Are you a fan of Mexican inspired meals? Then this Mexican casserole recipe is a must have in your recipe collection. It's loaded with all your favorite Tex-Mex ingredients and layered to perfection with a cheesy, creamy goodness that will knock your socks off.
And the best part of all? It's so easy to make it's almost effortless.
Whether you are browsing for a tasty Meatless Monday recipe the whole family will love, in the mood for a savory vegetarian home cooked meal or entertaining meat eating friends, this recipe is the perfect choice.
Serve like a traditional Mexican casserole, topped with a dallop of sour cream or your favorite salsa, eat it like a gourmet Mexican-style dip with your favorite tortilla chips or roll it up in a tortilla and make a hearty burrito out of it.
No matter how you dish it up, everyone will want your delicious Mexican casserole recipe!
Yield: 10 servings
398 calories, 17g fat, 50g carbohydrates, 16g protein (10 svgs)
This recipe can be easily halved or doubled, and it re-heats well. It's the perfect dish to take for a potluck at work or family get together.
Mission whole wheat tortillas or Mama Lupas low carb tortillas are a great substitute for white flour tortillas in this recipe. You can't tell a difference in the taste, and both of these bake well without getting to tough or chewy.
Make a batch of homemade refried beans to spread over the tortilla layers. Instead of adding the pinto beans to the cream cheese, tomato and black bean mixture, cook them up separate, mash them with a fork and season with minced garlic to taste, 1 tsp each of onion powder, garlic powder and cumin and 1 1/2 tsp chili powder.
Serve garnished with avocado slices or a batch of homemade guacamole. A nice dallop of guac on top makes all the difference when serving this recipe. Especially if you go the homemade route. Absolutely scrumptious.
Substitute shredded taco cheese or your favorite salsa con queso instead of using Velveeta to cut down on the prep work. If you don't do dairy, use soy shreds instead to make a dairy free version.
Use a can of cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup instead of cream cheese. Either of these work just as well to give the casserole a creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Indulge in this dish without the extra fat and calories of the original recipe by making the following simple substitutions. Cut the fat by more than half and save yourself over 120 calories per serving!
278 calories, 7g fat, 39g carbohydrates, 17g protein (10 svgs)
Make the following four substitutions for a savory, vegan friendly Mexican casserole recipe the whole family will love!
333 calories, 11g fat, 38g carbohydrates, 10g protein (10 svgs)