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Mexican Manicotti

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Mexican Manicotti
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 20 min
  • Servings 6
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Pasta shells stand in for taco shells in this cheesy, beefy, change-of-pace main dish.
Updated Jul 25, 2011

Ingredients

  • 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
Make With
Make With
Old El Paso

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Select the Old El Paso® taco seasoning mix you prefer. Choose from Hot N Spicy, 40% Less Sodium, Mild or Original.
  • tip 2
    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

700 Calories, 42g Total Fat, 35g Protein, 45g Total Carbohydrate, 8g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (2 Shells)
Calories
700
Calories from Fat
380
Total Fat
42g
65%
Saturated Fat
23g
115%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
175mg
59%
Sodium
1390mg
58%
Potassium
630mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
45g
15%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
8g
Protein
35g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
35%
35%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
35%
35%
Iron
25%
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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