Here’s my offering for today’s Slow Cooker Thursday This is a recipe that I developed a few years ago, and it is VERY good. If you don’t like the filling, you can use anything you like, and use the method πŸ™‚

Crockpot Southwestern Style Manicotti

by Lori Scott

1 pkg. manicotti tubes (16 tubes) (uncooked)
1 can black beans (or 1 1/2 cups cooked black beans) rinsed &drained
1 1/2 c. frozen corn (or fresh)
2 c. low fat cottage cheese
1/2-3/4 c. fresh salsa
1 jalapeno, seeded & chopped (optional)
3 c. fresh salsa
1 c. seasoned tomato sauce
2-3 c. monterey jack cheese, grated

1. Mix filling ingredients, and spoon or pipe (using pastry bag or plastic bag with corner snipped off) into tubes.

2. Place as many tubes in single layer as will fit in bottom of your crockpot. Pour 1/2 of the sauce over first layer. Sprinkle with cheese.

3. Use remaining tubes to form second layer and pour remaining sauce over tubes. (If there is any filling leftover, you can place that on top of the tubes before you put the sauce on). Sprinkle with 1-1/2 cups remaining cheese.

4. Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours (beyond 5 hours, the pasta may end up too mushy).

Serve with fresh vegetable, and salad.

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  1. Gail says:

    I love manicotti but never thought about doing it in the crockpot! Might try it this way, but would have to leave the jalapeno out for the hubby, he doesn’t like them!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yum Lori,
    Dave will like this. Miss Candi is 3 1/2. She is a pill. When we adopted her she had been abused so bad. Dave says my love made her real. LOL
    Mrs. Q

  3. Stacy says:

    Wow, this sounds so good! I love manicotti but I don’t make it hardly at all because my hubby is not a big pasta eater. I have an oblong West Bend slow cooker in addition to my oval Rival crockpot, and I bet this would do well in there. Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™‚

    Have a wonderful day!

  4. Sandra says:

    Wow this sounds delicious…I love manicotti but don’t make it often enough.

    Thanks for playing along, I am definitely trying this out πŸ™‚

  5. booklogged says:

    Sounds like a yummy dinner. Appreciate your sharing. Thanks to you and a few others I have actually pulled my slow cooker out and I’m using it. And loving it. Your recipe sounds delicious. Can’t wait to try it.

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