Running out of ideas for supper? Well, here’s a different one for you: how about combining pasta and tacos? You can’t really go wrong there. Here’s a recipe for taco stuffed shells – I was a little leery when I came across them on the internet (original recipe from Inspired Ginger blog), but I made them and damn they were good. Again, they’re nowhere near healthy, but hey, if you’re reading a recipe entitled “Taco Stuffed Shells,” chances are, you’re not looking for health-food.
- 1lb ground turkey (or lean beef). 1 lb of meat filled 17 shells when I made it. So, you can be the judge if you have more folks to feed and want to make more of the meat filling.
- 4 oz cream cheese, cubed (or Neufchatel cheese has less fat) Again, if you want to make more shells, you’ll want to increase this. The meat/cheese filling in this recipe makes 15-18 shells, depending on how full you fill them.
- 1 packet (1/4 cup) taco seasoning
- About 15 jumbo pasta shells
- taco sauce
- shredded cheese (any flavor you like; we used the “Mexican Blend”)
1) Boil the shells in salted water until they are tender.
2) Drain them and then separate and lay them out on a cookie sheet so that they can cool
3) Preheat oven to 350 (F)
4) Brown the meet in a pan and when done, add & mix the taco seasoning.
5) Add the cubed cream cheese to the meet and cover so that the cheese can melt. Once it’s melted, then removed the meat/cheese mixture from the heat.