Taco Stuffed Shells

Taco Stuffed Shells

Taco stuffed shells are a recipe that I had found on Facebook and made.  It was delicious, the family loved it.  I went to make it one day and the website was gone.  They either went offline or removed the recipe.  After trying to recall all of the ingredients from memory I set out to the store with this recipe in mind.  I came home and made it as best as I could remember.  I am not sure if this is exactly the same or not.  It is delicious and I wanted to share.

This recipe is similar to a Mexican lasagna or manicotti.  Similar to lasagna, you stuff pasta shells with a creamy combination of meat, green chiles and cream cheese.  Drizzle on taco sauce and cover with cheese before baking all of the flavors together.  Taco stuffed shells can be prepared early, covered and saved for later.  Stored in the refrigerator, it is ready to cook when you get home from work.  All of the preparation is already done.  It can also be reheated easily.

It is a really easy recipe to make.  Try this recipe when you are tired of your traditional Mexican recipes and are looking for something new.  It only takes about an hour total to prepare this meal that will feed a family of four.  You can serve alongside a vegetable to round out the meal.

Taco Stuffed Shells

Taco Stuffed Shells

Large pasta shells stuffed with creamy taco flavor
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2 people
Calories 1529 kcal


  • Cast Iron Skillet
  • Medium Sized Mixing Bowl
  • Cast Iron Dutch Oven



  • Brown ground beef
  • Preheat over to 350 degrees
  • Boil large shells until approximately 85% done
  • Add cream cheese and sour cream to ground beef when beef is cooked thoroughly
  • Remove meat mixture from heat when cream cheese is melted
  • Strain shells and rinse in cold water
  • Stuff rinsed shells with meat mixture and place in greased dutch oven
  • Pour taco sauce evenly over stuffed shells
  • Evenly distribute shredded cheese over completed shells
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes


Calories: 1529kcalCarbohydrates: 139gProtein: 71gFat: 75gSaturated Fat: 38gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 1411mgPotassium: 982mgFiber: 8gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 1854IUVitamin C: 7mgCalcium: 719mgIron: 5mg
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