Monday, April 11, 2011

Nacho Mac "N" Cheese


    I'm trying to think of the words to describe how unbelievable this mac and cheese
    is. I'm really trying but my mouth keeps watering. All I can truly say is this...if you
    want to impress your family and become a Rockstar, please make.

                                              Nacho Mac "N" Cheese

     1 box gemelli pasta
     1 pound ground beef
     1 onion, chopped
     1 red pepper, chopped
     1 garlic clove, minced
     1/4 butter
     1 can tomato sauce
     1/4 cup all-purpose flour
     1 envelope taco seasoning
     salt and pepper
     2 cups milk
     2 cups cheddar cheese. shredded
     1 cup frozen corn
     1 cup Doritos, crushed

      1) Cook gemelli according to package directions. Meanwhile in a large pot, over
      medium heat cook onion, pepper, garlic and beef until done. Add seasoning, salt,
      pepper and tomato sauce. Mix and set aside.
      2) Stir the butter into a pot, add flour and gradually add in milk. Bring
      to a light boil and cook until a little thick. Remove from heat and add the cheese
      and corn.
      3) Add the cheese mixture to the drained pasta and then add the beef mixture and
      stir until well combined. Top with crushed Dorito's and green onions.
    

58 comments:

  1. I'm pretty sure my boys will form a "ValsoCal" fan club if I make this. Thank you!

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  2. This looks awesome!! I love a taco pasta!

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  3. Along with the photo, you've convinced me to try it! Oh my!

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  4. Ummmm...You DO know I can't gain a ton of weight while I train? On the other hand....PERFECT running food for energy:)
    Looks wonderful!

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  5. YUM YUM!!! Sadly, I don't think it would be good to eat on my diet.

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  6. Hi Val!

    That really looks good! Real comfort food! I might need it after our kitchen reno.

    Hope your off to a great week! xo

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  7. My husband has been wanting mac & cheese lately, and this looks like a crowd pleaser. Yum!

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  8. CALL ME girly! Let's get together :)

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  9. wowzaaah that looks SO tasty!!! must make this soon :) xoxo jcd :: ps im hosting a interior design link up! post about your dream room or decor wishlist and link up at cornflake dreams all week!

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  10. yummy... this is like a dream recipe for PMS! Lol

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  11. I love your spiced up Mac&Cheese Val...just the way I like it too! ;D

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  12. Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. That looks and sounds amazing.

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  13. as if this didn't sound amazing enough, then you put chips on top. You are like my comfort food hero.

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  14. This sounds beyond delicious and I totally want to be a rockstar! :-)
    Vanessa

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  15. Wow, this is fantastic! You have no idea how often we eat mac 'n' cheese and nachos around here. Now we can combine them! :)

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  16. Val, this looks awesome!! Totally going to make this this week (and I'm baking your cherry pineapple bread tonite, can't wait:)

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  17. Mmmm...sounds yummy, except for the part about the beef...I'd have to leave that out :)

    ~Tricia

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  18. You are the best!:D

    I love nachos and mac n' cheese - thanks for this recipe!:D

    ***** Marie *****
    allthingsmarie.com

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  19. I have every single thing here to make this except the doritos, darn it. OK, leftofer baked porkchops and stuffing for dinner it is.

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  20. Ummmm. Well I don't know about the rest of these girls commenting but that is SO gonna be MY mac n cheese dish this weekend. I am going to make that regardless what happens- hell or high water- I am having that mac and cheese!

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  21. Oh my. I want this now. I love Mac n Cheese in any form. This looks outstanding. :)

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  22. Yeah! I'm your 600th follower! :)

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  23. you are my food hero. and yes, I just drooled all over my computer.

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  24. I don't think you need words...the picture is MORE than enough- yummmmmmmmmm. I need.

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  25. Hey Val... thanks for the comment love. I couldn't email you back... I am one of your followers and your food looks amazing. The Berry Puff Pancake is on my to do list to try!! YUM YUM

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  26. I'm sooo serious that your blog has saved me from grilled chicken EVERY NIGHT. hehe. Thank you sooo much for your precious comment on my blog. And you were a New Englander once! LOVE.

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  27. That looks like perfect comfort food!

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  28. Hi there Val~ I think my kids would just love a veggie version of this!! Delicious!! Would be great party food too! Hugs , Courtney

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  29. Oh wow, that looks awesome!!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind words & well wishes!

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  30. What an interesting spin on mac n cheese! It looks really delicious.

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  31. This looks amazing! My kids love mac and cheese and of course I am a huge fan of anything with cheese. :)

    Thank you so much for all your wonderful comments of friendship my dear, I love your visits. :)

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  32. OH MY!!!!! That looks amazing. I want to whip some up right now. Off to share with the husband. Thanks, Val!

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  33. Holy Cow! That look scrumptious...so scrumptious that even my lactose intolerance might not be able to deter me from trying this!

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  34. I would really like a bowl of this right now. And yes I have already had dinner. And dessert. Yum!

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  35. Okay, this seriously looks amazing!!

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  36. LOL.. DEFINITELY a dream recipe for PMS. Also for the family, thanks Val!!

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  37. This looks and sounds delicious. I will have to make it when all my kids are home at once. I wouldn't want to be tempted to eat too much.

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  38. This would be a HUGE hit in this mexican, macncheese lovin family! You are my hero! Yum!

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  39. That looks so good! I love putting a twist on a classic comfort food. Thanks for sharing.

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  40. My family would love this...I'll have to try it out soon! :)

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  41. Oh gosh - this looks AMAZING!

    My hubby and I have made the cajun avocado salsa chicken twice now! We LOVE it!!

    xx

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  42. This looks Awesome! Thank you for inspiring me to get in the kitchen more! My husband thanks you too (smiles)!

    Warm Wishes,
    Jodie

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  43. How did I miss this!? ahhhhmazing!

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  44. Another wonderful mac 'n cheese recipe! I have to burn off mine before I can make yours, though :)

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  45. Oh wow. Amazing. I'm sincerely drooling!

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  46. Wow - I'd like to dive right into that dish! Yum!

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  47. Oh my gosh why is that everything you cook looks so freaking delicious??

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

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  48. there must be some sort of mac and cheese thing going around because this is the third post i have seen today on it! all in different variations but wow, so many good options!

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  49. Just made this! DELICIOUS!!! Thank you my dear!!!
    XO

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  50. Making this as a side for me and the hubby soon! Thanks girlie!

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  51. Soo... I made this over Memorial Day weekend for a BBQ cookout, we had some friends over. I made this as a side dish and everyone loved it! It was very easy to make and I made some substitutions. Loved it! Thank you!

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  52. This looks amazing Val! I am so making this for our party on Sunday...just downloaded the recipe and pinned it!!

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