I love making the Stuffed Pasta with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese melted over the top. I love it. I’ve shared that recipe with many people and make it quite often. However, when Jodi showed me this site with the Taco Stuffed Shells, I knew I’d be making this soon. I made it for dinner for both Jodi and our kiddo’s this past weekend. I think I prefer these over the regular pasta shells. Craig wasn’t home to try these, but I’ll tell you that he may like these as well.
We’ll see if my other cooking partner gives a comment on this on how she liked them or not. I may have left mine in the oven a bit longer as the cheese looks a bit dry compared to the photo from the site Jodi found it on. But I ate at least 5 of them. I had leftovers for lunch the next day.
1lb ground beef (I used ground turkey)
1 package taco seasoning
1 4 once package cream cheese (I used fat free)
12 large pasta shells
1 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese (shredded) (I used fat free)
1 cup Monterey jack cheese (shredded) (I used fat free)
1 ½ cups tortilla chips (crushed) (I used Market Pantry White Organice Tortilla chips – sold at Target)
3 green onions (chopped)
1 cup sour cream
Step 1: In a fry pan cook ground beef and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and allow to fully cool. While burger is cooking cook the pasta shells, drain and toss well with butter.
Step 2: Pour salsa in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Step 3: Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place the stuffed shells in the baking dish and cover the tops of the shells with taco sauce.
Step 4: Cover and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Step 5: After 30 minutes, uncover, and sprinkle crushed chips and shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses on top. Cook for about 15 more minutes. Serve with sour cream, additional salsa, black olives or whatever you think goes good with tacos!
Fantabulous. I could make these again this week! I loved them. I sure hope my other cooker liked them as well. Thanks goes out to her for bringing this to my attention and thanks to blogchef for sharing it. Oh my. Must try.
Have a great weekend.
Patricia – Two Girls Cooking ; )