Monday, April 23, 2012

taco stuffed shells

this was what we had for dinner....taco stuffed shells!! can i just say, it was so good, we cleaned up after eating and i immediately came to post the recipe here so you could enjoy it too!

what you'll need:
1 pound ground beef
bottle of taco sauce
pkg of taco seasoning
jumbo pasta shells (i used half the box)
8 oz container of cream cheese with chives and onions
salsa (whatever kind you prefer)
shredded sharp cheddar cheese

preheat oven to 350*. bring large pot of water to a boil (don't forget to salt your water!!) and cook your pasta to al dente. while your pasta is cooking, brown your meat. once meat is fully cooked, drain off all excess fat and add pkg of taco seasoning according to the directions. once seasoning and meat are combined well and mixture is no longer soupy, add in your container of cream cheese and remove from heat. continue to stir until cheese is completely melted throughout the meat. set aside the meat mixture to cool.
drain pasta and also let it cool. pour salsa (just enough to cover) in the bottom of a 9X13 baking dish. begin filling each shell with the meat mixture and layer in the baking dish. once all shells are filled pour small amount of taco sauce onto each shell. cover with aluminum foil and bake for 30 min. at the end of 30 min. uncover and top with shredded cheese and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

you can serve with all of your favorite toppings (black olives, diced tomatoes, green onions, sour cream, etc.)


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