Mexican Manicotti

Total Time
1hr 5mins
20 mins
45 mins

Yummy combo between Italian and Mexican. This is from my friend Alissa. The pasta can be stuffed up to 12 hours in advance and put in the refrigerator.

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  1. In a bowl, combine 1 1/2 cup cheese and refried beans.
  2. Stuff uncooked pasta tubes with cheese mixture, pressing firmly into shells.
  3. Meanwhile, in microwave safe dish, combine water, enchilada sauce and tomato sauce.
  4. Microwave on HIGH until mixture is steaming hot (about 5-6 minutes).
  5. Pour about 1/2 the sauce into a 9x13 pan.
  6. Place uncooked stuffed tubes in pan, turning each to coat with sauce.
  7. Top with remaining sauce.
  8. Cover and bake at 375ºF for 20 minutes.
  9. Then turn shells over.
  10. Continue baking, covered, for 20 minutes.
  11. Uncover, top with remaining cheese.
  12. Bake 4-5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted.
  13. Dollop with sour cream and sprinkle with onions and olives.