Mexican Stuffed Shells

Total Time
1hr 15mins
30 mins
45 mins

A beloved favorite recipe that's been around awhile. While the crushed tortilla chips are optional, I personally love the crunch.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. 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.
  3. While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
  4. Pour salsa on bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish. Stuff each shell with the meat mixture placing shells in dish open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce. Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed. Top with green onions and serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.
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5 5

These are so easy to whip up and have great flavor!! DH usually makes a funny face when I say enchiladas, but when I said it is similar but with pasta he was excited and this did not dissapoint!. I used Pace Picante mild salsa and a mild taco sauce. I didn't measure the cheese, just sprinkled on what I thought was a good amount. I did get 16 shells from the meat filling and looking forward to leftovers!! Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #60.

5 5

This recipe is awesome. I substituted shredded chicken breast for the ground meat. My family loves it.

5 5

Very good, and pretty easy to make. I did the prep work in the morning, and kept the dish covered in the refrigerator to bake that evening. My fianc