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Taco Macaroni and Cheese Bake

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This baked mac and cheese combines spicy pepper jack, cheddar and cream cheese with ground beef and fresh vegetables to give you all the flavor of your favorite taco in a bowl.

Yield: 8 servings

Preparation Time: and Active Time: 20 min



Heat oven to 350 degrees F.

Cook pasta according to package directions until al dente; drain.

Meanwhile, brown beef with onion in a Dutch oven over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in garlic and taco seasoning. Add the corn, tomatoes, beans, tomato sauce, green chilies, salt and pepper. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.

Reduce heat to low; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Stir in cream cheese until melted. Gradually, stir in 1 cup cheddar and 1 cup pepper jack until melted. Stir in pasta. Remove from the heat.

Spoon pasta mixture into a greased 13 x 9-inch baking dish. Sprinkle with remaining cheddar and pepper jack. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and cheeses are melted. Let stand for 5 minutes. Garnish servings with sour cream and green onions.

Make-ahead tip:
The dish can be prepared up to a day in advance, and then baked. Cool casserole; cover and refrigerate. Let stand on counter for 40 minutes before baking. Bake dish as directed, adding 5-10 minutes, or until temperature near the center reaches 165 degrees F.

Please note that some ingredients and brands may not be available in every store.

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