Mexican Stuffed Shells

READY IN: 55mins
Recipe by kdull21

Not your typical stuffed shells!

Top Review by stampwithc

My spouse eats in ph 3 of South Beach as a way of life, so I use whole wheat pasta. I couldn't find whole wheat shells, so I turned this into lasagna. I used a soft mexican cheese instead of the mexican blend, ground turkey instead of beef, and I added ground red pepper and ground chipotle for some heat and smokiness. He loved it!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown ground beef and drain.
  2. Add seasoning, water,onion, and 1/2 cup of salsa and 1/4 cup cheese.
  3. Mix together remaining salsa, tomato sauce,and chili powder.
  4. Spread a thin layer of sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 baking pan.
  5. Fill each shell with the ground beef mixture and place in pan.
  6. Pour remaining sauce on top. Sprinkle on the rest of the cheese on top and garnish with green onion. Cover and freeze at this point.
  7. Defrost overnight and bake at 350°F for 30 minutes. (Cook from frozen for 2 hours at 300°F).
  8. If desired sprinkle additional cheese on top after baking and return to oven for 5 minutes longer or until cheese melts.

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