1/2 to 3/4 package of Ziti noodles (I used about 3/4 package of reg and whole grain ziti noodles)
1 pound of ground beef
1 package of Taco seasoning
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups of shredded cheese (I used a combo of Cheddar Jack and Pepper Jack Cheese) divided add 1 cup to the casserole and then sprinkle 1/2 cup over the top of the casserole before baking.
Boil the pasta according to package directions and drain and rinse with cold water
In a skillet cook the ground beef til no longer pink and drain, put the drained beef back in the skillet and keeping the heat on add the package of taco seasoning and the cup of water. Allow this to cook for a few minutes. Then remove from the heat source and allow to rest for about 5 minutes. Add the shredded cheese (1 cup) keep the remaining to sprinkle over the top of the casserole then stir in the 1/2 package of cream cheese and mix until combined and melted. Add the pasta and mix. Then put in a greased casserole dish and sprinkle the top with the 1/2 cup of shredded cheese. Bake at 350 degrees uncovered for about 30 minutes.
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
TACO BAKE AND SWEET CORN BREAD
I want dinner, I don't want to stand in the kitchen very long, I don't want a pile of dishes, I just want dinner! I don't wanta cook. I want it to taste good and I need it fast, and on the table. Well, this dish may take a couple more minutes but its worth it. And it's got a little bite, we both enjoyed this meal. Even re-heated in the microwave the next day........still good. Hope you enjoy. Don't forget the corn bread, this is going to be my new go to recipe for corn bread. I really liked it. Standing tall with melting butter, nothing gets much better than that. Hot cornbread with butter... Happy Baking my friends, Andi