Taco Bake Recipe Making Holidays Easier

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This is my favorite time of year! It’s also the most exhausting time of year for me. With all the Christmas programs, holiday parties and get-togethers, decorating, running errands, shopping, wrapping… whew, I’m tired just talking about it. In all my rushing around, I need easy, delicious meals to make for my family. One of our favorites is taco bake.

I love the Kraft Holiday Recipes Hub on walmart.com because they have a wonderful selection of recipes like taco bake for busy moms like me, plus a plethora of recipes for entertaining for the holidays…. from appetizers to desserts. You can make every day delicious with Kraft.

Since one of my husband’s favorite foods is tacos and my son’s is mac & cheese, the taco bake makes for the perfect meal to make for my family. It’s easy, contains few ingredients that are easy to find, and it’s hearty and delicious. Casseroles are the best during the busy holiday season, too.

Taco Bake

What You Need:

  • 1 pkg. (14 oz. each) KRAFT Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
  • 1 lb. ground beef
  • 1 pkg. (1-1/4 oz.) TACO BELL Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 3/4 cup BREAKSTONE’S or KNUDSEN Sour Cream
  • 1-1/2 cups KRAFT Shredded Cheddar Cheese, divided
  • 3/4 cup TACO BELL Thick & Chunky Salsa


  1. HEAT oven to 400°F.
  2. PREPARE Dinner as directed on package. While macaroni is cooking, cook meat with taco seasoning as directed on package.
  3. STIR sour cream into prepared Dinner; spoon half the Dinner mixture into 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining Dinner mixture; cover.
  4. BAKE 15 min.; top with salsa and remaining shredded cheese. Bake, uncovered, 5 min. or until cheese is melted.

I told you it was easy! We loved every cheesy delicious bite… the perfect marriage of tacos and mac & cheese. Even my picky son loved it. I think you’re family would love this delicious taco bake, too.

I will be making some of the desserts tomorrow to take to my mother-in-law’s for Christmas Eve. If you are more into sweets you should check out the Kraft Holiday Recipes Hub on walmart.com for some ‘to die for’ dessert recipes and money saving coupons.

What’s your favorite holiday recipe?


  1. That sounds awesome. We are major fans of Mexican food in our house, so this would be a huge hit.

  2. This looks delicious. I love finding easy recipes like this to make for those busy days around the holidays.

  3. I love having taco filling over pita chips or in lettuce wraps. I have not tried having it in a bake.

  4. Fast meals that are also hearty and comforting are key during the hectic holiday rush! This taco bake looks spot on and totally delicious too!

  5. Oh wow, this is a great combo! I’d love to try this out the next time I pick up some Mac n Cheese.

  6. This sounds delicious. My whole family would enjoy this meal.

  7. The taco bake looks delicious. It is always great to have recipe ideas that are simple and delicious this time of year.

  8. We’re mixing it up & going for a fiesta on Christmas dinner. I need to add this taco bake to the menu. Yum!

  9. I love tacos/Mexican food is my favorite. I love this taco bake recipe I would love to recreate this!

  10. I love a good taco bake recipe! This looks super yummy!

  11. This looks so good and I’ll bet my husband would go nuts for it. Thank you!

  12. any time that macaroni and cheese shows up in a recipe….. 😀

  13. My family could live on tacos! This bake is a great way to make a one dish meal!

  14. This Taco bake looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to try this recipe on the holidays.

  15. What an easy dinner idea! I’ll have to try this soon!

  16. That sure looks good. I have never tried a recipe like this before, definitely interesting and with the looks of it, it’s worth a try! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  17. These are some great recipes. Everything looks delicious

  18. My family loves anything taco related, so this would be perfect for them. I would love to make this when my daughter comes for the holidays.

  19. A taco bake is a great idea. This would be a big hit with my boys!

  20. I have been thinking I need some more relaxed recipes over the holidays. This sounds fantastic!

  21. This looks so simple to make. Will have to try this out on the weekend.

  22. Never heard of taco bake but the taco bake sounds good especially since im a fan of mexico food

  23. Will have to try this sounds delicious!

  24. The taco bake looks absolutely delicious & a recipe with ground beef is something which my husband loves anytime. Would be a perfect recipe to try out during this wonderful holiday season.

  25. I love making taco salad so I’ll have to try this taco bake thanks!! looks super cheesy!

  26. Thankyou for Sharing your Taco Bake recipe~ It sounds so Delicious to me! I love Mexican food. I also love macaroni and cheese. Yummy! I like to try new and interesting dishes. Can’t wait!!

  27. This sounds so good. It sounds pretty easy to make. My family would love this. They are like your family, they love tacos and mac and cheese. Thank you so much for sharing

  28. The Taco Bake sounds really yummy. I love all things mexican so this would be a favorite. It looks pretty easy to make as well, which is nice.

  29. ooo! this looks very delicious! i love anything taco!

  30. We are always looking for different recipes to prepare for our “Mexican nights”!

  31. Wow! Loving this already because it looks and sounds so delicious and is truly easy to make.This is so perfect for after Christmas to change the menu up.

  32. That Taco Bake looks great! Amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  33. The taco looks so delicious. This is my favorite. Thanks for sharing.

  34. This looks amazing! I love Tacos and of course I love cheese! This looks like a fun meal to enjoy during the weekend! 🙂

  35. I would love to have any spicy food during the holidays, any holiday. I would have to convince everyone else to think it is a good idea. I love this recipe.

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