Thursday, July 26, 2012

Mexican Stuffed Shells

The kids loved this dish.  I served it with chips, salsa and queso with a salad. Not a good photo at all, my apologies. I was in a hurry, apparently.


1 lb. ground beef *I use turkey*
1 package low-sodium taco seasoning
4 oz. cream cheese
14-16 jumbo pasta shells
1.5 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce
2 cups shredded colby jack cheese or just cheddar
3 green onions
Sour cream

In a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.  Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.  While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. 
Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish.  Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce.  Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed.  Top with any toppings you’d like (green onions, black olives, etc.) Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa. A great dish and I will make it again! Enjoy~

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