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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
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