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"I was only persuaded to make this recipe after reading the rave reviews. I have to say- everyone is correct. It seems like an odd combination, but it really works! I served alongside sweet Mexican honeydew. It seemed like with the starch, and cheese, and everything else it would be too heavy with a rice or bean dish. My boyfriend went nuts and ate 9 of them - barely touching the fruit. Don't waste your time laboring over side dishes with this one! "- ginablondie1016
Cuisine: Main Ingredient: Ground Beef
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Preheat oven to 350°.
In a pan brown the ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board or baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
Pour salsa on bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Stuff each shell with 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Evenly cover shells with taco sauce. Cover dish with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes with the foil removed. Top with green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa
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we1rda 1 weeks agoMade this with ground turkey instead of beef and homemade taco seasoning. It was delicious.
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Ferdrena23 2 weeks agoI just made this in my family loves it I would definitely be making this again
Pharmd12 3 weeks agoThis dish was amazing!!! So easy to make and everyone loved it :) two thumbs up!
Prplrose00 1 month ago
SammyJo79 1 month agoso very yummy even my super picky husband loved it. this one went into my recipe box. i think it would make a great dip for parties. i plan on trying to adapt the meat and cheese mixture with the salsa, taco sauce and shreded cheeses and warm them in the oven then topping the dip with sour cream green onions and avocado chunks.
dgmacintyre 1 month agoVery good and easy! I didn't think they were too time consuming either. I didn't have cream cheese so I strained low-fat plain yogurt overnight and used instead. Same consistency as cream cheese & my family had no clue. Would make again. Thanks for a great weeknight dinner!
Jennelson1984 1 month agoMade this last night for my husband and guests. Everyone loved it!
crazycouponlady4 1 month agoI've made this a number of times. One time I didn't realize I was out of taco sauce until I was ready to put it on top so I just subbed spaghetti sauce. Still really good, just not Mexican-y. I love this recipe and it's one of the few ones that everyone in the family will eat. I make it at least once a month.
MOMWHATSFORDINNER 1 month agoIt had a little kick and was a nice change from our normal taco night. Delicious, I will be making this again!
Smashleelee 2 months agoThis surprised me! Excellent! I used rotel.
lanye1524 2 months agoToo spicy for some, too saucy for me. My hubby loved it. Probably will not make it again.
platinumdiva 2 months agoMade this dish exactly as directed with the exception of adding onion to the ground beef as it was cooking. This was amazing and we will be adding it to our dinner rotation! Very very good. I did save time by making the meat mixure ahead of time so that all I had to do was cook and stuff the shells and then bake.
ohMAi 2 months agoHusband loved it!
pruje 2 months ago
Bwneyez78 2 months agoMy husband loved it, I will definitely make this again!
cristinakj 3 months agoThis is a wonderful recipe. I have made it twice before and it's always come out wonderful I never can remember exactly what I did the last time because I always doctor up my recipes (I'm nuts about chipotle chili and add it to anything I can). Naturally I don't remember what I did last time or the time before that, however this time here's what I did: Very finely chopped half an onion half a green bell pepper and one half of a red roasted pepper. While the beef was cooking I added the bell pepper and the onion as well as a little bit of chipotle and some garlic powder. I ffinely chopped about five mushrooms which actually makes a lot if you chop it finely. I added that when I added the cheese to the mixture. This is also when I added the roasted red pepper. I think it's important in this recipe to make sure that the meat is cut finely as it's cooked. Stuffed shells, had some extra shells, no surprise there. Topped with cheddar jack and cheddar cheeses also I had a couple tomatoes on their way out, so I diced them and also added scallions to the top. Sprinkled a little bit more chipotle on top and cook as directed, adding a final touch of a light sprinkling of cilantro. Came out great as always! Served with Mexican rice.
PKM4 4 months agoVery good, doubled the ground beef and used maniotti noodles. Everyone loved it!
feleciadix 4 months agoI made this on a Tuesday and by Friday my husband wanted this again. Awesome and will be a permanent meal.
onihcanom 4 months agoDelicious!