What you need!
1 pkg. (14 oz.) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 lb. ground beef
1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.)Taco Seasoning
Mix 3/4 cup Sour Cream
1-1/2 cups Shredded Cheddar Cheese,
divided 1 cup salsa of your choice
HEAT oven to 400°F.
Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning as directed on package.
Stir sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon 1/2 into 8-inch square baking dish.
Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover with foil.
15 min.;top with salsa and remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.
Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 35 min Makes: 6 servings, 1 cup each
As you can see...i did not layer this dish. I mixed the noodles, seasoned meat, and sour cream together. After baking that for 30 min (or until warmed and bubbling) you will then add the salsa, cheese, and crushed tortillas chips until the cheese is melted (5-10 min.)...Enjoy!!
When freezing this meal I under cooked the pasta by about 3 min and added the seasoned/cooked hamburger and sour cream together. I then placed that into a freezer bag. I separately bagged the salsa and cheese and crushed tortilla chips and combined all bags into a large freezer bag. Just to let you know, if you taste the tortilla chips after the thawing process they may seem a bit chewy and stale...the baking process crisps them up...no worries!