Taco Stuffed Shells Freezer Meal Recipe

Taco Stuffed Shells Freezer Recipe

We ate these the other night and they were so good! My kids gobbled them up, even my picky eater, so this one is a definite home run. Makes a great freezer meal! If you haven’t been following along all week then you can catch up on all of my posts on freezer cooking including my getting started freezer cooking post!

Now here is the Stuffed Taco Shells Freezer Meal Recipe! Make a double batch tonight and eat one now and freeze one for later!

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Taco Stuffed Shells Freezer Meal Recipe

Yummy mexican stuffed pasta shells recipe that even picky eaters will love! Makes a great freezer meal!

30 minPrep Time

55 minCook Time

1 hr, 25 Total Time

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  • 2 lbs Ground Beef
  • 2 Pkg Taco Seasoning
  • 1 1/2 C Water
  • 8 Oz Cream Cheese
  • 24 Jumbo Shells, cooked al dente
  • 1/4 C Butter, Melted
  • 1 C Salsa
  • 1 C Taco Sauce
  • 1 C Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 C Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 1 1/2 C Crushed Tortilla Chips
  • 1 C Sour Cream
  • 3 Green Onions, Chopped


  1. Cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. Drain grease and return beef to pan.
  3. Stir in taco seasoning and water and simmer until liquid evaporates.
  4. Stir in cream cheese until melted.
  5. Let cool.
  6. Spoon salsa into 9" baking dish and cover bottom with thin layer.
  7. Fill each jumbo shell with 3T meat mixture and place on top of salsa in pan.
  8. Top with taco sauce.
  9. Cover with saran and then foil and freeze.
  10. Package cheese, chips and green onions in a plastic bag and freeze with shells package.
  11. Cooking Day:
  12. Cover and bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes.
  13. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese, chips and green onions.
  14. Bake 15 minutes longer.
  15. Serve with sour cream.
Cuisine: Mexican | Recipe Type: Entree

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  1. I had no idea that tacos could be made into a freezer meal. Our family loves tacos also and I love the convenience of serving them with this method. Thank you.

  2. What is the melted butter used for?

    • Sorry, to stir into the noodles after cooking so they don’t stick. You can also use a bit of olive oil instead.

  3. Christina Strapp says:

    I will have to try this recipe on the days I have to work. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Oh this looks so good! We love stuff like this for dinner! I have never heard of stuffing shells with it! Oh cant wait to try it! Pinned it to my recipes!


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