yummy taco's in pasta shells

★★★★★ 1
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By Norma DeRemer
from York, PA

Remembered I had this recipe in my recipe box and pulled it out for a dinner with the grandchildren.There is always the need to woo my grandchildren in eating good meals. This recipe did the trick. I know that most kid think that combining Mexican flavors with pasta is cool. I used medium heat salsa instead of hot when the little ones come over.

★★★★★ 1
serves 12

Ingredients For yummy taco's in pasta shells

  • 12 oz
    dried jumbo shell pasta
  • 2
    16 ounce jars salsa (medium or hot)
  • 2 1/2 lb
    of lean ground beef
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, cut up
  • 2 tsp
    chilli powder or to own taste
  • 1 1/2 c
    shredded cheddar cheese (6 ounces)
  • choped tomato (optional)
  • broken corn chips (optional)

How To Make yummy taco's in pasta shells

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 350
  • 2
    Cook pasta according to package directions;drain and rince with cold water and drain again. Set aside
  • 3
    Divide about 1 cup of salsa between two ungreased 2-quart retangular baking dishes, spreading evenly and set aside.
  • 4
    In a extra large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until brown and drain off fat.
  • 5
    Stir in cream cheese and chili powder and let cool slightly.
  • 6
    Spoon meat mixture into cooked pasta shells and arrange filled shells on top of salsa in prepared dishes and top with remaining salsa.
  • 7
    Cover both dishes with foil and place in oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • 8
    Pull dishes out of oven and take off foil and sprinkle with cheddar cheese.
  • 9
    Close oven and bake uncovered for about 15 minutes more or until heated through.
  • 10
    Remove from oven and if desired, sprinkle with tomato and serve immediately.
  • 11
    NOTE: My grandchildren like them sprinkled with some broken corn chips on top.

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