Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Recipe Type: Main Dish
Serves: 4-6
  • 3 oz cream cheese with chives (or plain if preferred) softened
  • 24 jumbo pasta shells
  • 1¼ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz) shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1½ cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • Your favorite taco toppings such as leaf lettuce, chopped tomatoes, and sliced black olives
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  2. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and rinse with warm water. Return to pan and toss with melted butter.
  3. Meanwhile, cook ground beef in large skillet over medium high heat, breaking up into small pieces until cooked through. Drain.
  4. Reduce heat to medium low and add cream cheese, salt and chili powder.
  5. Simmer 5 minutes.
  6. Fill shells with beef mixture and arrange in baking dish.
  7. Pour taco sauce over shells.
  8. Cover with foil and bake for 15 minutes.
  9. Uncover and top with cheese. Sprinkle crushed chips over the top and bake uncovered for additional 15 minutes or until bubbling.
  10. Serve warm, garnishing with additional toppings.
Recipe by Finding Zest at https://www.findingzest.com/taco-stuffed-pasta-shells-recipe/