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!

 

Ingredients

 

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 the taco seasoning with water mixture.

Continue cooking until most of the liquid is evaporated.

 

Stir in half of the cheese and cook over medium heat

until the cheese is melted.

Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until no

liquid remains, stirring frequently.

 

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 spray.

 

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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

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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 spray 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.
  13. http://www.InDianesKitchen.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Categories: Casseroles, Ground Beef, Pasta

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