Monday, July 02, 2007

stuff it

My first try at making stuffed shells. Sam and I agree that they'd be better with more basil and oregano. We're going to try buying the frozen stuffed shells to see if they taste as good as the homemade ones. If so--we're going frozen all the way. They cost about as much as making them by scratch and save a lot of time. However, I might be dissuaded if anyone has a GREAT recipe for them from their Italian great-great-grandmother. Either way, they're certainly pretty.


Susan said...

i'm going to send you a recipe for stuffed shells...not the same probably that you are looking for, or that you have made, but they are great! My family all love in their own homes.

Susan said...

Tacos in Pasta Shells

18 jumbo pasta shells
2 Tbs melted margarine
1-1/4 pounds ground beef
3 oz cream cheese with chives, cubed
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup taco sauce
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1 cup shredded monterey Jack cheese
1-1/2 cups crushed tortilla chips
choped green onions

Cook pasta shells as directed. Drain and toss with margarine. Brown ground beef, stirring to crumble; drain. Stir in cream cheese, chili powder and salt. Simmer 5 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Fill shells with beef mixture. Arrange in greased 9x13" pan. Spoon taco sauce over shells. Cover and bake 15 minutes. Uncover, top with cheese and thips. Bake for 15 minutes longer. Sprinkle with green onions

Servings: 6

heather said...

mmmmmmm..... can't wait to try it

Anonymous said...

Shells always remind me of CC pasta parties. I like the image: did you take that of your own shells? Were you planning to feed a team?