Queso Pasta Bake really means cheese sauce and more cheese on top! This is basically a beefed up mac and cheese recipe – literally – it has beef in it 🙂 I am a sucker for pasta dishes.
This made 8 HUGE servings for me. So large, I am contemplating giving some servings away. I liked this. It isn’t as cheesy as a normal mac and cheese, but it is definitely in there. I think it could use a little more seasoning, though. It has a tablespoon of cumin and I added who knows how much garlic, but I still couldn’t taste any of it. The salsa and rotel contribute some flavor, so it isn’t bland. Next time, I am going to add some spice and maybe do the cheese sauce at 1.5 recipe. Using both the rotel and salsa adds a few too many tomatoes for me. Just one would suffice. I would probably go for the salsa before the rotel next time because I always have it in my fridge and it has more ingredients than the rotel. Definitely looking forward to making this again.