Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

Jennifer H

By
@chocolate_cutie

This dish is very easy to make. It's Mexican with a twist. My kids love these stuffed shells. I hope you all do as well!


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Ingredients

2-3 lb
ground beef, ground turkey, or shredded chicken
2 pkg
low-sodium taco seasoning
5 oz
cream cheese
16
jumbo pasta shells
2 c
salsa, chunky
2 c
taco sauce
1 c
cheddar cheese, shredded
1 c
monterey jack cheese, shredded
2 c
four cheese mexican cheese, shredded (kraft)
2
jalapenos, fresh- minced (optional)
4
green onions- green parts only-chopped (optional)
sour cream- optional (topping)
1 medium
can black olives (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°.
2
In a pan brown the ground beef and jalapenos (optional); Drain once done. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Add 2 cups of Kraft four cheese Mexican. Add Olives (optional) Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
3
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
4
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
5
After 30 minutes, add remaining 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 and/or more salsa.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy