Taco Pasta Shells

Taco Pasta Shells Recipe

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Sharlyn Ricks


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

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45 Min
35 Min


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


1Preheat oven to 350.
Cook Pasta according to package.
2Mix tomato sauce, salsa & 1 cup of water. Save until later.
3Cook 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.
4Stuff 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.
5Sprinkle with rest of the onion rings and cheese. Bake for about 5 minutes more or until cheese is melted

About Taco Pasta Shells

Course/Dish: Beef, Tacos & Burritos