Stuffed shells

Dive into a world where Mexican flavors meet the comforting embrace of pasta, ground beef, and gooey cheese – introducing Mexican Stuffed Shells. This delightful twist on traditional Italian stuffed shells brings together the richness of ground beef, the creaminess of cream cheese, and the boldness of enchilada sauce. Get ready for a dinner that's not just delicious but a true crowd-pleaser!


  • Giant pasta shells
  • Ground beef
  • Diced onions
  • Taco spice
  • Cream cheese
  • Enchilada sauce
  • Salsa
  • Cheddar cheese


Step 1: Boil the Pasta Shells

  • Boil the giant pasta shells for approximately 10 minutes or as per package instructions for al dente noodles. Drain the water when they are cooked.

Step 2: Cook Ground Beef and Onions

  • In a pan, combine ground beef and diced onions. Cook until the beef is browned and the onions are tender. Drain any excess grease.

Step 3: Add Creaminess

  • Stir in taco spice and half a block of cream cheese to the beef and onion mixture. Ensure the cream cheese is fully melted and blended.

Step 4: Stuff the Shells

  • Stuff each pasta shell generously with the flavorful beef and cream cheese mixture.

Step 5: Simmer in Enchilada Sauce and Salsa

  • Place the stuffed shells in a baking dish. Pour a blend of enchilada sauce and salsa over the shells, ensuring they are well-coated.

Step 6: Top with Cheese

  • Sprinkle a generous layer of cheddar cheese over the stuffed shells, adding that gooey, melty goodness.

Step 7: Bake to Perfection

  • Bake the Mexican Stuffed Shells in the oven until the cheese is melted and bubbly, creating a golden brown crust.

Step 8: Serve and Enjoy the Fiesta!

  • Once out of the oven, let the shells cool slightly before serving. Garnish with fresh cilantro, diced tomatoes, or your favorite toppings. Get ready to savor a fusion fiesta on your plate!

Mexican Stuffed Shells bring a burst of vibrant flavors to your dinner table, blending the best of Italian and Mexican cuisines. In less than an hour, you can create a dish that's not only easy to make but a true delight for your taste buds. Embrace the fusion and enjoy a memorable dining experience with this delicious Mexican twist on a classic recipe. 🌮🍝

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