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Macaroni Taco Bake

Comforting mac and cheese with a touch of taco flavoring and tortilla-chip crunch—no wonder everyone loves it! It's a fun change of pace from regular macaroni. —Elizabeth King, Duluth, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings

Ingredients

  • 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 shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • Sour cream, optional

Directions

  • Prepare macaroni and cheese according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink, breaking it into crumbles; drain. Stir in salsa; set aside.
  • Spread macaroni into a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Layer with beef mixture, chips and olives; sprinkle with cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° until heated through, 15-20 minutes. Serve with sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/4 cups: 597 calories, 33g fat (17g saturated fat), 105mg cholesterol, 991mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 1g fiber), 28g protein.

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