Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

16
Jennifer J

By
@chocolate_cutie

This dish is very easy to make. It's Mexican with a twist. My kids love these stuffed shells. I hope you all do as well!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This is cheesy meaty goodness stuffed inside these jumbo shells. This whole dish is bursting with Mexican flavors. The stuffing is creamy, cheesy, and seasoned perfectly. It was just the right about of cheese. The taco sauce and salsa are perfect for baking the shells with. It added so much flavor. This is a fairly quick dish to throw together that the whole family will love. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 12 votes

Comments:
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
45 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 2-3 lb
    ground beef, ground turkey, or shredded chicken
  • 2 pkg
    low-sodium taco seasoning
  • 5 oz
    cream cheese
  • 16
    jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 c
    salsa, chunky
  • 2 c
    taco sauce
  • 1 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1 c
    Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 c
    four cheese Mexican cheese, shredded (Kraft)
  • 2
    fresh jalapenos, minced (optional)
  • 4
    green onions, green parts only-chopped (optional)
  • ·
    sour cream, optional (topping)
  • 1 medium
    can black olives (optional)

How to Make Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a pan brown the ground beef and jalapenos (optional); Drain once done. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.
  3. Add cream cheese. Cover and simmer until cheese is melted.
  4. Add 2 cups of Kraft four cheese Mexican. Add olives (optional) Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
  5. While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; drain.
  6. Set shells out individually on cutting board or baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
  7. Pour salsa on bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  8. Stuff each shell with 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up.
  9. Evenly cover shells with taco sauce.
  10. Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  11. After 30 minutes, add remaining shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes with the foil removed.
  12. Top with green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.

Printable Recipe Card

About Easy Cheesy Mexican Stuffed Shells

Course/Dish: Chicken Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Mexican
Collection: Fiesta Time!
Other Tag: Quick & Easy



Show 76 Comments & Reviews

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer

16 Fresh Cucumber Recipes to Try This Summer


Since cucumbers are 95% water, they help with hydration and are fantastic to add to your summer menu. They’re not just for tossing into a garden salad or slicing for a snack either. From soups to creamy and marinated salads, dips to drinks, here are 16 fresh cucumber recipes to try this summer.

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing

15 Recipes You Can Make With a Bottle of Italian Dressing


We all have that partially used bottle of Italian dressing sitting in the fridge. If you’re staring at it wonder what can I use it for, we’ve got the answer. These 15 recipes all have Italian dressing as an ingredient and they’re not just pasta salad.

17 Refreshing Recipes with Mint

17 Refreshing Recipes with Mint


Have an abundance of mint in your garden? These mint-tastic recipes are the answer! Bursting with fresh mint leaves, these refreshing summer dinner recipes are sure to be a hit. From grilled goodies to fresh salads to yummy vegetarian options, mint works with them all! Not only are they easy to make on a hot […]