Tacos in Pasta Shells

Tacos in Pasta Shells

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"This recipe has a Mexican flavor and is tasty and easy to make. It is great anytime; kids and adults will love it. Garnish with sliced tomatoes, lettuce and ripe olives, if desired."

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  • Calories:
  • 735 kcal
  • 37%
  • Fat:
  • 44.2 g
  • 68%
  • Carbs:
  • 47.6g
  • 15%
  • Protein:
  • 35.7 g
  • 71%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 136 mg
  • 45%
  • Sodium:
  • 1054 mg
  • 42%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add cream cheese, salt and chili powder; mix and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss cooked shells in butter.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fill shells with beef mixture and arrange in a 9x13 inch baking dish; pour taco sauce over shells. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove dish from oven and top with Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and tortilla chips; return dish to oven to cook for 15 minutes more.
  6. Top with sour cream and onions; serve.
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A wonderfully creative twist and addition to basic Mexican cuisine! This is one creative cook to think of using large pasta shells in a Mexican dish! My hat go off to you, Grannycancook! I did f...

Fantastic! I did use Neufatchel cheese and a little more than called for. I also added a few more spices. Topped with black olives, diced tomatoes, and sour cream (as mentioned in the introducti...

Yummy! I tweeked the recipe just a little. I substituted a package of taco seasoning for the salt and chili powder and I used speghetti sauce instead of taco sauce. I thought that it could us...