Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Nacho stuffed pasta shells

Nacho Stuffed Pasta Shells
Pasta with a twist!  This is yet another really simple, great dish that you can serve your family or company.

Box jumbo pasta shells, uncooked
1 lb. ground beef OR turkey
1 pkg. taco seasoning mix
1 (16 oz.) can refried beans (may be vegetarian beans, your choice)
1 small can chopped green chilies
1 C shredded cheddar cheese
3/4 C picante sauce
1 (8 oz.) can tomato sauce
1/2 C thinly sliced green onions
Salsa, optional
Sour cream, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Prepare pasta according to package directions.  In large skillet brown meat; drain well.  Add taco seasoning and 1 C water; simmer 5 minutes or until mixture is thickened.  Stir in beans, chilies and cheese; cook until smooth. 

Fill each pasta shell with 2 tablespoons meat mixture.  In small bowl, combine picante and tomato sauces. 

Spread 1/2 of sauce mixture over bottom of 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish lightly coated with cooking spray.  Place shells side by side on top of sauce; pour remaining sauce evenly over shells.  Cover with foil and bake 35-40 minutes.

Sprinkle with green onions.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Serve with salsa and a dollop of sour cream, if desired.
Yields 8 servings


  1. Oh this does look delish. I can't remember the last time I made stuffed shells!

  2. Hi Esther! If it's been a while, then you should make these!! lol.....
    I was just over @ your blog peeking around. You've got such cute kids!

  3. lol.....Zombiemommy. Thanks for stopping by! Now I hope you'll try some of my recipes!