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Fiesta Taco Bake

Fiesta Taco Bake

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

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25 min
Prep Time
45 min
Total Time


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


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

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Cook radiatore according to package directions. Drain. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

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

  4. STEP 4

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

Nutrition (1 serving)

440 Calories
19 Fat (g)
70 Cholesterol (mg)
680 Sodium (mg)
42 Carbohydrates (g)
<1 Dietary Fiber
26 Protein (g)
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