Taco Pasta Shells
- 18 jumbo pasta shells (the kind you use for stuffed shells)
- 2 T butter
- 1 lb. ground beef
- 1-2 t chili powder
- 1/4 t salt
- 3 oz. cream cheese
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 60mins
Preheat oven to 350. Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and gently toss with the butter and set aside. In a large skillet over medium high heat, brown the ground beef. Break into crumbles and drain well. Return to the pan on low heat, season with chili powder and salt, stir well. Stir in the cream cheese. Simmer for 5 minutes.
Fill the shells with the beef mixture and arrange in an ungreased 9 by 13 baking dish. Spoon the salsa over the shells. Cover and bake for 15 minutes. Uncover, top with the cheese and crushed tortilla chips. Bake for 15 minutes more.