Taco Filled Pasta Shells Recipe

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Taco Filled Pasta Shells
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  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. Transfer to a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour. Cook pasta according to directions.
  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. 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. Top with shells and taco sauce.
  6. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
  7. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese and chips; bake 15 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  8. Serve with sour cream and onions.
  9. To prepare frozen shells: Thaw for 24 hours and cook as above.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 348.26 Kcal (1458 kJ)
Calories from fat 154.71 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17.19g 26%
Cholesterol 50.67mg 17%
Sodium 678.77mg 28%
Potassium 420.79mg 9%
Total Carbs 25.65g 9%
Sugars 1.92g 8%
Dietary Fiber 2.49g 10%
Protein 24.42g 49%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 1%
Iron 2.2mg 12%
Calcium 259.8mg 26%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 203.44 Kcal (852 kJ)
Calories from fat 90.38 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.04g 26%
Cholesterol 29.6mg 17%
Sodium 396.51mg 28%
Potassium 245.81mg 9%
Total Carbs 14.99g 9%
Sugars 1.12g 8%
Dietary Fiber 1.45g 10%
Protein 14.27g 49%
Vitamin C 0.5mg 1%
Iron 1.3mg 12%
Calcium 151.7mg 26%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.9
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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