Stuffed Mexican Shells

Stuffed Mexican Shells

4.6 of 5 (70)
member ratings
Create a Recipe Makeover
Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 15
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 166.6
  • Total Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 17.0 mg
  • Sodium: 698.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 21.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.5 g
  • Protein: 16.4 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Stuffed Mexican Shells calories by ingredient
Submitted by:

Introduction

Carly Rules...My coworker had an awesome recipe that I wanted to try...but of course had to change it up to lower the fat...since I gain 5 pounds just LOOKING at food...
These work out to be 1.5 WW point per shell or 3 points per serving (2 shells).
Carly Rules...My coworker had an awesome recipe that I wanted to try...but of course had to change it up to lower the fat...since I gain 5 pounds just LOOKING at food...
These work out to be 1.5 WW point per shell or 3 points per serving (2 shells).

Number of Servings: 15

Ingredients

    1/2 onion chopped
    1 tbs minced garlic
    1 20 oz pkg Jennie O extra lean ground turkey breast
    1 8 oz pkg fat free cream cheese
    2 cans Rotel tomatoes (lime and cilantro)
    2 cans Old El paso Green Enchelada sauce
    1 pkg Jumbo Pasta shells ( I used Barilla)
    1 pkg taco seasoning
    1 tsp ground cumin (optional)
    1 tsp ground corriander (optional)
    1 tsp cajun seasoning (optional)
    1 pkg Kraft Fat Free Shredded Cheddar

Directions

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Get large pot of water to rolling boil and add shells. While shells are cooking, spray skillet with a bit of no fat cooking spray and add chopped onions and garlic. Cook for a bit until starting to soften, then add ground turkey, and optional spices if you have them. Cook through until no longer pink then add 1 whole can Rotel with juice, drain second can well and add to pan. Add Taco seasoning and bring to a rolling boil. Add cream cheese and stir until melted and well blended. Turn filling off. When shells done cooking, remove from heat and rinse under cold water until ok to handle. Add half a can of enchelada sauce to bottom of 9x13 pan. Fill shells ( I could only fit 30 into my casserole) with turkey mixture and place in casserole. Top shells with remaining can and a half of enchilada sauce. Then top with cheese. Cover with foil and bake about 25 min until heated through and cheese melted.

Number of Servings: 15

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BONFIRE8171.

Rate This Recipe

Member Ratings For This Recipe


  • Incredible!
    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
    i am going to add them to my food planer they look so good and are a change form the old mexican food that i make.. - 8/14/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Holy Moly, these were delicious!!! We are some pansies when it comes to spiciness, so next time I think I'll only use 1 can of Rotel, plus one can of regular diced tomatoes. These are brilliant. Makes a HUGE batch, I had leftovers for lunch for a few days. - 1/25/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Loved this! But did my own version, 2 cans of canned chicken & red enchilada sauce. So easy! - 10/12/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The rotel caused it to be a little spicy. Recipe could have been shortened by using salsa instead of canned tomatoes and chopping onions etc. Made a ton! Good flavor! - 11/2/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    The whole family loved it and that hardly ever happens! - 4/6/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is incredible. We thoroughly enjoyed it. I used 2 pounds of turkey and it was plenty to make an extra 8x8 pan. I will be trying this with chicken. yum - 1/5/14

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    A family member actually gave this recipe to me, and they are absolutely delicious. We like things a little spicy so we use hot taco seasoning and the optional spices to kick it up a notch. So glad somebody else figured the calories for me! :D Thanks! - 5/14/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    SO GOOD AND WEIGHT WATCHER FRIENDLY - 9/4/10

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Sounds great. - 7/8/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • [FOR USA]
    ★Single Mom With 4 Kids Lost Her Job But Was Able To Stay On Top By Banking Continuously 1500 Dollars Per Week With An Online Work She Found Over The Internet…
    Click HERE…....www.EARN22.com
    - 7/3/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    My buddy's aunt makes $64/hr on the computer. She has been unemployed for eight months but last month her pay check was $12716 just working on the computer for a few hours. Check The Details HERE......www.EARN22.com - 6/30/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Will make this Tonight. - 6/14/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Too many ingredients - 6/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I can't wait to try this one. - 6/6/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I love these. So tasty! The recipe is good as written, and we made enough to freeze for later. - 6/4/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • :o) - 5/22/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • This recipe is incredible! I made it for the three of us and am so happy I did! The Little loved it as did MDW! It was gone in two sittings, dindin and lunch the next day! Will def make a part of my menu! - 5/14/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    love this. so does my family. when this is made they all eat . no screaming at them to eat dinner. - 5/13/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Good recipe. - 5/6/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Looks interesting - 4/29/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • This looks delicious! I'm going to try it! - 4/13/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Delicious!! - 4/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I can't wait to try these ! - 4/2/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • delicious - 3/16/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Great! - 3/12/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    yum - 3/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    These were very good and filling. My local markets didn't have fat free cream cheese or ff cheddar so I used 1/3 less fat cream cheese and reduced fat cheddar. I recalculated the recipe using the fatter options and it increased the recipe to 231 calories per serving. I will make them again. - 3/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Thank you! - 3/2/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • This recipe looks good - 2/25/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Yummmm - 2/22/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I haven't tried it yet but it looks delicious. It might be a bit too spicy for me so I may need to use part regular diced tomatoes instead of Rotel, but everyone else would love it as is. I can't wait to try it. - 1/22/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    A keeper of a recipe! Delicious! - 1/15/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I'm planning to try this tonight! Looks really good. - 1/13/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Nice recipe - 1/12/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Looks good! - 1/11/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I have been looking for a recipe like this. Can't wait to try it! - 1/7/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    good - 1/6/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • :) - 1/5/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • If You want to win an iphone-X for Free. simply open this link thank you....

