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Tacos in Pasta Shells


  • 1 12- ounce package dried jumbo macaroni shells
  • pounds ground beef
  • 6 ounces cream cheese cut into pieces
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 16- ounce jar of pasta
  • cups shredded cheddar or Mexican cheese
  • Various taco toppings


  • Cook shells according to package directions; drain.
  • Rinse with warm water.
  • Lay flat on a baking sheet.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Cook ground beef in a large skillet over medium-high heat until browned.
  • Drain off fat,
  • Stir in cream cheese and chili powder and ¼ cup cheese.
  • Spread ½ cup of salsa in each of tow ungreased 2-quart baking dishes.
  • Arrange the filled shells on top of the salsa and pour the remaining salsa over the tops of the shells.
  • Bake covered for 15 minutes.Sprinkle the cheese on top and bake, uncovered for 15 more minutes or until heated through.