1 package (24 ounces) shells and cheese dinner mix
1/2 pound bulk pork sausage, cooked and drained
1/3 cup taco sauce
1 tablespoon taco seasoning
4 cups shredded lettuce
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
Shredded cheddar cheese, optional
Prepare shells and cheese mix according to package directions. Stir in sausage, taco sauce and seasoning; cook and stir until heated through. Top with lettuce, tomatoes and, if desired, cheddar cheese. Freeze option: Freeze cooled pasta mixture in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little milk if necessary. Garnish as directed.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Kraft Velveeta Family-Size Shells & Cheese.