You know I love tacos:
I'm sure you could have guessed that these Taco Stuffed Shells would be my favorite shell recipe.
Because of the taco part, I have a love for all things tacos! These shells are simple to make and a recipe your family will love!
If you have been around here for a while you will know how much I love any taco style recipe.
How to make Taco Stuffed Shells:
Prep and Cook: Start by cooking your shells according to the box instructions. While the noodles are cooking start cooking your ground beef.
Once the beef is cooked add in the taco seasoning, cream cheese and salsa. Mix them all together and cook until the cream cheese is melted and mixed thoroughly.
Bake: Spoon the ground beef mixture into the shells and place them in a casserole dish. Top with the cheese and bake. Once baked top with the green onions and serve.
- Jumbo Pasta Shells
- Ground Beef: you can use ground turkey as well.
- Cream Cheese
- Salsa: I used my favorite jar of salsa. Anything you like will work.
- Taco Seasoning
- Shredded Mexican Cheese Blend
- Green Onion: that have been diced
Step One - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Step Two - Cook shells according to package directions. Once cooked drain and set aside.
- Tip: Since you will be stuffing then baking these make sure to not over cook your pasta.
Step Three - In skillet cooked ground beef. Add taco seasoning, cream cheese, and salsa.
Cook until cream cheese has melted and ingredients are well combined.
Step Four - Spoon filling into shells and place them in a casserole dish.
Top with shredded cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted.
How long will these last?
You can store these Stuffed Shells in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 7 days.
Can I freeze this recipe?
Yes, you can freeze this recipe.
You can freeze this two different ways, before baking or after. You can freeze these for up to 60 days.
- Before Baking: To freeze before baking you need to fill you shells, but do not line your container with the extra sauce or top the shells with the extra sauce or cheese. Place in a freezer safe container and then when ready to bake allow to thaw, put your sauce on the bottom of the baking pan, and then top with the sauce and cheese.
- After Baking: To freeze after baking, once the shells have completely cooled place them in a freezer safe container. Allow to thaw before reheating.
Try some of my other favorite stuffed shell recipes:
Italian Stuffed Shells - These Italian Stuffed Shells are the best! My all-time favorite stuffed shells creamy, cheesy, delicious! My family loves these stuffed shells, and I know your family will too!
Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells - Stuffed shells filled with creamy Alfredo, shredded chicken, cheese, and even bacon. Served with a big salad and garlic bread, this Chicken Alfredo Stuffed Shells makes the perfect dinner idea.
Lasagna Stuffed Shells - These Lasagna Stuffed Shells couldn't be easier to put together. Fill with all your classic lasagna ingredients and then baked. It's the perfect family dinner.
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Taco Stuffed Shells
- 8 oz Jumbo shells (about 18-20 shells)
- 1 pound Ground beef
- 4 oz Cream cheese
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 oz Taco seasoning
- ¼ cup Green onion (diced)
- ½ cup Mexican blend cheese (shredded)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Cook shells according to package directions. Once cooked drain and set aside.
- In skillet cooked ground beef. Add taco seasoning, cream cheese, and salsa. Cook until cream cheese has melted, and ingredients are well combined.
- Spoon filling into shells and place them in a casserole dish. Top with shredded cheese and bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted.