Stuffed Shells

"Wanted something different for taco night and these were great!"



12 ounces jumbo pasta shells 1 pound ground beef 1 oz packet taco seasoning ⅔ c water 1 ½ c salsa  2 c shredded Mexican cheese   Toppings – Diced tomatoes, sour cream, diced onion, chopped cilantro etc.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray baking dish with non-stick spray and set aside. Cook the pasta shells according to directions on the box, drain and rinse under cool water.

Meanwhile in a skillet add the ground beef and cook until brown. Drain off grease.

Add the taco seasoning and water, stir and cook for about 5 minutes or until water is gone.

Stir in 1 cup salsa and 1 c. cheese to the taco meat and mix together.

Scoop a spoonful of meat mixture into each pasta shell and place the shells in the prepared baking dish.

Top with remaining salsa and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil and place in a preheated oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through and the cheese is melted.