Mexican Manicotti: So Easy You Won’t Believe it!

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The men at my house have always felt like it’s a sign of weakness to use a recipe (what do they know!). So the other night I got to experimenting. This recipe for Mexican Manicotti turned out to be a definite keeper – and so easy. In fact, it’s so easy, you really can’t mess it up – that’s my kind of recipe!

Mexican Manicotti


Mexican Manicotti Recipe



4.5 from 2 votes

Mexican Manicotti

Author Shelley Merchant


  • 1 box Manicotti noodles uncooked
  • 1 pound hamburger meat raw
  • 8 ounces Monterrey Jack or Pepper Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 small can diced green chilis
  • 1 can Rotel diced tomatoes and green chilis
  • 2 cans green enchilada sauce
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder


  1. Mix together raw hamburger, shredded cheese (save some for topping), green chilis, and spices till thoroughly combined. Stuff meat mixture into manicotti shells.

  2. Spray 9x13 baking dish with cooking spray and add manicotti shells. Combine Rotel and enchilada sauce. Pour over manicotti and cover with aluminum foil.

  3. Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 50-55 minutes till meat is done and shells are soft. Top with rest of shredded cheese.

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This one even got rave reviews when I served it to guests! It’ll definitely be back on our table soon. If you like this recipe you might also enjoy Carry Along Casserole, Mexican Macaroni and Cheese, orΒ  Popeye’s Surprise: Pasta, Sausage, and Spinach Dinner. All of these dishes are easy and delicious. Better yet, none will bust your grocery budget either.

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