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
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