Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

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

Ingredients Nutrition


  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 crushed tortilla chips; bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed. Top with green onions and serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.


Most Helpful

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

Shelly D. March 05, 2014

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

Cottage Fry July 21, 2013

These were a hit at my Mexican fiesta party this weekend. I doubled the recipe, added crushed chips as a topping, and these were devoured! Simple to put together and really good. Thanks GailAnn for another keeper. Made for ZWT8 Mexico/Tex Mex.

lazyme August 06, 2012

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