.
- Spread macaroni into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Layer with beef mixture, chips and olives; sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated through. Serve with sour cream if desired. Yield: 8 servings.
Reviews forMacaroni Taco Bake
"It was ok, but not great. There isn't much taco flavor with just the salsa - I should have added taco seasoning instead. We served it with chips and sour cream on the side to avoid them getting soggy, which worked well. Overall, my husband didn't care for it, so I probably won't make it again."
"Sounds delicious and quick! Just what I need on busy day."
"Something everyone likes."
"easy to make satisfying for even the picky eater in the family. Great recipe."
"Great dinner for the kids, they loved it! We left out the olives because we are not olive fans in my house."
"The chips got very chewy! But the few without cheese were fine"
"This is good, but we found it to be VERY VERY dry when making the recipe "as is". I will make it again but will "play with" the recipe a bit to make it more 'moist'."
"I made this for my husband and me, only with a few alterations, I substituted chicken for the hamburger and seasoned it with salt, pepper, cumin and chili powder (healthy taco seasoning, without so much sodium), I used a full two cups of salsa, I added a generous amount of cheese dip to the macaroni and cheese, before I added the chips, I sprinkled some chili powder on top of everything, then I added chili cheese fritos and then the shredded cheese! Believe me, try it this way and your taste buds will sing your name forever!"
"I am cooking this Yummy"
"easy and delicious! I also used taco seasoning for the meat. Can't wait to make it for the office"