"Get Stuffed" Mexican Stuffed Shells
These creamy Mexican stuffed shells will be a hit with the whole family.
We love quick and easy dinner recipes, and these "Get Stuffed" Mexican Stuffed shells are a new favorite!
Gooey, photo-worthy Cheddar cheese tops pasta shells that are filled with all kinds of delicious ingredients. Hearty ground beef, rich enchilada sauce, and spicy salsa verde team up for a Mexican-inspired flavor profile that can't be beat.
This recipe is delicious on its own, but try topping it with sour cream, scallions, and chopped tomatoes for that extra punch of flavor. Mexican stuffed shells is a dinner that the whole family will love, and the leftovers are terrific. Enjoy!
Preparation Time20 min
Cooking Time30 min
- 1 pound ground beef
- 1 (1.25-ounce) package taco seasoning
- 1 (4-ounce) package cream cheese
- 14 large pasta shells
- 1 cup verde salsa
- 1 cup enchilada sauce
- 2 cups Cheddar cheese, shredded
Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a large skillet over medium heat, brown ground beef for five minutes.
Add taco seasoning.
Once meat has cooked, add cream cheese. Stir and simmer until cheese is melted.
While the ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to pasta package directions.
To assemble shells, pour salsa on the bottom of a 9×13 inch baking dish.
Stuff each shell with the meat mixture, approximately 2 tablespoons of mixture in each shell, and place shells in the dish with the open side facing up.
Pour taco sauce on top of the shells and top with cheese.
Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake another 5 minutes to achieve brown bubbly cheese.
Editor's Tip: What to Eat with Mexican Stuffed Shells
Sometimes it's really easy to figure out what to serve with a main dish. Chicken gets rice or pasta and a vegetable. Spaghetti gets garlic bread and a salad, and so on. But recipes like this one can be a bit of a challenge!
With family dinner in mind, we've paired these Mexican stuffed shells with some of our favorite side dishes. Enjoy, and let us know in the comments what you like to eat with this recipe!
Southern Corn Salad
This easy side dish is bright and refreshing. It's the perfect complement to the rich flavors of a cheesy entree.
Colorful and Fresh Vegetable Salad
This isn't your average salad! It's brimming with fresh tomatoes, mushrooms, and kale. It's the perfect balance to an indulgent pasta dish.
One Pot Summer Veggie Skillet
You can never go wrong with a veggie skillet! Since your oven will be busy baking this pasta dish, you can use the stove top to sautee up some delicious vegetables for a side.
La Preferida Three Bean Panzanella Salad
This 3-bean salad is another great pairing with Mexican stuffed shells! It's light, filling, and flavorful. And it's a salad with bread in it, so you can't go wrong.
We would also recommend simple sides like a salad with tomato and red onions, cottage cheese, or refried beans. After all, a side dish doesn't have to be complicated to be delicious!
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