{taco shells}

If you’re a regular around here, then you know we are BIG taco fans.  Especially on Tuesdays!  So it should be NO surprise that we came up with a new way to enjoy two of our favorites.  Pasta + Tacos!  Taco Shells!  Yes, you heard me right.  You know the big jumbo shells that you would typically stuff with ricotta + sausage + sauce?   This time we filled them up with taco meat + olives + green chilies + lotsa cheeeessseee.  Yummm!

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This is a super easy weeknight friendly recipe that your kids will totally dig!   Bailey even took leftovers for lunch the next day with a side of salsa ranch for dipping.  You know that sounds good!

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1 box jumbo shells, cooked according to package
  • 1 lb. ground turkey + beef
  • 1 package of taco seasoning or homemade (recipe here)
  • 4.5 oz can chopped olives
  • 4 oz can fire roasted diced green chilies
  • 3/4 cup salsa (my homemade salsa)
  • 2 cups cheddar cheese, shredded + divided

Toppings:

  • cilantro
  • shredded lettuce
  • diced tomatoes
  • green onion
  • avocado
  • salsa
  • sour cream

The topping options are endless…..

 

Preheat oven to 415 degrees

In a large skillet over medium heat, cook turkey with taco seasoning.  Drain if needed.  (mine didn’t)

Stir in chopped olives + green chilies + salsa.  Remove from heat and set aside to cool.

Add 1 cup of shredded cheese to the meat mixture.

Fill cooked shells with about two tablespoons of mixture.  Place filled shells in a baking dish.  Top with remaining 1 cup of shredded cheese.

Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted + bubbly.

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Remove from oven and top with your favorite garnishes.

Serve immediately.

 

xoxo stacyb

 

 

 

 

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