Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Braces Friendly Recipe- Tacos in Pasta Shells



Tacos in Pasta Shells – A Braces and Kid Friendly Recipe from www.allrecipes.com that’s perfect for celebrating Cinco de Mayo tomorrow!

Ingredients:
  • 1 1/4 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 18 jumbo pasta shells
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup taco sauce
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Chopped tomato, olive, onion, and lettuce for garnish (all optional)


Directions: 
  1. In a large skillet, brown beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Add cream cheese, salt and chili powder; mix and simmer for 5 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until al dente; drain. Toss cooked shells in butter.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  4. Fill shells with beef mixture and arrange in a 9x13 inch baking dish; pour taco sauce over shells. Cover with foil and bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove dish from oven and top with Cheddar cheese, Monterey Jack cheese and tortilla chips; return dish to oven to cook for 15 minutes more.
  6. Top with sour cream and optional garnishes.



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