Thursday, November 13, 2008

Friggin Amazing Taco Stuffed Shells

I found this recipe on BlogChef.net and was super excited to make it. How could anyone not love Italian + Mexican together??? mmm this was seriously one of the best meals I've ever had!

Ingredients

* 1 lb. ground beef (we used ground turkey)
* 1 package taco seasoning
* 4 oz. cream cheese (we used non-fat)
* 12 jumbo pasta shells (we used 16)
* 1 cup salsa (we used a little more)
* 1 cup taco sauce
* 1 cup cheddar cheese
* 1 cup monterey jack cheese
(we used 2 cups Sargento mexican blend)
* 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips (we omitted)
* 3 green onions (chopped)
* Sour cream

Directions

1. In a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.
2. Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.
3. 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.
4. Pour salsa on bottom of 9x13 baking dish.
5. Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9x13 pan open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce.
6. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees.
7. After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes.
8. Add any condiments you'd like (onions, black olives, etc.) Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa. Enjoy!

6 comments:

Kristina R. said...

I have been looking for a pasta recipe for my menu plan next week. This will totally fit the bill. Thanks for posting.

Colleen said...

I am also making this and your buffalo stuffed chicken very soon! I love your blog and choice of recipes!

Kristen616 said...

Wow these look awesome! I'm definitely going to try them!

Trina said...

I tried this recipe last night and it was a huge hit! VERY YUMMY!!! I also posted this on my blog with some additions. I love your blog and all your recipes - can't wait to try more of them!

Aim said...

Wow. These are great! Combined my favorite foods; pasta and Mexican.

Veronica said...

This looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing!