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Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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  • 35 min prep time
  • 55 min total time
  • 7 ingredients
  • 8 servings
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Transform taco night with this fun, easy and delicious pasta dish.

Ingredients

8
oz uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 24 shells from 12-oz box)
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
1
package (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 cups)
1
cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on box.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix, crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of the shredded cheese; stir well until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Fill each pasta shell with about 1 tablespoon beef mixture; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top filled shells with plum tomatoes and chopped cilantro; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on box.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix, crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of the shredded cheese; stir well until cheese is melted.
  • 3 Fill each pasta shell with about 1 tablespoon beef mixture; place in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top filled shells with plum tomatoes and chopped cilantro; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • 4 Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

If you prefer more heat, try some chopped jalapeños on your shells.

Ground turkey is a great substitute for ground beef in this dish.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
140
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
Saturated Fat
8g
39%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
60mg
21%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
Sugars
3g
Protein
20g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
20%
20%
Vitamin C
2%
2%
Calcium
20%
20%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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