    COPY HERE.... www.cashin3.com
    - 1/3/20

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    In the lineup for next week - 12/29/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • thanks - 12/26/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Looks good - 12/25/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Yummy - 12/24/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • 0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was way too bland for me. - 12/21/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Great - 12/15/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • thank you - 12/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Too spicy for us, but it looks delicious for spice lovers! - 12/10/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 12/7/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    I tried it and it's not bad. The one thing I chose to add is Tony Chachere's Creole Seasoning. Not much, about a teaspoon. I always share to make sure you season to your own taste. The number of seasonings in any recipe can be added to, or don't add so much. This is quite tasty though. - 12/6/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    YUM - 12/5/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Not too bad. - 12/5/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • My family would love this, thanks for sharing! This weekend gunna give it a try - 12/4/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Not sure about the fat free ingredients but probably tasty - 12/4/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Looks good. Have to try this - 12/3/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • This is a definite on the rotation cycle. - 12/3/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    we did like this I used the hot version ..I like spice.... - 12/1/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Interesting - 11/28/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Good
    Zesty recipe. - 11/27/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Delicious! - 11/26/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Looks good may try it - 11/26/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    tasty - 11/26/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Yummy recipe! - 11/24/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • NICE - 11/24/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • tasty - 11/24/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    very good - 11/23/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Family enjoyed this recipe! - 11/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Nice if you like Mexican flavor. - 11/17/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Very good - 9/11/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • looks good - 7/29/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I want to try this one, it sound delicious and low cal - 7/16/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Excellent pasta dish. - 6/8/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • I made a half batch and had plenty. They ere delicious. - 4/21/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • nice - 3/22/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Great - 2/20/19

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • This recipe has several things in it that I can't have so if I can change some and cut the sodium, these might work for us. It looks interesting! - 11/28/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • this was great thank you - 4/26/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • What size package of cheese? - 3/18/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Not bad. Not great either. I don't like ground turkey, so I used chunk chicken. - 3/16/18

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • thanks - 12/4/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Made this with salsa rather than the Rotel tomatoes. Added a dash of cilantro and fresh lime jjice. Delish! - 4/12/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Great meal & super easy! I made it without the tomatoes and added black beans. My family loved it!! - 2/9/17

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    Made half a recipe as there are only three of us. Only changes I made was ground beef for turkey as that is what I had and I added some fresh cilantro to the mix. It was very good. Had to bake a bit longer to get bubbly. I would add some spice to the mix in the future, but husband liked it as is - 3/1/15

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    These are worth all the steps. It is just wonderful just as written! My husband agrees! - 1/4/15

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    The filling was a bit too moist to stay in the shells very well. Taste great though! Super easy to make. - 4/10/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I will make again!!!! - 4/9/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Excellent! I plan on making this again for sure. - 2/21/13

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    My family rates my meals when I make a new dish. They gave this meal a 10 (out of 10)!!! I have never gotten a consensus of 10 on any meal!!! - 7/25/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Love it, had to use red enchilada sauce, but great meal! - 1/21/12

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    We LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe!!! - 9/17/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    Made this tonight. Turned out great! - 7/25/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    This is a great meal! It makes so much! I was able to make about 30 shells and had extra shells still. It really is easy to prep and make and it comes out really tasty. I hope to add this recipe to a future potluck choice. Give it a try! - 7/21/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    This was wonderful, I used ground chicken instead of Turkey. Family loved it! - 7/19/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I use the regular Rotel tomatoes instead of the lime and cilantro variety and use the lower sodium taco seasoning. This is an amazing recipe!! - 5/27/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Sounds wonderful.
    Will try as soon as I purchase shells.
    - 5/10/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • What is considered a serving? How many cups? - 3/9/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    I HAVEN'T MADE IT YET, BUT IT SOUNDS SO GOOD. I'M MAKING IT FOR DINNER TONIGHT FOR FAT TUESDAY. FOUND A RECIPE FOR MAKING MY OWN ENCHILADA SAUCE (RED) & AM GOING TO TRY THAT. CAN'T WAIT. I'M ALREADY SALIVATING. THANKS FOR SHARING. - 3/8/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Very Good
    This was very good and it' hard to believe that it was low calorie. Spicy and lots of taste. - 2/7/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No

  • Incredible!
    OMG so good. Everyone raved. Very filling. I only needed two shells with a vegetable side. - 1/23/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • We made it with 2 chicken breasts and red sauce instead of green. It was so great!! And sooo easy!! - 1/19/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No


  • Just made this tonight. It was so easy and SO good! Loved the low calories yet it was so filling. Definately will make again! Thanks for sharing! - 1/18/11

    Was this review helpful?   yes  No