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Low Fat Mexican Manicotti Recipe

I love Mexican food, but also have a growing love for Italian or anything with pasta, smothered in cheese and sauce. This Low Fat Mexican Manicotti is exactly that, and full of flavor. It is the best of both worlds, combined into a healthy and simple dinner, you are sure to love.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: Easy dinner recipe, low fat, manicotti, mexican recipe
Servings: 6
Calories: 263kcal


  • Ziploc Bag
  • 9x13-inch Baking Pan


  • 2 (16 ounce) fat free refried beans
  • 1 ounce taco seasoning packet
  • 16 manicotti shells uncooked, (whole wheat if you can find them)
  • 32 ounces green taco sauce 2 (16 ounce bottles)
  • 1 cup low fat mozzarella grated cheese


  • 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.
  • Lay stuffed shells into a 9X13 pan. Mix the green taco sauce with 1 bottle of water. (Use one of the bottles 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 up lettuce.


  • If you are looking to add meat to this recipe, here is what I recommend:
    -Ground Beef
    -Ground Turkey
    -Chicken (grilled or shredded)
    -Shredded Turkey Breast
    -Chicken Sausage


Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 1588mg | Potassium: 360mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1479IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 153mg | Iron: 1mg