These Taco Stuffed Shells are filled with taco meat, cream cheese then topped with taco sauce and lotsa melted cheese! Kid approved!Taco Stuffed Shells
Here’s a yummy pasta dinner that’s sure to put a smile on everyone’s face. It seems to me that just about everyone loves pasta shells, so, of course, I’m always on the lookout for new and delicious stuffed shells recipes. This one, in particular, made a huge hit at our dinner table! Imagine, if you will, combining pasta shells stuffed with ground beef for tacos and pasta with cream cheese topped with taco sauce and cheese. Crazy delicious right? Oh yes, absolutely right you would be!!!


Taco Stuffed Shells

These Taco Stuffed Shells are filled with taco meat, cream cheese then topped with taco sauce and lotsa melted cheese! Kid approved!

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 43 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 482 kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 1 Heaping Tablespoon Salt
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Package Taco Seasoning
  • 4 Ounces Cream Cheese
  • 14-18 from one box Large Pasta Shells
  • 16 Ounces Salsa
  • 1 Cup Taco Sauce
  • 1 Cup Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Cup Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded,
  • 3 Green Onions Chopped
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 350° degrees.

  2. In a large pot add 4 quarts of water and 1 heaping tablespoon of salt and bring to a boil.

  3. Meanwhile, in a frying pan cook ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.  Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board/baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
  5. Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish.  Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Cover shells with taco sauce.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.
  6. After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed.  Top with green onions. Serve with sour cream.

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Nutritional Information

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Nutrition Facts
Taco Stuffed Shells
Amount Per Serving
Calories 482 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 37g 57%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 120mg 40%
Sodium 935mg 39%
Potassium 570mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 5g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 22.3%
Vitamin C 3.5%
Calcium 38.7%
Iron 12.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Source: The Way to His Heart