Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells. Jumbo pasta shells filled with a creamy seasoned beef & vegetable mixture and topped with cheese. This is the perfect weeknight meal and fun twist on Taco Tuesday!
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Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly N.
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells. Jumbo pasta shells filled with a creamy seasoned beef & vegetable mixture and topped with cheese.  This is the perfect weeknight meal and fun twist on Taco night!
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Ingredients

Filling
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 onion
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1 14.5 oz can of (low sodium) diced tomatoes with juice
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped veggies (red, yellow or green peppers, corn, zucchini… whatever you have on hand)
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
Other
  • 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 Cups Salsa
  • 2 Cups grated cheddar and/or monterey jack cheese
  • Sour cream for serving

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Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cook pasta shells al dente according to package directions. Drain and rinse under cold water. Set aside.
  3. Brown ground beef and onion in a large pan until no pink remains.
  4. Add in undrained tomatoes, taco seasoning, 3/4 cup of water and veggies. Cook 5 minutes or until liquid has evaporated. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  5. Fill each pasta shell with about 2-3 tablespoons of the beef mixture. Place into a casserole dish.
  6. You can FREEZE them at this point for a make ahead meal. If frozen, defrost in the fridge overnight and continue with recipe as usual.

  7. Top with salsa. Cover with foil and bake 30 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 745, Fat: 39g, Saturated Fat: 17g, Cholesterol: 152mg, Sodium: 2124mg, Potassium: 1179mg, Carbohydrates: 51g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 47g, Vitamin A: 4565%, Vitamin C: 19.7%, Calcium: 289%, Iron: 6.4%

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

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