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Taco-Filled Pasta Shells


Why didn’t anyone remind me it was Friday? It has been a long week here, as my husband has been very sick. Fortunately he is well on the road to recovery now.





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Taco-Filled Pasta Shells


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 envelopes taco seasoning
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cubed
  • 24 uncooked jumbo pasta shells
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS (for each casserole):
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped  


In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning; prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese; cook and stir for 5-10 minutes or until melted. Transfer to a bowl; chill for 1 hour.

Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Gently toss with butter. Fill each shell with about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture. Place 12 shells in a freezer container. Cover and freeze for up to 3 months.


To prepare remaining shells, spoon salsa into a greased 9-in. square baking dish. Top with stuffed shells and taco sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with cheeses and chips. Bake 15 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with sour cream and onions.


To use frozen shells: Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours (shells will be partially frozen). Spoon salsa into a greased 9-in. square baking dish; top with shells and taco sauce. Cover and bake at 350° for 40 minutes. Uncover and continue as above. 


Yield: 2 casseroles (6 servings each).



Comments on: "Taco-Filled Pasta Shells" (6)

  1. […] 7, 2008 by angelaskitchen Head over to MJ’s for Freezer Food Friday.  If you have a gluten free recipe that freezes well, after you link to MJ, come on back and leave […]

  2. angelaskitchen said:

    Hope your husband feels better soon! Thanks for hosting.

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  4. Hmmm, my dh is a sausage fan, so I might have to try the soup. Let me know how it tastes.

  5. This looks like one my family would love. Thanks for sharing it, hope your DH is better soon

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