Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 30 mins

My family loves Mexican food, and this is a favorite of ours. I got this recipe out of a magazine at my sister's home. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground turkey (can sub. hamburger)
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans
  • 2 12 teaspoons taco seasoning
  • 12 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 (8 ounce) package manicotti
  • 1 cup water
  • 8 ounces picante sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup Mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 14 cup green onion, thinly chopped (optional)
  • 14 cup olive, sliced (optional)


  1. Brown meat.
  2. Add beans and seasonings to meat, stir until warmed through.
  3. Cook noodles for 6-8 minutes, or until partially cooked but still firm enough to handle. Do not cook all the way.
  4. Spoon meat mixture into partially cooked noodles.
  5. Place stuffed noodles in 9x13-inch pan. You can use two 8x8-inch pans.
  6. Combine water and picante sauce, Pour over shells.
  7. To bake later cover and freeze for up to 3 months. Bake 350 for 1 hour or until bubbly, then spread with sour cream and top with onions and olives.
  8. To bake now, heat oven to 350 degrees, cook for 1/2 hour then spread with sour cream and green onions and olives. Then bake for 5 more minutes.
  9. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

5 5

Excellent recipe, will use again. I love items I can freeze and cook on a day I just don't feel like cooking so I will be making lots of this.