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Healthy Meals Monday: Mexican Manicotti

Mexican Manicotti
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Mexican Manicotti

I love Mexican food! We grew up having it quite a bit and I think that is why all the girls love it so much. If you are looking for a new Mexican Dish you have to try this – it is delicious!

Ingredients:

1 lb lean ground turkey
16 ounces fat free refried beans (I used green chile and lime)
1.5 ounce pkg taco seasoning mix
14 to 16 manicotti shells uncooked (whole wheat if you can find them)
12 ounce bottle  green taco sauce
1 cup Mexican grated cheese

This is the green sauce I use- I love it!
Brown ground turkey and drain. Mix cooked ground turkey with beans and taco seasoning.
Stuff mixture into uncooked shells. I use a plastic baggie with a cut corner. Then squeeze the mixture in both sides of the manicotti shell.  You could also spoon it in on each side with a very small spoon that will fit into the manicotti shell.
Lay stuffed shells into a 9X13 pan. Mix the green taco sauce with about 3/4  bottle of water. (Use the bottle  the sauce came in.) Pour sauce over manicotti, cover with foil, and bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove from heat and sprinkle with cheese. Put back in oven until cheese is melted without the foil this time.
Garnish with green onions, olives, tomatoes, and cut lettuce.
Happy Cooking!
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Comments

  1. says

    Oh wow, I will for sure have to try this. I LOVE Mexican food.. esp. green sauce.. I have a wonderful green sauce recipe for enchiladas but this looks much easier!

  2. Joy @ Yesterfood says

    Thank you so much for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday! it’s just so pretty and fresh looking- I love all the colors! I also like that you used ground turkey- perfect healthier touch! PINNED! ♥

  3. BrendaE says

    Do you add the water because the shells are uncooked? I’m having a hard time imagining that runny of green chili.

    • Cyd says

      I like this the best using a 12 ounce bottle of green taco sauce and using about 3/4 bottle of water. You do need the liquid to soften the shells since they are uncooked. We have even prepared this in the morning and left it in the fridge all day. Then cooked it at dinner time. Just sitting in the liquid all day also softens the shells. Hope this helps.

  4. Ging says

    I was wondering. If you only mix the seasoned ground turkey and beans together why does your meat mixture look green. Did i miss something or is it just the way my comp is showing it? This sounds so good though and i want to try it this Saturday. We’re trying to eat healthier so i thank you for posting this. We love mexican foods

  5. Maria says

    Can I just say my picky 10 year old basically licked her plate clean! Made them in the morning before work and had hubby throw them in the over. Super easy to throw together and delicious! Thanks for the awesome recipe! :-)

  6. kerry says

    In the oven now. There is a lot of sauce! I hope the cooking process thickens out up a lot! The filling tastes really good. I can’t wait for the finished product.

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