Making Taco-roni with Jude + Chef Boyardee Cook-Along


The other day for lunch Jude and I made Taco-roni. Taco-roni is Chef Boyardee Beefaroni combined with tomatoes, black beans and corn, topped with cheese and crunchy tortilla chips for a taco-inspired dish.

He loves pasta and he loves tacos so I thought he might like this recipe. To be honest I was a little skeptical about how it would turn out but he loved it.

He also loved helping me make the Taco-roni. I let him pour all of the ingredients into the pot and stir them up.

Taco-roni is super simple to make.

Taco-roni Recipe

  • 2 cans (15 oz each) Chef Boyardee® Beefaroni® Pasta
  • 1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 1 can (15 oz each) Rosarita® Premium Whole Black Beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 cup broken yellow tortilla chip


  1. Place Beefaroni, drained tomatoes, beans, corn and cumin in large saucepan; stir to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat, cover and simmer 15 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese and broken chips just before serving.

More Chef Boyardee Recipes

Chef Boyardee Cook-Along
Join me on Thursday, November 1, at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT / 11 a.m. PT) for a live Cook-Along.
The Little Chefs Project: Family Time Live Talk

What: A virtual Cook-Along called Family Time, part of The Little Chefs Project series on The Motherhood.

The Little Chefs Project series consists of live chats called Cook-Alongs taking place every Thursday at 2 p.m. ET until November 15, and each Cook-Along covers a different topic around cooking with kids. Family Time addresses how you can get the whole family involved in meal preparation and clean-up, along with bonding over breakfast, lunch and dinner.

NEW DATE! When: Thursday, November 29, at 2 p.m. ET.  It will last 30 minutes.

Where: The Motherhood – here is the link to the page where the class will be held: [insert your individual link for the class from the attached spreadsheet]

About the class: No matter how busy the schedule gets, there’s never a bad time to get your kids in the kitchen for quality time. Bond over homemade pizzas and buffet-style meals, have the kids help set the table, or start a fun, family clean-up line after sitting down together for dinner. Mealtime is family time!

To participate, just click the link above, log into The Motherhood using your member ID (if you don’t have one, it’s easy and free to sign up), and chat away in the text-based comments. We’ll also have a video feed running during the half-hour Cook-Along, so you’re welcome to show up simply to watch if you’d like!

The Cook-Along is sponsored by Chef Boyardee, and it is hosted by The Motherhood.  You can visit Chef Boyardee online at or on Facebook at

I’ll be there with several other bloggers to co-host the class, and I hope you’ll join us!  The fabulous people who will be co-hosting with me are:

Ashley, Front Porch Swing
Beth, Simply Budgeted
Jennifer, Double Duty Mommy
Linsey, Lille Punkin’ Reviews
Liz, Thoughts of a Mommy
Renae, How to Have it All


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