Fiesta Taco Bake

Fiesta Taco Bake

The zesty flavors of Southwestern cooking in a one-dish meal.

25 min. prep time
6 servings
141 Rating


8 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried radiatore (pasta nuggets)*
1 pound ground beef
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1/2 cup mild taco sauce
1 (8-ounce) can tomato sauce
1 (4-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 ounces (1 cup) LAND O LAKES® Cheddar Cheese, shredded
2 ounces (1/2 cup) LAND O LAKES® Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
Tomato wedges, if desired
Avocado slices, if desired


Heat oven to 350°F. Cook radiatore according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.

Meanwhile, cook ground beef and onion in 10-inch skillet over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until browned (5 to 7 minutes). Drain off fat. Add corn, taco sauce, tomato sauce, chiles, cumin and salt; mix well. Stir in radiatore.

Spoon into greased 2-quart casserole. Sprinkle cheeses over mixture in alternating rows to form 3 Cheddar and 2 Mozzarella stripes. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with tomato wedges and avocado slices.

*Substitute 6 ounces (2 cups) uncooked dried medium shell macaroni.

Nutrition Facts (1 serving)

Calories: 440

Fat: 19g

Cholesterol: 70mg

Sodium: 680mg

Carbohydrates: 42g

Dietary Fiber: <1g

Protein: 26g

Recipe #5112C©1995Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

Good and easy! I threw in a can of refried beans to stretch the meat a little more, and used salsa instead of tomato sauce. Served it with cornbread and salsa to feed six adult men who are pretty big eaters.

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