This Easy Taco Bake Recipe is perfect for weeknight meals when you’re short on time. It gives great, homemade taste in a hurry!
Now that the holidays have come and gone, it’s time to get down to everyday cooking. Each year I start out with a plan to do more cooking at home and each year I do seem to to get a bit better at it. It’s good for the budget and it’s also a good feeling to have home-cooked family dinner time.
Coming up with ideas for those regular dinners can get tricky and it’s always helpful to get some inspiration for easy, delicious, quick-to-make meals.
For help I browsed through the selection of recipes at the Walmart Kraft seasonal website. and had a hard time deciding which one I wanted to make first.
I finally decided on this easy Taco Bake recipe. It was a great choice! It was easy-to-make and the result was delicious. I was happy to have leftovers for lunch the next day – they heated up GREAT in the microwave.
Easy Taco Bake Recipe
1pkg. (14 oz. each) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1lb. ground beef
1pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL Taco Seasoning Mix
3/4cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
1-1/2cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
3/4cup TACO BELL Thick & Chunky Salsa
How to Make Taco Bake:
HEAT oven to 400°F.
PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. While macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning as directed on package.
STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half the Dinner mixture into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover.
BAKE 15 min.; top with salsa and remaining shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
Seasoning the Taco Bake was super easy using Taco Bell Taco Seasoning. The flavor was delicious with that smoky chili powder taste!
It was really, really hard for me to not just dig right in to the KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner right then, but I was a good girl and made sure I had enough for the Taco Bake!
To serve the Taco Bake, I just offered extra salsa and sour cream for topping. To be honest, it really didn’t need the extras, but it’s always nice to have options!
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
We love Mexican food in our family, so this would be a huge hit. It sounds delish!
Ladena Racine says
I absolutely have to try this recipe. It looks so good. I really like that you seasoned the ground beef with taco seasoning. I bet it tastes delicious. I’ll have to try it this week! Thanks for sharing!
This recipe looks divine! There’s nothing in there that I hate in fact I might love all of it. I’m going to add this to my meal planning for next month!
That’s fantastic! This is the best use of macaroni and cheese I’ve ever seen. Plus, it’s fast!
Jennifer Sikora says
My daughter would eat this up in a heart beat! I love anything that has to do with tacos, or Mexican food for that matter.
Oh my. This looks and sounds just delicious. I haven’t ever had anything like this before but I need to give it a try!
Nancy @ whispered inspirations says
My hubby and kids love tacos! Going to try this recipe on the weekend!
Ann Bacciaglia says
This Taco bake is going to be a huge hit with my family. We have a taco night every week. This is a great way to mix it up.
This looks delicious! I’m sure it would be a great hit with my family. We love anything that is related to tacos, so we’d love this! I’ll have to put this on my list of recipes to make.
Liz Mays says
Oh this looks like such a fun recipe. I know we’d all love trying this one out!
What a great looking dinner idea. My kids would like it.
That looks so amazing. I love easy recipes like this. I can’t wait to try it.
omggg this looks so amazing. this is right up my alley. cheese and sauce. sign me up. #yummy
Jerry Marquardt says
Tuesdays will never be the same after this! Thank you for a delightful recipe.