queso taco pasta bake

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By Krystal McDow
from San Jose, CA

I got this from Bettycrocker.com Nutrition: Calories:487, Total Fat:22, Sat Fat:1.4g, Pol Fat:1g, Mono Fat:4g, Chol:103mg, Sodium:493mg, Potassium:124mg, Carbs:5g, Fiber:1g,Sugars:0.3g, Protein:28g, VIT A:11%, VIT C:0%, Calcium:26%, Iron:7%

serves 8
prep time 25 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For queso taco pasta bake

  • 1/4 c
    butter
  • 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 tsp
    pepper
  • 1 1/2 c
    chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 pkg
    old el paso roasted tomato mexican cooking sauce (8 oz)
  • 1 c
    finely chopped onion
  • 1 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cumin
  • 1 c
    salsa (i actually forgot to add this and i didn't feel like i was missing anything)
  • 1 lb
    rotini pasta
  • 1 c
    shredded mexican cheese blend
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How To Make queso taco pasta bake

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In 2-quart saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Beat in flour, salt and pepper with whisk until bubbly. (I added the salt and pepper to the flour with a pinch of cayenne before adding to butter). Slowly beat in broth. Increase heat to high. Cook, beating until thickened. Stir in Cheddar cheese and cooking sauce. Remove from heat; set cheese sauce aside.
  • 3
    Cook pasta as directed on box.
  • 4
    In 10-inch skillet, cook beef, onion and cumin over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink. Drain; stir in salsa.
  • 5
    Drain cooked pasta; return to pasta pot. Add beef mixture and cheese sauce; stir to combine. Pour into baking dish; sprinkle evenly with Mexican cheese blend.
  • 6
    Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly. Serve immediately.
  • 7
    MY CHANGES TO RECIPE: I completely omitted the salsa. Instead of adding cooking sauce to cheese sauce I added it to the beef mixture

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