Union Summer: Taco Bake Macaroni & Cheese


By Shelly Lurie

Macaroni & cheese is a classic American comfort food. It is truly perfect in its’ original form – warm and cheesy – but, what happens when you add a few ingredients? A crowd-pleasing star is born!

Mac and cheese is so easy to make, and surprisingly versatile! This recipe is sure to make for a delicious meal or side dish the whole family will enjoy.

As always, our recipes are designed to be prepared with union-made ingredients and support unionized grocery stores.

Ingredients (purchase from your local unionized grocery store): Taco Bake

1 package Kraft Deluxe Macaroni & Cheese Dinner
1 lb ground beef
1 package Durkee taco seasoning mix
¾ cup Alta Dena or Horizon sour cream
1-1 ½ cups of Kraft shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup Tostitos, Old El Paso or Pace salsa


1.    Heat oven to 400°F.
2.    Prepare the macaroni & cheese as directed on package. Meanwhile, cook the ground meat with taco seasoning as directed on package.
3.    Stir the sour cream into the macaroni and cheese once ready, then spoon half the mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Top with layers of meat mixture, 1 cup shredded cheese and remaining macaroni mixture, then cover.
4.    Bake for 15 minutes and remove from oven
5.    Top with salsa and remaining shredded cheese and bake in oven, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.


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