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Very good. I added frozen corn to the mix which add a little something extra. I also used manicotti noodles because my shells fell apart when I boiled them I also didn't think the shells that my store carried were big enough , they said jumbo but they looked puny.
This was so good! Everyone cleaned their plates. I used 18 shells and our family of 5 ate every last one. I used homemade salsa. And I didnt have any tomato sauce so I used a half a can of tomato soup mixed with 16 oz. homemade stewed tomatoes that I had frozen. We will be making this one over and over. Thanks!
The biggest problem with this dish for me was that it seemed to lack nutritional merit. It just felt a big meat fest. Ingredients: meat, pasta, cheese, salsa. Doesn't make for the healthiest dish. Maybe there's a way to incorporate some veggies so this could be a bit more balanced?
I used green chilies and the shredded Mexican cheese in mine and all the kids and grandkids raved about these. Even my fussiest ones! This was easy to prepare even though it took a little while to make. I used Pace Picante salsa as it's what we like, and this was a total hit with us all! This will be repeated!
For some reason, my shells weren't as super as the other posts raved. :-( I used ground turkey as we don't eat much red meat and maybe that was the difference. I did have 18 large pasta shells filled. It was easy to make. I served with refried beans but would recommend something else. Salad?
This was pretty good, I used ground turkey instead of beef to make it a little healthier. There was a lot of meat left after the shells were filled so I'm saving it for a topping for nachos, yum! Thank you for this recipe!
I made this for a potluck. The little bit that was left was quickly snatched up and I came home with an empty dish. Thanks for this keeper.
We had this for dinner last night - I subbed cooked black beans for the meat in half the recipe (I am vegetarian, hubby and son aren't) . Made the rest with ground beef as directed. Even my picky 4 yr old loved them. I love recipes I can easily convert this way - thanks for a great recipe.
I did an adaptation (to creat a much smaller servng size on my own) and this recipe ROCKS!!! Excellent combination of spices and great easy directions. Thanks!