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Friday, November 30, 2012

Mexican Stuffed Shells

I saw this recipe over at The Girl Who Ate Everything blog. She has some really fun looking recipes that I am most definitely going to try.

My family was way skeptical of these stuffed shells, but everyone loved them and approved of them going on the dinner rotation.

Her recipe calls for ground turkey with taco seasoning, but I used my crockpot chicken. Yes, I'm talking about that chicken again :)

She also used taco sauce and I used enchilada sauce instead. Go check out her recipe b/c her pictures are much more appetizing than mine.

Here's the recipe:

1 box jumbo shell pasta
1 lb. crockpot chicken (you could use ground beef or turkey or any shredded chicken, then season to your taste)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1 can green enchilada sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


Prepare the shells according to package directions (salt the water to help prevent sticking), drain pasta and spread out on wax paper to prevent sticking.

Mix the crockpot chicken with the package of cream cheese in a bowl.

Spread a thin layer of sauce over the bottom of a 9" x 13" pan. Spoon the mixture into each shell and place in the pan.

Pour more sauce over the top of the shells (I used most, but not all of my 15oz can of enchilada sauce).

Sprinkle shredded cheese over the top, cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 20min.

Remove the foil and bake uncovered another 10-15min until the cheese is bubbly.

We served ours with sour cream on top.

It's really a versatile recipe, you can use a variety of meats (or no meat and just use ricotta and cream cheese with mexican spices or taco seasoning) and whatever sauce you want and a mix of cheeses or just plain cheddar or whatever you fancy :)


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