Start by heating a pot of water for the pasta.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Heat a pot on low heat and add 2 tbsp of butter.
Once melted, add flour.
Whisk for about 2 minute until the flour is cooked.
Add milk. Whisk until well blended. Increase the heat to medium and allow the milk to heat up.
In the meantime, grate some cheese, roughly 3 cups. I just used my food processor to save time.
Once the milk is heated thru and little bubbles form above, add the spices… salt, black pepper, garlic powder, and taco seasoning.
Whisk and this is what you should have.
Add cheese. Whisk.
Check on the pasta water which should be boiling. Season with salt to flavor the pasta. Add the pasta.
Back to the sauce, add a jar of salsa.
Whisk. Reduce the heat to very low.
Grab a handful of tortilla chips and put them in a Ziploc bag.
Crush the chips using your hands.
Check on the pasta. Once it is cooked thru, drain it.
Add the pasta to the sauce.
Mix well. Turn off the stove.
Transfer to a baking dish that has been buttered.
Top with crushed tortilla chips.
Top with the remaining 2 cups of cheese.
Bake for 30 minutes, 35 max.
Out of the oven. Enjoy!