Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells created by looneytunesfan

This is a really good recipe. Even my picky daughters love it.

Ready In:
1hr 10mins



  • In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add cream cheese, salt and chili powder; mix and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss cooked shells in butter.
  • Preheat oven to 350*.
  • Fill shells with beef mixture and arrange in a 9x13 inch baking dish; pour taco sauce over shells. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Remove dish from oven and top with Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and tortilla chips; return dish to oven to cook for 15 minutes more.
  • Top with sour cream and guacamole; serve.
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  1. CyanEyed Girl
    Enjoyed it, but would have liked it more, perhaps if "kicked up" like another reviewer suggested, by adding corn/rice to the meat mix for more variety, still, we ate it all up!
  2. Steakeey
    I added corn and rice to the meat so that there wasn't SO much meat and it rounded out the meal even more. It still had the same flavor, just a little extra surprise in with it. Just a tip.
  3. Roxygirl in Colorado
    I made a double batch of this casserole, one to give to another family. My shells were al dente at 9 min. and very stable to fill. I used half ground turkey/beef and an 8oz pkg. of cream cheese total. I also topped with Fritos, tucking some under the cheese layer, too. I made this earlier in the day and when I heated I added a few tbs. hot water to the bottom of the pan, because it looked like the shells were a bit dry. This was real tasty and different from regular tacos, too. The cream cheese helped keep the filling from falling out of the shells. I served with corn in buter sauce (by Karen) and refrig. bead sticks. Thanks Looneytunesfan for posting. I loved your photo, too! Roxygirl
  4. Mamas Kitchen Hope
    Dh and dd devoured this! Great weeknight meal- served with a salad and dinner was complete! Thanks!
  5. Moe Larry Cheese
    Excellent dish!! I mixed a 1/2 cup taco sauce in with the ground beef and then topped the shells with 16oz of salsa before baking. Turned out great!!

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