View Full Version : Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells

12-01-2011, 05:42 PM
Via PM I was asked for this recipe. I almost forgot to post it!

18 Jumbo pasta shells (about 1/2 12 oz package)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
3-4 ounces of cream cheese (opt. chives) cubed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
Chopped green onions and parsley sprigs for garnish

1. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and toss with melted butter or margarine.
2. Brown ground beef, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in cream cheese, chili powder and salt; simmer for 5 minutes.
3. Preheat oven to 350*. Fill shells with beef mixture. Arrange in greased 9x13 baking dish. Spoon taco sauce over shells. Cover and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover; top with cheeses and tortilla chips. Bake for 15 minutes longer (uncovered). Sprinkle with green onions; garnish with parsley. Makes 6 main dish servings.

Don't ask me for any tips...my wife always makes it. :D She usually skips the chives and onions as it bothers some of my family member's stomachs.

Hope you enjoy it!

PS - I'll often spice it up with a little Tabasco Sauce, preferably the Habanero version!

And it's best accompanied by an ice cold beer!

12-01-2011, 05:44 PM
this is getting printed out and filed joel. thank you for the recipe it sounds good :dr

12-01-2011, 06:01 PM
this is getting printed out and filed joel. thank you for the recipe it sounds good :dr


12-01-2011, 06:29 PM
This recipe looks great. Gonna have to try it out.

12-01-2011, 07:55 PM
Definitely going to have to try these...thanks brother :tu

12-02-2011, 08:17 AM
OH YEAH!!!! There it is. I will be making these soon Thanks for posting it.

Blak Smyth
12-02-2011, 08:46 AM
E-mailed the recipe to the wife! Thanks for sharing!

12-02-2011, 09:31 AM
Joel.....I love you....

hahahaha....looks tasty bro'!!

01-24-2013, 07:54 PM
Wifey made this for dinner tonight. Must be a wintertime thing! Good as ever. :tu

01-24-2013, 08:39 PM
Word...:dr Thanks... :tu

Bondo 287
01-25-2013, 06:08 AM
I had this for the first time about a month ago. It's a pretty filling meal.

01-25-2013, 07:56 AM
um.... Where the heck has this been all my life!!!!!

01-25-2013, 08:06 AM
Sounds awesome.. Will have to try.