Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

Jennifer H


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!

★★★★★ 8 votes


2-3 lb
ground beef, ground turkey, or shredded chicken
2 pkg
low-sodium taco seasoning
5 oz
cream cheese
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)
jalapenos, fresh- minced (optional)
green onions- green parts only-chopped (optional)
sour cream- optional (topping)
1 medium
can black olives (optional)


1Preheat oven to 350°.
2In 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.
3While 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
4Pour 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
5After 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