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Taco Stuffed Shells

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  • 12 ounces jumbo pasta shells
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa (jarred, divided)
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (divided)
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium23% DV560mg
    Fat29% DV19g
    Protein55% DV28g
    Carbs16% DV47g
    Fiber12% DV3g
    Calories470Calories from Fat170
    Total Fat19g29%
    Saturated Fat8g40%
    Trans Fat1g
    Calories from Fat170
    Total Carbohydrate47g16%
    Dietary Fiber3g12%
    Vitamin A8%
    Vitamin C2%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


    Danielle Rhymes 19 days ago
    The store was out of jumbo shells so we had small shells that we just mixed in really well. Didn't want to wait to bake & it was still delicious.
    Delaine 21 days ago
    Great, added beans and more cheese
    Rex Roberts 25 days ago
    Eh. Not the most exciting meal I’ve ever made
    Loulou Chaos a month ago
    Mmmmm goood very kid friendly. Would definitely make again
    Sara C a month ago
    Super Yummy! I used ground turkey. I wanted to stretch this recipe out so I add a half head of shredded cabbage. I sautéd the cabbage in EVOO, minced garlic and add diced onions. No one could even tell I slipped a veggie in!
    Megan Salter a month ago
    AMAZING I used shredded chicken instead of ground beef! Turned out super tasty!
    Tonya Deviney a month ago
    It was great. A nice change from just tacos and the whole family loved them. Will be making them again
    Krystal Weller a month ago
    Really good freshly made but not so much reheated. Definitely a like in this house!
    Staats a month ago
    It was okay most likely will not make again.
    Amber Gayler a month ago
    Super tasty. I couldn't find jumbo shells so I used rotini.
    Jessica Williams 2 months ago
    Really good!!! I probably should have cut back on the seasonings, ended up a little salty, but sour cream helps!
    Erika ortiz 2 months ago
    Easy and delicious! Would make it again 100%
    Kristen 2 months ago
    Taco filling was great. We didn't like it in the shells. Would make great nacho topping
    Jennifer Nelson 2 months ago
    New family top 10. Followed the recipe as is. Next time I may add some corn to the meat mix for some texture. But it really doesn’t need any adjustment.
    Dave Selvey 2 months ago
    Great and so Yummly 😁
    Rachel Langer 3 months ago
    So delicious! I used a spicier salsa so it had a nice kick.
    Julia 3 months ago
    These came out awesome. We had a lot of meat leftover from taco night before so I wanted to find another recipe that would use the rest of it and I am so glad I stumbled upon this! The family loved it. Will make again
    Ashley K. 3 months ago
    I added a can of green Chile’s and 1/4 of an onion while cooking the meat. I also added a heaping cup of salsa and 1/2 bag of Mexican blended cheese (small bag). I added the rest of the salsa and cheese to the top to bake
    Joshua Bibbee 3 months ago
    I couldn’t find jumbo shells so I used mini-sized shells, turned into like standard pasta. I used hot taco seasoning and salsa. I used veggie soy crumbles.
    Danelle Naegle 3 months ago
    So so salty couldn’t eat!!!!!!!
    Heidi Kandel 3 months ago
    Loved the fact that it had limited ingredients & lots of flavor. Added 1/2 block cream cheese to the meat with salsa & cheese. Served with sliced jalapeños & avacado with fresh squeezed lemon. A little too spicy for my 6 year old daughter even though I used mild salsa & taco seasoning packet but that can be adjusted easily next time. Yum 😋
    Bigley 3 months ago
    Very easy and yummy! Will definitely make again!
    Nicole 4 months ago
    It was indeed delicious. I will put this on a must make again list
    Burwell 4 months ago
    Turned out AWESOME! Added a little more meat but other than that great
    John Britto 4 months ago
    don't generally like mixing cuisines, but this one was not a disappointment. pretty easy too. would make again!
    Jol Frye 4 months ago
    it feed so many of us..
    Huston 4 months ago
    This is seriously so delicious! A new family favorite!
    Marcy Davis 4 months ago
    Delicious! Next time we will make more filling.
    Campbell 4 months ago
    Very tasty- kiddo called them “mini tacos”. Easy and quick, will put on repeat.
    Lauren Lucas 4 months ago
    I didn’t have enough salsa, so I added enchilada sauce to supplement. I also added sautéed onion, 2 Roma tomatoes and black beans to the filling, and garnished with cilantro. I thought it was tasty! A lot longer to make than I thought, and my toddlers weren’t huge fans, but I’d try again for a different audience

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