This post is sponsored by Knorr. All comments and opinions are my own.

I have always loved holidays and enjoy finding ways to make the season a little more fun and exciting. That generally starts with home decor. I have boxes and boxes of decorations and look forward to adding holiday flair to all the rooms of my home.

But decor is just the beginning. I have collected all kinds of holiday dinnerware and festive recipes to help me make mealtime exciting too. And while a holiday may be just one day, I’ll like to keep the fun going as long as I can. With Halloween right around the corner, I’ll be serving up holiday-themed meals like those tasty Taco Quesadilla Mummies for the next week or so.

Taco Quesadillas are a favorite here at my house. We all love the taste, and because they are baked, I can make a big batch of quesadillas in a matter of minutes. Each quesadilla is filled with seasoned meat, melty cheese and delicious Knorr Taco Rice. And all you have to do to add a festive flair is cut up the top tortilla and add some eyes to take the basic quesadilla from boring to spooktactular.

With the super deal on Knorr Sides, this would be the perfect dish to add to your menu this week. Look for a sale and coupon combo as part of the Extra Savings Flyer. Pick up your favorite Knorr Pasta or Rice Sides for just a buck each right now at Publix.

Knorr Pasta, or Rice Sides, 4 to 5.7 oz. 4/$5 – valid 10/21 – 11/3
$1/4 Knorr Pasta, or Rice Sides, 4 to 5.7 oz (Publix Digital Coupon)
Just $1 each after coupon!

Grab your deal and a few extra ingredients and you are on your way to a fun and festive dinner that will put a smile on everyone’s face … whether they are 5 or 50!

Taco Quesadilla Mummies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Main Course
Servings 4


  • 1 pkg Knorr Taco Rice Sides
  • 3/4 lb lean ground beef
  • 2 cups water
  • 10 oz can diced tomatoes and green chilies
  • 2 cups monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • black olives & string cheese, for eyes
  • 14 8-inch flour tortillas


  • Preheat oven to 425º F.
  • Brown the ground beef and drain any excess fat.
  • Add the Knorr Taco Rice Sides to the skillet with the water and diced tomatoes and green chilies and stir to combine. Bring the mixture to a boil, then cover and reduce heat. Simmer for 8 minutes. Let stand for 2 - 3 minutes until the liquid has been absorbed.
  • Place 8 tortillas on a parchment lined sheet pan. Spoon and spread the meat/rice mixture over the 8 tortillas. Top with the shredded cheese.
  • Use a knife or pizza wheel to cut the 6 remaining tortillas into strips. Place the strips over the cheese, overlapping to resemble a mummy, leaving a space for eyes. Brush or spray the top strips with olive oil.
  • Bake for 10 - 12 minutes until the cheese is melted and the top tortilla strips begin to brown.
  • Cut the string cheese into circles and add sliced black olives to form eyes. Place the eyes on top of the prepared quesadillas, tucked between the tortilla strips. Serve with salsa, sour cream, guacamole or your favorite taco toppings.