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Mexican Stuffed Shells

Traditional stuffed shells meets the taco and the result is this Mexican Stuffed Shells casserole! Beef filled, taco seasoned, creamy, cheesy casserole that is bound to be a favorite with all!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6
Author: The Cookin' Chicks

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef (or turkey)
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning (see recipe below)
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz jumbo pasta shells
  • 10 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • sour cream, avocado, tomato, lettuce (optional as toppings)

Instructions

  • In a large pot, boil water and cook pasta shells according to directions on box. Drain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium skillet, cook beef over medium high heat until no longer pink. Drain fat.
  • Add in the taco seasoning and mix well.
  • Stir in the cream cheese until combined.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the salsa and enchilada sauce.
  • To prepare casserole, pour half the enchilada/salsa mixture into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan.
  • Stuff each cooked pasta shell with about 1 tbsp of beef mixture and place stuffed shell in baking pan.
  • Continue until all shells have been stuffed and pan is lined with shells.
  • Pour remaining sauce on top of stuffed shells evenly.
  • Cover pan with alumium foil and place pan in oven to cook for 30 minutes.
  • Remove foil and sprinkle both cheeses on top.
  • Return pan to oven for an additional 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Serve with toppings of choice or as is! Enjoy!
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