Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

Mexican Stuffed Shells Recipe

How To Make Mexican Stuffed Shells

These stuffed shells are loaded with classic Mexican taco flavors! Bake up a hearty and tasteful batch of these stuffed pasta shells for dinner tonight.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 1cupmild taco sauce
  • 1cupmild salsa
  • 2tspvegetable oil
  • lbslean ground beef,90% lean
  • ¾cuponion,finely diced
  • taco seasoning,1 packet
  • 12ozjumbo shell pasta,cooked according to package directions
  • 2cupscheese,like a blend of cheddar and Monterey jack, shredded
  • 2tbspcilantro,chopped
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Coat a 9 x 13-inch pan with cooking spray.

  3. Place the taco sauce and salsa in a bowl, then stir until combined.

  4. Spread the salsa mixture in an even layer at the bottom of the prepared pan.

  5. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pan over medium heat.

  6. Add the onion and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent.

  7. Add the ground beef and taco seasoning to the pan.

  8. Cook, breaking up the meat with a spatula, for 5 to 6 minutes or until beef is cooked through.

  9. Fill the pasta shells with the beef mixture, then place them in the pan on top of the salsa sauce.

  10. Sprinkle the cheese over the top of the shells.

  11. Bake, uncovered, for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.

  12. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro, serve, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 749.14kcal
  • Fat: 43.29g
  • Saturated Fat: 17.60g
  • Trans Fat: 1.87g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 17.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.77g
  • Carbohydrates: 49.89g
  • Fiber: 2.94g
  • Sugar: 5.53g
  • Protein: 38.35g
  • Cholesterol: 125.39mg
  • Sodium: 803.80mg
  • Calcium: 347.14mg
  • Potassium: 620.49mg
  • Iron: 3.23mg
  • Vitamin A: 131.78µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.39mg
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