Monday, July 9, 2012

Mexican Stuffed Shells

I've never made any type of stuffed shells before. They always seemed time consuming or difficult to make. Not sure why I thought that since these were as easy as can be to prepare and you can pretty much stuff the shells with whatever filling you'd like. I loved the Mexican variation and I wish I had decided to make these stuffed shells sooner. They were a huge hit!

Mexican Stuffed Shells
Slightly Adapted From The Girl Who Ate Everything

1 pound lean ground beef
4 ounces cream cheese
20 jumbo pasta shells
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese
1 cup Monterrey jack cheese
Sour Cream and Green Onions (Optional)

Preheat 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 cutting board or 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 if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.


  1. Yummy! This looks delicious. :)


  2. Wow, you're right, that does sound easy to make! And delicious!!!

  3. oooh my gosh this is making my mouth water. I'm a new follower from The Things We Find Inside! Can't wait to read more!



  4. What a fun blog!! Thanks for following! Following you back. Xoxo

  5. YUM! This sounds delicious! Stopping by from the welcome Wednesday Hop. Please stop by when you get the chance.

  6. These look heavenly. Thanks for sharing. New follower from the GFC blog hop :)

    The Pretty Pinhead

  7. Yum! Gonna try this recipe. Thanks for sharing this week at The Gathering Spot.

  8. Yummy, thanks for the recipe

  9. New follower from the Blog Hop! These sound delicious! I've made manicotti before, but never experimented; I'll have to try these.

  10. MMmmM!! This sounds and looks really good! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime. Pinning this.


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