Mexican Manicotti

Pasta shells stand in for taco shells in this cheesy, beefy, change-of-pace main dish.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6

12
uncooked manicotti pasta shells
1
lb lean (at least 80%) ground beef
1
can (6 oz) Muir Glen™ organic tomato paste
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1 1/2
cups water
1
package (3 oz) cream cheese, softened
1
egg
1 1/2
cups sour cream (12 oz)
2 1/2
cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese (10 oz)
2
cans (4 oz each) Old El Paso™ whole green chiles, drained, chopped
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray. Cook and drain pasta as directed on package. Rinse with cold water; drain well.
  • 2 In 10-inch nonstick skillet, cook beef over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until thoroughly cooked; drain. Stir in tomato paste, taco seasoning mix and water. Cook over medium heat 5 to 10 minutes until hot and bubbly.
  • 3 In medium bowl, mix cream cheese, egg, sour cream, 1 1/2 cups of the cheese, the chiles and 2 tablespoons of the cilantro. Spoon about 3 tablespoons cheese mixture into each pasta shell. Spoon about 1 cup beef mixture into baking dish; top with filled shells and remaining beef mixture.
  • 4 Cover; bake 40 to 45 minutes or until hot. Uncover; sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over shells. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with remaining 2 tablespoons cilantro.

Expert Tips

Select the Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix you prefer. Choose from Hot N Spicy, 40% Less Sodium, Mild or Original.

Serve the manicotti with favorite Mexican toppings, such as guacamole, sliced green onions, chopped tomatoes, sliced ripe olives and Old El Paso® pickled jalapeño slices.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Shells)
Calories
700
(
Calories from Fat
380),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
42g
42%
(Saturated Fat
23g,
23%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
1 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
175mg
175%;
Sodium
1390mg
1390%;
Total Carbohydrate
45g
45%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
35g
35%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
35%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.