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Monster Mouth Stuffed Pasta Shells

Russ Myers


Turn cheese slices, olives, and tomatoes into snaggle-toothed grins for these fun tacos.

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6 Servings
20 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


1 tsp
vegetable oil
1 medium
onion, chopped
4 slice
bacon, chopped
1 lb
ground beef
2 medium
plum tomatoes, chopped
1/2 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
4 slice
american cheese, chopped
jumbo pasta shells, cooked and drained
baby carrots
red bell pepper
small pickles
cheese slices


1Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and bacon; cook until onion is tender. Add beef; cook and stir about 5 minutes or until beef is done. Stir in tomato, salt and pepper. Stir chopped cheese into beef mixture. Spoon mixture into cooked pasta shells; place in greased 13x9 inch baking dish.
2Cut carrot into very thin strips. Cut small slit into olives; poke one end of thin carrot strips into olives for eyes. Cut red bell pepper into fang shapes. Slice pickle lengthwise into tongue shape. Cut cheese slice into zig-zag pattern for teeth.
3Bake shells at 350 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until shells are hot; remove from oven.

Decorate as desired with olive and carrot eyes, bell pepper fangs, pickle tongue and cheese teeth. Serve at once.

About this Recipe

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