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taco stuffed shells

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Ashley Dawkins
Burrillville, RI

This recipe can be made spicier by adding crushed red pepper or using a hotter salsa. I usually have to go mild for my house.

(1 rating)
yield 5 -6
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For taco stuffed shells

  • 1 lb
    ground beef
  • 1 pkg
    taco seasoning mix
  • 1 box
    spanish rice
  • 1 jar
    ricotta cheese (160z)
  • 1
  • 1 jar
  • 1 pkg
    cheese (i prefer
  • 1 box
    jumbo shells

How To Make taco stuffed shells

  • 1
    Brown the beef, drain the grease and then add the taco seasoning mix as the directions say.
  • 2
    Prepare the spanish rice like the box tells you to.
  • 3
    When the meat and rice are both done, mix them together in a mixing bowl.
  • 4
    Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Stuff each shell with the taco/rice mixture and lay out into a lightly greased baking dish.
  • 5
    Now take the ricotta, 1 egg and 1/3 of the salsa and blend well together. Then lay some of the sauce over each shell. (You can add more salsa and less ricotta if you like spicy.)
  • 6
    When each shell has the ricotta sauce on top, place in the oven and heat for about 10 minutes or until the edges of the shell look like they may be turning hard. Finish up by placing the shredded cheese ontop and baking until melted.
  • 7
    Serve and enjoy!

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