Fiesta Taco Bake
25 min
45 min


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.


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


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  August 02, 2017

This is a "go to" recipe for me. I make it when I am having company and everyone just loves it. It is easy and tasty. I add more salsa and because every one I know loves cheese an extra 1/2 cup cheddar cheese. I serve it with salsa and sour cream and it makes quite a yummy meal.

— says Linda
  January 11, 2016

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.

— says Klayter
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