Mexican Manicotti

Mexican Manicotti

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

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

1:20

Hr:Mins

Makes

6

servings

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.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
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:

1 Serving (1 Serving (2 Shells))
  • Calories 700
    • (Calories from Fat 380),
  • Total Fat 42g
    • (Saturated Fat 23g,
    • Trans Fat 1 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 175mg;
  • Sodium 1390mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 45g
    • (Dietary Fiber 3g,
    • Sugars 8g),
  • Protein 35g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.