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    Taco Filled Pasta Shells

    Total Time:

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    2 hrs 15 mins

    1 hrs 30 mins

    45 mins

    Creativewaystosave's Note:

    My family loves this recipe (even my 4 and 2 year old!). I created this recipe when I started Weight Watchers. Hubby likes all ground beef and I like all Boca Meat (meat substitute). If you use Boca Meat 2 shells is only 3 Points. I love to freezer cook as well so make 2, one for now and one for later

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to directions Add cream cheese; cover and simmer for 5-10 minutes or until melted, stirring occasionally.
    2. 2
      Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cook pasta according to directions.
    3. 3
      Drain and toss with butter (a couple of teaspoons to keep the shells from sticking). Fill each shell with about 3 tablespoons of meat mixture.
    4. 4
      Place 12 shells in a greased 9" square pan; cover and freeze for up to 3 months. To prepare unfrozen shells: spoon salsa into a greased 9" square pan.
    5. 5
      Top with shells and taco sauce.
    6. 6
      Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    7. 7
      Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and chips; bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
    8. 8
      Serve with sour cream and onions.
    9. 9
      To prepare frozen shells: Thaw for 24 hours and cook as above.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 14, 2010

      45

      This got mixed reviews at my house. I made this about a month ago. My son and I tasted them when we first made without any salsa, sauce, cheese or chips and we enjoyed them. I froze the shells. I thawed them and put them in a pan and topped with taco sauce. I didn't use the salsa. I followed the rest of the recipe. I liked them but hubby and my son thought they were just OK. I think next time I wouldn't add the taco sauce and see if they like them like that as I still have 12 in the freezer.

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    • on January 04, 2010

      55

      A favorite! I make a batch and freeze 1/2 for another day. My kids are always asking for this meal.

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    • on September 14, 2008

      55

      the mince mix in this is excellent! I used pasta sauce, as I was making this for littlies, and it worked just fine. The topping adds a nice crunch to the meal, and the adults used the onion and sour cream, as well as hot pepper jelly. a real winner here!

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    Nutritional Facts for Taco Filled Pasta Shells

    Serving Size: 1 (145 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 12

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 226.2
     
    Calories from Fat 115
    51%
    Total Fat 12.8 g
    19%
    Saturated Fat 4.8 g
    24%
    Cholesterol 53.1 mg
    17%
    Sodium 371.6 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 8.6 g
    2%
    Dietary Fiber 0.5 g
    2%
    Sugars 1.4 g
    5%
    Protein 17.7 g
    35%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    jumbo pasta shells

    fat-free cheddar cheese

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