Tacos in Pasta Shells


  • 1 ¼ lbs ground beef
  • 1 oz cream cheese w/ chives
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 18 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
  • 2 T butter, melted
  • 1 c taco sauce
  • 4 oz cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz monterey jack, shredded
  • 1 ½ c tortilla chips, crushed
  • 1 c sour cream
  • 3 green onions, chopped


Cook beef until brown, drain fat. Reduce heat to medium low.

Add cream cheese, salt and chili powder; simmer 2 minutes.

Toss shells with butter; fill with beef mixture. Arrange shells in a buttered 9x13 pan. Pour taco sauce over each shell.

Cover with foil and bake 350F for 15 minutes.

Uncover, then top with the two cheeses and crushed chips and bake until bubbly.

To serve top with sour cream and chopped onions. Garnish with olives, tomatoes and lettuce.


Preparation time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 20 minutes