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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Mexican Stuffed Shells- Easy as making tacos (almost)



I have never ever put a recipe on my blog before, but I made these last night and they were so delicious. 
My husband piled on the seconds and my picky eating son said "Actually I really really like them."  
So I thought I'd share the recipe here. 
My husband, my son and I actually at it all ourselves, so next time, 
when all 5 of us are here eating I will have to double the recipe-
Just a heads up for you bigger families!

Prep time was about 15 minutes
Bake time is 45 minutes

Ingredients
1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 package low-sodium taco seasoning
4 ounces cream cheese
16 jumbo pasta shells
1 1/2 cups salsa (I used medium)
1 cup taco sauce (I used medium)
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup Monterrey jack cheese


For possible toppings:
3 cut up green onions

olives
Sour cream

Instructions

Heat oven to 350°.
In a pan brown the ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. 

Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. 
Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; 

drain. Set shells out individually on a baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
Pour salsa on bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. 

Stuff each shell with 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. 
Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Evenly cover shells with taco sauce.
 Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes with the foil removed. 

Top with green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream! YUM!

Hope you enjoy. 
Aside from stuffing the shells, it was pretty much as easy as making Tacos.

I got the recipe from here: Mexican Stuffed Shells 




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