Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Transform taco night with this fun, easy and delicious pasta dish.

Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells
Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

Prep Time 35
Total Time 55 min
Servings 8


  • 8 oz uncooked jumbo pasta shells (about 24 shells from 12-oz box)
  • 1 lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
  • 1 package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Muir Glen™ organic fire roasted crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (8 oz) shredded Mexican cheese blend (2 cups)
  • 1 cup diced plum (Roma) tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Cook and drain pasta shells as directed on box.
  2. Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Add taco seasoning mix, crushed tomatoes and 1 cup of the shredded cheese; stir well until cheese is melted.
  3. Fill each pasta shell with about 1 tablespoon beef mixture; place in ungreased 13×9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Top filled shells with plum tomatoes and chopped cilantro; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  4. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Serve warm.

Recipe and image credit www.pillsbury.com

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