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Beefy Mac and Cheese Taco Bake

Beefy Mac and Cheese Taco Bake

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  • Author: Jamie
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes

Ingredients

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  • 1 package Deluxe Pasta Shells and cheese (the kind that comes with a foil cheese pouch)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup plus 1/2 cup Mexican blend shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup thick and chunky salsa
  • 2 eggs
  • Optional for garnish: Sliced green onions, additional sour cream and/or diced avocado.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 f.
  2. Brown ground beef to large skillet, adding Taco seasoning halfway through.
  3. Cook pasta according to package time for al dente pasta.  Drain and add cheese packet to pasta.
  4. Mix in salsa, sour cream, 1 cup of shredded cheese and ground beef to pasta.
  5. Mix in the pasteurized egg product until everything is thoroughly combined.
  6. Press pasta mixture into a greased 9 inch deep dish pie plate.  Top with remaining cheese.
  7. Bake at 375 for 20 to 25 minutes or until the edges of the cheese are golden brown and crispy.
  8. Let cool for 5 minutes, then top with optional garnishes.