Green Chile Ground Beef And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Alfredo Sauce
How to make Green Chile Ground Beef And Cheese Stuffed Shells With Alfredo Sauce
Lean ground beef
Chopped hot green chile
12 jumbo pasta shells
Brown lean ground beef, when almost done add chopped HOT green chile, minced onion and garlic.
While that was happening, cook 12 jumbo pasta shells according to box.
Place a small chunk of muenster cheese and add cooked chile beef to each shell and placed in baking dish I had layered with Alfredo sauce.
After filling all shells I poured the remaining Alfredo sauce over the top and added shredded Parmesan and bread crumbs, baked at 375 for 30 minutes.
Serve this big lunch with a green salad and sun tea.
YIELDS: 6 | SERVING SIZE: 1
Calories: 550 | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Carbohydrates: 30g | Fiber: 2g | Sugars: 2g
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use ground turkey instead of ground beef in this recipe?
Yes, you can substitute ground turkey for the lean ground beef if you prefer a leaner option.
Is there a specific type of hot green chile recommended?
You can use your preferred hot green chile, such as Hatch green chiles, depending on your spice preference.
Can I prepare the stuffed shells in advance?
Yes, you can assemble the stuffed shells ahead of time and refrigerate them. Just bake them when ready to serve.
What other cheese can I use besides Muenster?
You can experiment with other cheeses like Monterey Jack, pepper jack, or even cheddar for different flavor profiles.
Is there a way to make the Alfredo sauce from scratch?
Absolutely, you can make Alfredo sauce from scratch using butter, heavy cream, and Parmesan cheese. There are many recipes available online.
Can I freeze the leftovers?
Yes, you can freeze the stuffed shells for later. Ensure proper packaging to maintain freshness.
What’s a good substitute for bread crumbs?
Crushed crackers or panko crumbs can be used as alternatives to traditional bread crumbs.
How spicy is the final dish with hot green chiles?
The spice level depends on the type and amount of hot green chiles used. Adjust according to your taste preference.
Can I use a different pasta shape instead of jumbo shells?
Certainly, you can use other pasta shapes like manicotti or large rigatoni for a similar effect.
What are some side dish suggestions for this meal?
A green salad, garlic bread, or steamed vegetables make excellent side dishes to complement this flavorful stuffed shells recipe.