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Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

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6 servings

Stuffed shells get a burst of taco flavor thanks to ground beef, cilantro and salsa. They make a good pair, don't you think?

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  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Pour milk over crackers in large bowl; let stand 2 min. or until crackers are softened. Add meat, cottage cheese, tomatoes, egg and 1/3 cup cilantro; mix well.
  • Mix tomato sauce and salsa; pour 1/2 cup onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish. Fill each shell with 2 Tbsp. meat mixture; place in dish; top with any remaining meat mixture, tomato sauce mixture and shredded cheese. Cover.
  • Bake 30 min. or until cheese is melted and shells are heated through. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro. Let stand 5 min. before serving.
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Size Wise

Enjoy this simple meal any day of the week, but keep portion size in mind. This recipe makes enough for 6 people.

Make Ahead

Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate 8 hours or up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake at 350°F for 30 min. or until cheese is melted and shells are heated through.


Substitute 2 cups enchilada sauce for the tomato sauce and salsa and 20 saltine crackers for the RITZ Crackers.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 620
% Daily Value
Total fat 24g
Saturated fat 11g
Cholesterol 115mg
Sodium 1290mg
Carbohydrate 63g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 10g
Protein 37g
Vitamin A 20 %DV
Vitamin C 15 %DV
Calcium 40 %DV
Iron 25 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Emilie10x3 |

    I sometimes use shredded chicken and we like the enchilada sauce. This is a family favorite. I never have left overs and everyone asks for more. Even the 2year old. Plus my grand kids who are 5 and 2 love to help stuff the shells.

  • Jayne337 |

    I used the entire box of shells as directed, and filled the 13 x 9 pan with as much as possible, but still had quite a few shells left. It's a good make ahead dish. The cilantro really adds a lot. Would like a good recommendation for a side dish/salad.

  • mobsterdon |

    I think I may do a few things different next time.