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Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells
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Taco-Stuffed Pasta Shells

50 Min(s)
20 Min(s) Prep
30 Min(s) Cook
Give stuffed pasta shells a burst of taco flavor with ground beef, cilantro and salsa. We think they make quite a good pair—and you will, too.
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7 servings
Original recipe yields 7 servings
1/2 cup milk
20 RITZ Crackers
1 lb. lean ground beef, cooked, drained
1 container (16 oz.) BREAKSTONE'S or KNUDSEN Cottage Cheese
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Mexican-style diced tomatoes, drained
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup fresh cilantro, divided
1 cup tomato sauce
1 cup TACO BELL® Thick & Chunky Salsa
1 pkg. (12 oz.) jumbo shell macaroni, cooked
1-1/2 cups KRAFT Mexican Style Finely Shredded Four Cheese
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 350°F.
2
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.
3
Mix tomato sauce and salsa until blended; pour 1/2 cup into 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Fill each pasta shell with 2 Tbsp. meat mixture; place over sauce in prepared dish. Top with remaining meat mixture and tomato sauce mixture; sprinkle with shredded cheese. Cover.
4
Bake 30 min. or until shells are heated through and shredded cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining cilantro.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Make Ahead
Assemble recipe as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake in 350°F oven 30 min. or until shells are heated through and cheese is melted.
Tip 2
Variation
Substitute 2 cups enchilada sauce for the combined tomato sauce and salsa, and/or saltine crackers for the RITZ Crackers.
Nutrition
Calories
530
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 9g
45%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 100mg
33%
Sodium 1070mg
47%
Total Carbohydrates 53g
19%
Dietary Fibers 3g
11%
Sugars 9g
18%
Protein 33g
66%
Vitamin A
20%
Vitamin C
10%
Calcium
35%
Iron
25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
7 servings
* 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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