Yummy Taco's In Pasta Shells

Norma DeRemer

By
@PApride

Remembered I had this recipe in my recipe box and pulled it out for a dinner with the grandchildren.There is always the need to woo my grandchildren in eating good meals. This recipe did the trick. I know that most kid think that combining Mexican flavors with pasta is cool. I used medium heat salsa instead of hot when the little ones come over.


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Serves:

12

Ingredients

12 oz
dried jumbo shell pasta
2
16 ounce jars salsa (medium or hot)
2 1/2 lb
of lean ground beef
6 oz
cream cheese, cut up
2 tsp
chilli powder or to own taste
1 1/2 c
shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
choped tomato (optional)
broken corn chips (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat your oven to 350
2
Cook pasta according to package directions;drain and rince with cold water and drain again. Set aside
3
Divide about 1 cup of salsa between two ungreased 2-quart retangular baking dishes, spreading evenly and set aside.
4
In a extra large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until brown and drain off fat.
5
Stir in cream cheese and chili powder and let cool slightly.
6
Spoon meat mixture into cooked pasta shells and arrange filled shells on top of salsa in prepared dishes and top with remaining salsa.
7
Cover both dishes with foil and place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
8
Pull dishes out of oven and take off foil and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
9
Close oven and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes more or until heated through.
10
Remove from oven and if desired, sprinkle with tomato and serve immediately.
11
NOTE: My grandchildren like them sprinkled with some broken corn chips on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Beef, Pasta, Tacos & Burritos
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids