Monday, 18 June 2012

Macaroni Taco Bake

It has been a rainy week this week.  And I am totally great with that!  We needed the moisture for the gardens, flowers and crops up here.  So I am thankful.  :)

On days like today I always think of comfort food.  Roasts, soups, stews, and cassaroles.  I love watching them slowly meld the flavors together and the steam rising upward as you lift off the lid.  So today as the grass  is getting greener and the puddles are getting bigger I am going to make one of my favorite dishes.  Macaroni Taco Bake!

Adapted from Kraft Canada.

What you need:

1 pkg. (400 g) Kraft Deluxe Original Cheddar Pasta & Sauce
1 lb. lean ground beef
1 pkg. (35 g) taco seasoning mix
3/4 cup sour cream
1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup salsa


Important!!  Don't use regular Kraft Dinner. You need the "Deluxe" version.  Much better. 

HEAT oven to 400°F.

PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning mix as directed on package. 

STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner;

Spoon half into 8-inch square baking dish.

Top with layers of meat mixture,

and 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover. (I added a layer of cheese slices as well, didn't show 2nd layer of noodles...sorry....).  BAKE 15 min.

Top with salsa and remaining 1/2 cup shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted. 

Now serve to a happy family. :)  This is an economical supper that pleases most everyone!  Serve with a salad or veggies and dip!  Enjoy!


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