Rating: 4.3 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Stuffed shells using beef, corn, and salsa. A great combination of Mexican and Italian.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Spray a baking dish with cooking spray.

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  • Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Cook pasta shells in the boiling water, stirring occasionally until tender yet firm to the bite, 8 to 10 minutes. Drain.

  • Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir beef in the hot skillet until browned and crumbly, 5 to 7 minutes; drain and discard grease. Stir salsa, tomato sauce, corn, and olives into ground beef.

  • Stuff shells with ground beef mixture; arrange in a single layer in the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle Cheddar cheese over stuffed shells.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Serve shells with sour cream.

Cook's Note:

Substitute Monterey Jack for the Cheddar cheese, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

435 calories; protein 20.8g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 21.5g; cholesterol 62.3mg; sodium 533.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (8)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
I made this tonight and my boyfriend loved it! I did however make some small additions. I used leftover taco meat that I had added black beans to and also added some cooked white rice to the stuffing mixture to make it go a little further. It made two pans full! Other than the additions, I made it as is using canned corn and Mexican blend shredded cheese and it turned out great. I also skipped the olives for taste preference. I will be making this again soon. It's a great recipe if you're looking for something new to try with ground beef. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2016
I made this for my kids and couldn't get past the texture of the noodles after baking them my kids ate the filling and left the rest. Read More
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2016
I made this tonight and my boyfriend loved it! I did however make some small additions. I used leftover taco meat that I had added black beans to and also added some cooked white rice to the stuffing mixture to make it go a little further. It made two pans full! Other than the additions, I made it as is using canned corn and Mexican blend shredded cheese and it turned out great. I also skipped the olives for taste preference. I will be making this again soon. It's a great recipe if you're looking for something new to try with ground beef. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
05/17/2018
It turned out really well. I didn't have the large shells but the small ones so it made more like a casserole than stuffed shells. The only thing I changed was I added about 1/4 cup of chopped onions to the ground beef while it was browning and then we salt and peppered to our own taste at the table. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2016
Made as written except that I did not garnish with sour cream due to personal preference. These turned out really good. Technically we could have just picked them up and eaten them with our hands which makes me think they would be a great finger food for parties and things of that nature. The shell stayed pretty firm and had a nice snap to it. These were easy to make and easy to stuff which is a plus in my book! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/15/2016
I made this for my kids and couldn't get past the texture of the noodles after baking them my kids ate the filling and left the rest. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2020
This recipe was really good! I wish u had cut it in half since it was just the 2 of us eating it but we will have leftovers for days soo that’s ok! I left out olives because I hate olives. Also filling the shells were quite difficult but putting the mixture in a bag and making a small hole was easier. Next time I’ll have my boyfriend hold the shells open bc they just keep sliding around trying to do it with just 2 hands. I also added some green chili’s and a couple tablespoons of taco seasoning! It was great! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/26/2016
I doubled the recipe so we could have left overs for lunches! Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/05/2017
Loved this just skipped the olives and sour cream and added white onions. The family loved it! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/17/2020
I rated this four stars and not five because of the work it takes to stuff shells. Instead, I made this as a skillet meal and added cooked pasta at the end. My family loved it and I loved it because it was fast! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
03/30/2018
A few minor changes instead of corn and black olives I substituted black beans and green chilies and added some taco seasoning to the meat. Read More