Air Fryer Taco Stuffed Shells

Can't decide between Mexican or Italian? Try my air fryer taco stuffed shells recipe for a delicious blend of both!

12-ounce jumbo shells

1 Tbsp olive oil

1 pound ground beef

1-ounce taco seasoning

½ medium yellow onion

1 poblano pepper

Oil or nonstick spray

8-ounce block pepper jack cheese, cut ½” thick


A new crunchy take on Taco Tuesday or gameday appetizer!

Perfect for:

Cook pasta shells according to package directions


Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat


Add diced onion and pepper, then cook 3-5 min until they begin to soften


Add ground beef to skillet and cook until the meat is browned


Drain any grease, then add taco seasoning and stir to combine


To assemble, first grab a shell, placing it in your palm so it opens


Add 1 Tbsp of the meat mixture to the shell, and top it with a piece of cheese


Place another shell over the first shell, creating a sealed taco stuffed shell


Repeat until all of your shells are stuffed


Preheat your air fryer to 400°F


Spritz with oil and air fry for 8 min at 400°F. Flip shells, reapply oil, and cook 5-7 more minutes


Serve taco stuffed shells with your favorite dipping sauces!

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Reheat Quesadilla in the Air Fryer