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Taco Mac

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An easy pasta dish that combines the flavors of tacos.

Recipe Prep Time
Prep Time
20 min
Recipe Cook Time
Cook Time
Recipe Ready Time
Ready In
60 min
Recipe Servings


12 ounces (4 cups) uncooked dried rotini pasta

1 pound lean ground beef

1 (1- to 1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning mix

Water, according to package directions

1/4 cup Land O Lakes® Butter

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

3 cups Land O Lakes® Half & Half

1 pound sliced Land O Lakes® Deli American, cut into quarters

1 cup corn chips, crushed

2 cups shredded iceberg lettuce

2 medium tomatoes, chopped

1 cup sour cream


Heat oven to 350°F.

Cook pasta according to package directions until still slightly firm. Drain.

Cook ground beef in 12-inch skillet over medium-high heat until browned; drain fat. Add taco seasoning and water according to package directions; cook according to package directions.

Melt butter in 3-quart saucepan until sizzling; stir in flour. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 1 minute or until smooth and bubbly. Add half & half; reduce heat to medium-low. Add cheese; cook, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until sauce is thickened.

Stir in cooked pasta and ground beef mixture. Spoon into ungreased 3-quart casserole.

Sprinkle crushed corn chips over macaroni and cheese. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cheese is bubbly and turning brown on edges.

Serve with lettuce, tomatoes and sour cream.


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