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After making this Mexican style stuffed shells recipe, I wasn’t sure why I haven’t mixed these two food genres before. The flavors in this dish are so bold and perfect together, it is definitely one of my new favorites!

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Skinny Mexican Stuffed Shells

Prep time: 20 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

Serving size: 2 stuffed shells

Ingredients

  • 12 oz box jumbo pasta shells
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained + rinsed
  • 15 oz can yellow corn, drained + rinsed
  • 4 oz ⅓ less-fat cream cheese
  • 2.25 oz can sliced black olives, drained
  • ½ onion, diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 cups tomato salsa
  • ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup reduced-fat, shredded Mexican cheese
  • 2 ½ Tbsp reduced-sodium taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water
  • Optional Toppings*:
  • tomato salsa
  • reduced-fat sour cream
  • avocado
  • *Optional ingredients are not included in nutritional calculations.

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a stock pot. Add jumbo shells and cook according to package instructions. Drain pasta and set aside.
  3. While pasta is boiling, in a large skillet over medium heat, add ½ Tbsp extra virgin olive oil, diced onion, and green pepper. Brown for 2-3 minutes until peppers and onions have softened.
  4. Next, add black beans, corn, black olives, taco seasoning, and water to onion and peppers.
  5. Stir and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  6. Next, add cream cheese to black bean and corn mixture, stir occasionally for 3-4 minutes until cream cheese has melted and is mixed well with black bean and corn mixture.
  7. In a 9x13 casserole dish or similar size, pour 2 cups salsa in bottom of dish to completely cover.
  8. Using a spoon, fill each cooked pasta shell with about 1 Tbsp of black bean and corn filling. Place filled shells in casserole dish, filled side facing up.
  9. Sprinkle shells with Mexican cheese.
  10. Bake shells uncovered for 15-20 minutes until cheese has melted and salsa is bubbling.
  11. Optional serving suggestions: serve with additional tomato salsa,reduced-fat sour cream, fresh avocado.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (3 shells)

Calories: 250

Fat: 6g

Carbohydrates: 36g

Fiber: 4g

Protein: 11g

Sugars: 7g

Sodium: 877mg

Vitamin A: 3%

Vitamin C: 3%

Calcium: 2%

Iron: 4%

WWP+: 6 points

https://skinnymom.com/skinny-mexican-stuffed-shells/