It's creamy. It's comforting. It's an easy weeknight meal for your family.
3 cups uncooked gemelli (or spiral) pasta
1 pound lean ground beef
2 cups chopped sweet red peppers
1/4 cup butter, cubed
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 envelope taco seasoning
1/4 tsp pepper
2-1/4 cups milk
2 cups (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup frozen corn, thawed
1 cup coarsely crushed tortilla chips
Cook pasta according to package directions. Meanwhile, in a Dutch oven, cook beef and red peppers over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
Stir in the butter, flour, taco seasoning and pepper until blended. Gradually stir in the milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Sitr in cheese and corn until cheese is melted.
Drain pasta; add to beef mixture and stir to coat. Sprinkle with tortilla chips.