Mexican Stuffed Shells

 

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Not too long ago I made my favorite Pesto Chicken Stuffed Shells and I ended up with an extra box of the giant pasta shells. What to do, oh what to do with these shells? Then I came across this magically little recipe (which of course I didn’t have all the ingredients for, but I improvised & it turned out awesome anyway) So, yeah, these are pretty darn tasty! Andrew even liked them & they were definitely out of his meat and potatoes comfort zone!

 

You Will Need:

-1 box jumbo pasta shells (I use the great value brand at walmart)
-1lb ground beef (browned & drained)
-1 package taco seasoning
-4oz cream cheese (That’s half of the standard box)
-Salsa (I don’t have an exact amount for this. You’ll see why later)
-1 package shredded cheddar cheese

 

Directions:

-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-Cook the ground beef & drain the grease
-Add taco seasoning and water according to package
-Mix cream cheese in with ground beef until cream cheese is melted & completely mixed in.
-Cook pasta shells according to package
-Lightly grease a 9×13 baking dish
-Place the pasta shells in the dish with the opening facing up
-Spoon ground beef into each shell
-Add a spoonful of salsa to each shell
-Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes
-Remove from oven and cover each shell with shredded cheese
-Bake for another 10 minutes.

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