mexican shells

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Mexican Stuffed Shells


1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Pkg Cream Cheese

Use mild, medium or hot Salsa to determine how spicy this dish is.

1 Pkg Taco Seasoning
1 Box Jumbo Pasta Shells
1.5 Cup Salsa
1 Cup Taco Sauce
1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese
3   Green Onions
    Sour Cream, Black Olives, etc.


Preheat oven to 350°.

In a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely. While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board/baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.

Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish. Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed. Top with any condiments you’d like (green onions, black olives, etc.) Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.


By Erica Buteau

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  1. […] You may take a look at the ingredients for this taco salad and quickly decide that this just isn’t for you. I implore you to give it a chance! It’s really, really good and so, so easy to make. I’ve been asked for the recipe every time I’ve made it and brought it along to a potluck! Actually, that’s where I got the recipe! A friend’s mother brought it to our cookout years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since! The kids absolutely love this! But, my kids love all kinds of taco based recipes like iCarly’s Spaghetti Tacos and Mexican Stuffed Shells!  […]

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