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Tacos in Pasta Shells with Veggies

Rated as 4.8 out of 5 Stars

"Jumbo pasta shells stuffed with a rich, spicy blend of cooked ground beef, cream cheese, chili powder, black beans, and Mexi-corn are baked with salsa, cheese, and sour cream. Add green onions as a garnish."
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1 h 5 m servings 725
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef and taco seasoning mix in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Add cream cheese, salt, and chili powder to ground beef; mix in black beans and corn. Simmer mixture until heated through, about 5 minutes.
  2. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta shells in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until cooked through but firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain and transfer shells to a bowl and toss with butter.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fill pasta shells with ground beef mixture and arrange in a 9x13-inch baking dish. Pour salsa over stuffed shells and top with 1/2 of the Cheddar cheese and 1/2 of the Monterey Jack cheese. Cover baking dish with aluminum foil.
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and top shells with remaining Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese. Continue baking until cheeses are melted, about 15 minutes more. Top pasta with sour cream.


  • Cook's Note:
  • Mexican-style chip dip can be used in place of sour cream.
  • Partner Tip
  • Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 725 calories; 42.7 47.5 38 134 1731 Full nutrition

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My husband ate almost the entire thing by himself. I didn't have chili powder, black beans, or salsa on hand so I subbed taco sauce for the salsa and omitted the beans and chili powder and it st...

This was absolutely amazing!!!!

This was really good! We love tacos and burritos, but this was a nice change of pace while still satisfying that craving! I used all cheddar cheese since that's all I had.

My family loved it. Only thing I changed was not adding salt and chili powder. I did put salsa on bottom of pan, shells were nice and soft. Thank you for a great dish!

My entire family loves these

This is a favorite Taco Tuesday dish in my house. I've made it quite a few times.

Very tasty. Next time I will cut back the salt; there is plenty in the taco seasoning, so another teaspoon isn't necessary. I haven't seen the 3 oz package of cream cheese in years, so I just ...

Could use just a little more salsa

I used noodles instead of stuffing shells and it turned out great!