Fiesta Stuffed Pasta Shells Recipe

We went shoppoing in the states last week and the price of chicken was so good I stocked up. I cooked some of for dinner and the next day had lots leftover. So I needed a recipe to use it up. I went to the Kraft site for inspiration. I found the fiesta Stuffed Pasta Shells recipe (it was also in the What’s Cooking mag last month) I changed it up a bit to fit my family.

Fiesta Stuffed Pasta Shells

prep time

25 min
total time
1 hr
makes
8 servings, 1/8 recipe (230 g) each
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what you need

1 Tbsp. oil
1 red pepper, chopped (I left this out)
1/2 cup chopped red onions (I left this out)
2 cups chopped cooked chicken (I used leftover chicken)
1 cup canned refried beans
2 Tbsp. taco seasoning mix
2 cups Kraft Tex Mex Shredded Cheese, divided (I used a cheddar blend shredded)
24 jumbo pasta shells, cooked
2 cups pasta sauce
1 cup salsa
2 green onions, thinly sliced (I left this out)

make it

HEAT oven to 350ºF.

HEAT oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add peppers and red onions; cook 4 min. or until crisp-tender. Add chicken, beans and taco seasoning; cook 3 min., stirring frequently. Stir in 1/2 cup cheese. Spoon into pasta shells, adding about 1 heaping Tbsp. to each.

MIX pasta sauce and salsa; spread half onto bottom of 13×9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray. Add shells; top with remaining sauce. Cover.

BAKE 25 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheese; bake, uncovered, 5 to 10 min. or until melted. Top with green onions.

This recipe was so quick and easy I thought I messed something up. I had to add a little bit more sauce as my shells were not cooking as they were not covered. It turned out perfect and the entire family loved it.

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Comments

  1. multitestingmommy says

    Yummy! I love stuffed pasta shells!!! Add that to mexican – perfection!
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  2. My mom makes these. Soooo delicious!

  3. I like ham and peas in my pasta. I like salmon loaf

    with peas in product sauce. So how could I not cherish this dish.

    …better of all worlds. Many thanks for your write-up.

  4. Debbie White Beattie says

    This recipe looks really good. I love your ingredients especially the salsa and refried beans because it gives a Mexican twist on pasta. I’ll be making this tomorrow, thanks for the ideas

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