Southwestern Manicotti

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by carolinafan

Delicious. Allow to refrigerate overnight.

Top Review by Chef SJ 2

I really like this recipe. I used 1 pound of bulk Italian sausage (instead of the ground beef and sausage mix) and left off the sour cream and green onions because I didn't have them on hand - it was still really good! I used a ziplock bag with the corner cut off to fill the manicotti - went really fast that way. Easy recipe for those busy weeks!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  2. In a bowl, combine the uncooked ground steak, Italian sausage, beans, chili powder and dried Italian seasoning.
  3. Spoon into uncooked manicotti shells; arrange in prepared baking dish.
  4. Combine water and salsa or picante sauce and pour over shells.
  5. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  6. Remove from refrigerator 40 minutes before baking.
  7. Preheat oven to 350*.
  8. Cover casserole and bake 1 hour or until meat is no longer pink.
  9. Uncover; spoon sour cream over the top and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
  10. Sprinkle with green onions and bake 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and bubbling.

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