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Easy Taco Bake - A pasta dish that tastes like a taco! the-girl-who-ate-everything,com

Easy Taco Bake

This Easy Taco Bake is a pasta dish that tastes just like a taco! It can easily be made ahead of time and freezes great.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy taco bake, easy taco bake recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Yield 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 15- oz . can tomato sauce (you can sub spaghetti sauce if you like)
  • 1-1/4 oz . package taco seasoning mix
  • 3 cups elbow macaroni, cooked
  • 8- oz . container sour cream
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: chopped green onions

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and lightly grease a 13"x9" baking dish.
  2. Brown beef in a skillet over medium heat; drain. Stir in tomato sauce and seasoning mix. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Combine cooked macaroni, sour cream and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese in a large bowl. Add the beef mixture to the macaroni mixture and stir to combine.
  3. Spoon macaroni mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup of cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese.
  4. Bake, uncovered at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes, or until hot and bubbly. Sprinkle with chopped green onions for garnish.

Recipe Notes

Freezing Instructions: Prepare recipe according to directions up until baking. Freeze at this point. To eat after freezing: thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake covered in the oven for 25-35 minutes or until hot.

Source: Renae Scheiderer from Gooseberry Patch