Stuffed Shells – Mexican Style

I found this recipe this weekend on pinterest and knew i HAD to try. I love mexican food and the thought of it wrapped it in a pasta shell sounded too good to be true..

This is the recipe i used

1 lb. ground turkey
1 package taco seasoning
4 oz. cream cheese
14-16 jumbo pasta shells
1.5 cup salsa– I used homemade pioneer woman salsa— AMAZING.
2 cups mexican style shredded cheese
3 green onions
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 350°.

In a frying pan cook ground turkey; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions.  Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Blend well. Set aside and cool completely.  While ground turkey is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board/baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.

Pour salsa on bottom of 9×13 baking dish.  Stuff each shell with the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Cover shells with additional salsa.  Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes.

After 30 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 10-15 more minutes, with the foil removed.  Top with any condiments you’d like (green onions, black olives, etc.) Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.

Adapted from: thiswaytohisheart

I sided this recipe with some white rice in my rice cooker, threw in some chopped cilantro, lime juice and salt (just like chipotle!)

These were delicious!, I fed them to my boyfriend and brother in law and they both went back for seconds. I recommend!


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