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Taco Stuffed Pasta Shells
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4.63 from 8 votes

Taco Stuffed Shells Recipe

These taco stuffed shells have been a family favorite for nearly 15 years! All the Mexican flavors you love with an Italian twist!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: dinner, pasta
Servings: 12 Shells
Calories: 213kcal


  • 12 jumbo pasta shells cooked according to package directions, rinsed and drained
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 package Taco Seasoning Mix 1.25 ounces
  • 1 cup water
  • 16 oz refried beans
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese divided
  • 1 jar chunky salsa divided
  • 1/4 cup green onions sliced
  • 4 oz Sour cream optional


  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spread 1/4 cup salsa over bottom of casserole dish.
  • Cook beef in large skillet until brown; drain.
  • Add seasoning mix and water; cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until thickened.
  • Add beans and 3/4 cup cheese; mix well.
  • Fill pasta shells with beef mixture; place on baking dish, filled side up.
  • Spoon remaining salsa over shells; top with remaining cheese.
  • Cover with foil. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Sprinkle with green onions and remaining cheese. Serve with sour cream.



Serving: 1shell | Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 546mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 479IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 101mg | Iron: 1mg