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taco pasta shells

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Sharlyn Ricks
Franklin, TN

Can't decide between Mexican & Italian? This is the dish to go to. Plus the french fried onions are a great addition.

(1 rating)
yield 6 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For taco pasta shells

  • 1 lb
    ground chuck
  • 1/2 c
    onion, chopped
  • 1 can
    chopped green chilies, mild or spicy (small can)
  • 1 c
    sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 jar
    salsa, mild or medium (12 oz.)
  • 1 can
    tomato sauce (small can)
  • 1 can
    french fried onion rings, divided (small can)
  • 18 lg
    pasta shells ( the kind you can stuff)

How To Make taco pasta shells

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350. Cook Pasta according to package.
  • 2
    Mix tomato sauce, salsa & 1 cup of water. Save until later.
  • 3
    Cook ground chuck in a skillet with the onions. Salt & pepper to taste. Drain meat. Add green chilies, 1/2 of the cheese, 1/2 of the french fried onion rings & 1/2 of the sauce mixture.
  • 4
    Stuff the shells with the meat and place open side up in 13x9 casserole. Pour the other 1/2 of the sauce over shells.Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until hot through & through.
  • 5
    Sprinkle with rest of the onion rings and cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted

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