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pasta filled shells with taco beef and toppings
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Ultimate Taco Stuffed Shells

Made with only seven ingredients in under an hour, these Ultimate Taco Stuffed Shells are the perfect recipe for busy weeknights when you still want to put a family-friendly dinner on the table.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: stuffed pasta shells, taco stuffed shells
Servings: 6
Calories: 521kcal


  • 1 lb beef *ground, or turkey
  • 1 packet taco seasoning *or homemade, see recipe above recipe card
  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 16 oz salsa
  • 16 oz taco sauce
  • 1 lb jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 cups Mexican cheese *shredded
  • 1 cup tortilla chips *crushed
  • toppings of choice


  • Cook pasta shells according to package directions, cooking until al dente.
  • Drain shells and lay onto parchment paper to allow to cool.
  • In a skillet, cook the ground beef/turkey until no longer pink.
  • Drain fat and add in the taco seasoning and cream cheese, stirring until melted.
  • Add a spoonful of the meat mixture to the middle of the pasta shells.
  • Place stuffed shells on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 baking dish.
  • Pour the salsa and taco sauce evenly over entire pan.
  • Cover dish with tin foil and bake at 350 for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil, sprinkle cheese and chips on top and return to oven for an additional 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and serve with desired toppings!! Enjoy!!


Calories: 521kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 2018mg | Potassium: 481mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 2168IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 317mg | Iron: 3mg
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