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These taco stuffed shells combine two of my favorite foods…Italian and Mexican!

It’s also a filling, low point meal. Each serving is 6 points which is about 4 stuffed shells.

The points are the same for blue, green and purple!

They’re also easy to make. I started by cooking the shells. While those were cooking I started browning the ground beef.

I drained the ground beef and added taco seasoning and water. I let that cook for 6 minutes.

Next I added 1 cup of salsa and 1/2 cup Mexican cheese to the ground beef. I stirred it until the cheese was melted and turned off the heat.

Each shell was stuffed with the meat mixture then put into a baking dish sprayed with cooking oil.

I topped the shells with more salsa and cheese then covered it up. I baked it in the oven for about 15 minutes, once the cheese was melted.

To serve these taco stuffed shells I like to add some fat-free sour cream and green onions.

Feel free to add whatever toppings you like! Cilantro is another great topping.

Just be sure to add any additional points if necessary.

This is a recipe the whole family will like! My younger daughter doesn’t like tacos but she loved this!

Taco Stuffed Shells
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Yield: 10 servings (4 stuffed shells per serving – 6 points for blue, green and purple)

Ingredients
  • 1 (12 oz.) box of jumbo shells
  • 1 lb. 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning (plus 2/3 cup water)
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free salsa, divided
  • 1 cup reduced fat Mexican cheese, shredded, divided
Optional:
  • fat-free sour cream and green onions
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Cook shells according to the directions on the box.

  3. Brown the ground beef and drain any fat. Add the taco seasoning and water then cook on medium heat for 5 minutes. Add 1 cup of salsa and 1/2 cup of Mexican cheese. Stir until the cheese is melted.

  4. Stuff each of the shells with the meat mixture. Place them into a 9×13 baking pan sprayed with cooking spray.

  5. Pour the remaining salsa and cheese over the noodles. Cover the pan and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out.

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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Wednesday 30th of June 2021

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Helen b Hardin

Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

What's he points if you use ground turkey

Dani Richards

Monday 30th of November 2020

Didn’t see when to add taco seasoning and water. I did that when beef was browned.

keepingonpoint

Monday 30th of November 2020

Sorry about that! You did it right. :) I updated the recipe card.

CJ

Thursday 19th of November 2020

Thank you for posting this! I made a "heavier" version of this and so glad to see a lower points version. Definitely going on the list!

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