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Taco Bake Made Over

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6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

There are no tacos in this made-over taco bake. But there is chili-seasoned beef sandwiched between layers of mac and cheese and baked till melty.

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  • Heat oven to 400ºF.
  • Prepare Dinner as directed on package. While Macaroni is cooking, brown meat with peppers and chili powder. Stir in 1/2 cup salsa.
  • Stir sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half into 8-inch square baking dish. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1/2 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover.
  • Bake 15 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining salsa and shredded cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

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Makeover - How We Did It

Here's a better-for-you alternative that will save you 140 calories and 17g of fat, including 10g of saturated fat, per serving when compared with the traditional recipe. We prepared it with extra-lean ground beef, KRAFT 2% Milk Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese, and a reduced amount of BREAKSTONE'S Reduced Fat or KNUDSEN Light Sour Cream.


  • 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each

Healthy Living

  • Good source of calcium
  • Good source of vitamin A or C
  • Generally Nutritious

Diet Exchange

  • 2-1/2 Starch
  • 1 Vegetable
  • 3 Meat (L)
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Place this easy-to-make meal on the table and your family is sure to be pleased. As a bonus, not only is it a good source of vitamin C from the peppers, but it also provides calcium from both the shredded cheese and mac and cheese dinner.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings, 1-1/3 cups each
Calories 410
Total fat 13g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 1090mg
Carbohydrate 42g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 8g
Protein 30g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 25 %DV
Vitamin C 40 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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