Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Taco Stuffed Shells

Yes, you are seeing this right: I finally made a main dish that does not include CHICKEN! Not to mention, this is great! This meal was so fun to prepare, mainly because it is a twist on a basic meal. I was honestly ENTERTAINED while cooking this...I know, that sounds weird, but I was! It has a wonderful flavor and is different than most basic nightly meals. The crushed tortilla chips on top were probably my favorite part, they added just the perfect CRUNCH!

Taco Stuffed Shells

1lb ground beef
1 package taco seasoning
1 4 once package cream cheese
12 large pasta shells
1 cup salsa
1 cup taco sauce
1 1/2 cups mexican blend shredded cheese
1 ½ cups tortilla chips (crushed)
1 cup sour cream

In a fry pan cook ground beef and add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese, cover, and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and allow slightly cool. While burger is cooking cook the pasta shells, drain.
Pour salsa in the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place the stuffed shells in the baking dish and cover the tops of the shells with taco sauce.

Cover with foil and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, uncover, and sprinkle crushed chips and shredded cheddar and Monterey jack cheeses on top. Cook for 15 additional minutes. Serve with sour cream, additional salsa, and anything else that you like to serve with tacos.

Serves 3.

Recipe From: The Blog Chef


Brian and chelsea said...

drooling on the keyboard....

hey, have you ever done stuffed green peppers? I wonder if that would work with this recipe. I had stuffed green peppers with some sort of beef mix inside once, and it was incredible.

Elizabeth said...

These look really good. My kids love Italian stuffed shells so I think that I will have to give these a try!