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Nacho Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

Nacho Mac 'n' Cheese Recipe

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. YIELD: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.

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DWare5883 User ID: 5884353 99021
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2013

"Tastes great and easy to make"

Darwin67 User ID: 6741188 173304
Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"SO quick and SO delicious!"

WJSymons User ID: 2585705 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 User ID: 1370261 171876
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2009

"made AS is - YUMMY kids loved it"

5hungrykids User ID: 1062637 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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