Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

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Taco seasoned ground beef combined with delicious salsa and cheese then all that goodness gets stuffed into a large pasta shell. If that isn’t good enough, cover them with more salsa and more cheese! I never dreamed taco flavor with pasta could taste so delicious!

 

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Ingredients

 

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In a large pot cook pasta shells according

to the package directions and then drain.

 

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Mix the taco seasoning with the water.

 

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In a large frying pan over medium heat,

cook the ground beef until no longer pink.

Mix in half of the salsa and all of the taco

seasoning with water mixture. Continue

cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated.

 

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Stir in half of the cheese.

 

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Cook over medium heat until

the cheese is melted.

 

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Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until no

liquid remains, stirring frequently.

 

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Using a large spoon, stuff the shells with

the meat mixture. Place the stuffed shells

into a 4 quart casserole dish that has

been sprayed with cooking oil.

 

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Using a spoon, place the remaining

salsa over the pasta shells.

 

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Sprinkle the remaining cheese on

top and cover with a lid.

 

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Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven

for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is

melted. Serve immediately and enjoy!

 

Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

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Ingredients

  • 12 oz jumbo pasta shells (about 15 shells)
  • 1# ground meat
  • 2 Tbsp. Taco seasoning (1-packet)
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 24 oz salsa, divided in half
  • 8 oz shredded cheddar cheese, divided in half

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot cook the pasta shells according to the package directions then drain. Put them back into the pot and add cold water so they don’t dry out. Drain again before stuffing them.
  3. In a small bowl mix the water with the taco seasoning.
  4. In a large frying over medium heat cook the ground beef until it is no longer pink, discarding the grease.
  5. Mix in half the salsa and the taco seasoning with water mixture. Continue cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated.
  6. Stir in half of the cheese and cook over medium heat until the cheese melts.
  7. Reduce to a simmer and simmer until no liquid remains, stirring frequently.
  8. Using a large spoon, stuff the shells fully with the meat mixture.
  9. Spray a 4 qt casserole dish with cooking oil and put the stuffed shells into it.
  10. Using a spoon, place the remaining salsa over the pasta shells.
  11. Sprinkle the rest of the cheese evenly over the top and cover with a lid.
  12. Bake for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and hot then serve.

http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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