Stuffed cheese shells

This family-friendly pasta meal has jumbo stuffed shells packed with three varieties of cheese and topped with a delicious tomato sauce, leaving everyone wanting seconds! These filled shells are simple to make and always popular. When cooked, this thick and creamy comfort food resembles a deep-dish pizza. I changed what I was given because I didn’t like cottage cheese and added additional things I thought it needed.

ingredients

°1 pound ground beef

°1 pack low-sodium taco season

°4 oz cream cheese

°20 jumbo spaghetti shells (about 6 ounces)

°1 1/2 cups of sauce

°1 cup of taco sauce

°1 cup cheddar cheese (or use only one type of cheese)

°1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

+For extras:

°3 green onions

°sour cream

Directions

Preheat oven 350 degrees.

In a frying pan brown the minced meat. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add the cream cheese, cover and simmer until the cheese melts. Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.

While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; sink. Place the shells individually on a cutting board or baking sheet so they don’t stick together.

Pour sauce into bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Fill each crust with 1 or 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. Place shells in a 9″ x 13″ pan with opening side up. Cover shells evenly with taco sauce. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.

After 15-20 minutes, add the grated cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes, removing the foil, until the cheese melts. Add green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more sauce.

Enjoy

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Stuffed cheese shells

This family-friendly pasta meal has jumbo stuffed shells packed with three varieties of cheese and topped with a delicious tomato sauce, leaving everyone wanting seconds! These filled shells are simple to make and always popular. When cooked, this thick and creamy comfort food resembles a deep-dish pizza. I changed what I was given because I didn’t like cottage cheese and added additional things I thought it needed.

  • °1 pound ground beef
  • °1 pack low-sodium taco season
  • °4 oz cream cheese
  • °20 jumbo spaghetti shells (about 6 ounces)
  • °1 1/2 cups of sauce
  • °1 cup of taco sauce
  • °1 cup cheddar cheese (or use only one type of cheese)
  • °1 cup Monterey Jack cheese

+For extras:

  • °3 green onions
  • °sour cream
  1. Preheat oven 350 degrees.
  2. In a frying pan brown the minced meat. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add the cream cheese, cover and simmer until the cheese melts. Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
  3. While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; sink. Place the shells individually on a cutting board or baking sheet so they don’t stick together.
  4. Pour sauce into bottom of a 9″ x 13″ baking dish. Fill each crust with 1 or 2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. Place shells in a 9″ x 13″ pan with opening side up. Cover shells evenly with taco sauce. Cover the dish with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
  5. After 15-20 minutes, add the grated cheese and bake for another 5-10 minutes, removing the foil, until the cheese melts. Add green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more sauce.
  6. Enjoy
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Stuffed cheese shells

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