1 pound ground beef (or ground turkey)
1 package low-sodium taco seasoning
4 ounces cream cheese
20 jumbo pasta shells (about 6 ounces)
1 1/2 cups salsa
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup cheddar cheese (or just use all of one kind of cheese)
1 cup Monterrey jack cheese
3 green onions
Step1: Preheat oven to 350°.
Step2: In a pan brown the ground beef; add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Add cream cheese, cover and simmer until cheese is melted. Stir together and mix well. Set aside and cool completely.
Step3: While ground beef is cooking, cook the pasta shells according to package directions; drain. Set shells out individually on cutting board or baking sheet so that they don’t stick together.
Step4: Pour salsa on bottom of a 9×13 baking dish. Stuff each shell with 1-2 tablespoons of the meat mixture. Place shells in 9×13 pan open side up. Evenly cover shells with taco sauce. Cover dish with foil and bake for 15-20 minutes.
Step5: After 15-20 minutes, add shredded cheese and bake for 5-10 more minutes with the foil removed until cheese melts. Top with green onions or olives if desired. Serve with sour cream and/or more salsa.