Dinner idea: Easy 5 Ingredient Mexican Stuffed Shells.

If you ever find yourself wanting a quick, delicious dinner after a long day of work or day of errands, then I have the perfect idea for you! A simple, five ingredient Mexican inspired meal that never dissapoints. This pasta bake is made with jumbo shells, ground beef, cheese, taco seasoning and salsa! (YUM!).

As someone who loves to eat but hates the time it takes to cook a dinner after a long day, this recipe can be done in advanced or baked after work and ready to eat in just 30 minutes 🙂

Let’s cook dinner!

What you’ll need:

  • Jumbo shells (1 box)
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • Mexican shredded cheese
  • Salsa of choice

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 deg.

Step 2: Boil water in pot on stove. Add in shells and cook according to box directions. (i.e. I used everyday essentials shells which cook for 9 minutes). Drain shells and set aside.

Step 3: In a pan, brown ground beef and add in taco seasoning. Once browned, add in salsa and mix.

Step 4: In a 9 x 13 pan, arrange noodles along bottom of the pan.

Step 5: Spread browned beef/salsa mixture over the shells. Top with shredded cheese.

Step 6: Bake 15 minutes.

Step 7: Remove from oven, divide into plates and ENJOY!

Easy 5 Ingredient Dinner idea: Mexican stuffed shells.

Recipe by Jaime CanadaCourse: Uncategorized
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

30

minutes
Calories

400

kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef

  • 1 packet taco seasoning

  • 1 box jumbo shells

  • 1 1/2 cup salsa

  • 1 cup shredded cheese

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 deg.
  • Boil water in pot on stove. Add in shells and cook according to box directions. Drain shells and set aside.
  • In a 9 x 13 pan, arrange noodles along Bottom of the pan
  • Spread browned beef/salsa mixture over the shells. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake 15 minutes
  • Remove from oven, divide onto plates, and ENJOY!

Notes

  • Cheese and salsa options can be switched based on preferences 🙂

Optional toppings:

To top off this delicious Mexican recipe feel free to add additional toppings such as pico, guacamoles, onions pepper or anything that comes to mind 🙂 You might even want to try out a refreshing drink to pair it with.

I hope you enjoy this easy dinner and that it makes your meal prep much less stressful- You can store left overs for up to a week or even freeze for another time!

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