Easy Weeknight Recipe: Cheesy Taco Casserole

This recipe was born of a need to use some ingredients and sheer luck.  :)  When I season ground beef for tacos I always make twice what we need (seasoning and all) and bag up half and freeze for tacos another day.  So I had the taco meat in the freezer and I wanted to use it, but we were lacking the other taco necessities, mainly shells.  So here is what I devised!

Cheesy Taco Casserole

1 lb ground beef
1 Taco Seasoning packet
1 box elbow noodles  (I didn’t use the whole box – you can adjust based on your needs)
1 jar Ragu cheese sauce (I used double cheddar)
1 tomato, chopped

Brown & Crumble Ground Beef and Season it per packet instructions.   Boil noodles until just tender and drain.  Pour Ground Beef into Noodles and mix.  Pour into casserole dish.  At this point, I poured some of the cheese sauce in and mixed it up.  Then I added the chopped tomato and topped it all with the remaining cheese sauce.

Bake on 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes.  Just long enough to melt the cheese and make it bubbly.

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