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Pasta Shell Tacos
18 dried jumbo pasta shells
1 tablespoon butter
1 1/4 pounds ground beef
3 ounces cream cheese
1 teaspoon chili powder
1 (16 ounce) jar salsa
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Garnish: chopped tomatoes and sliced olives
Cook pasta shells according to package directions. Drain and toss with butter.
Brown ground beef in a skillet. Drain off fat.
Stir in cream cheese and chili powder until combined. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Divide beef mixture evenly between the pasta shells.
Spread 1/2 cup salsa in the bottom of a greased 2-quart rectangular baking dish.
Arrange filled shells in dish.
Spoon remaining salsa over the shells.
Cover and bake at 350 degrees F for 15 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with cheese.
Bake for 15 more minutes.
Sprinkle with chopped tomatoes and sliced ripe olives.