Tortilla Casserole

Total Time:
55 min
5 min
50 min

8 servings

  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 1/4 cups chicken broth, divided
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen chopped onions
  • 1 cup frozen chopped green pepper
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 (8-ounce) package fresh sliced mushrooms
  • 1 pound ground turkey breast
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • 1 (15-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons fine flour (recommended: Wondra Flour)
  • 2 tablespoons chili seasoning
  • 1 (15-ounce) can artichoke hearts in water, drained and chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups organic shredded jack cheese
  • 1/2 cup crushed baked tortilla chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Place tortillas in a pie plate with 1 cup broth. Turn once in awhile to ensure all tortillas are soaked, set aside.

Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and add olive oil. Saute onions, peppers, garlic and mushrooms for 5 minutes until slightly browned. Add turkey and cook until turkey is cooked through, about 7 to 9 minutes. Add remaining 1/4 cup chicken stock and remaining ingredients, except cheese and tortilla chips. Stir thoroughly and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes.

Place 4 soaked tortillas in the bottom of prepared baking dish, tearing to fit. Layer half of turkey mixture and half of cheese. Repeat layers. Top with crushed tortilla chips. Place in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

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    I was trying to figure out what to make for dinner and found this recipe based on some of the ingredients I had handy. I used ground beef instead of poultry, sour cream instead of yogurt, and cheddar instead. I also tossed in an envelope of taco seasoning to make it taste more Mexican. All else was according to the recipe. I was surprised how good and filling it was. The leftovers will be good tonight. No kids in my house, but I'm sure they'd love it - crunchy topping and tasty.
    Ms. Sandy has truly outdone herself this time! This casserole is just spectacular-- a real winner. Try the yogurt, just as the recipe suggests. I am no health food nut, and I was doubtful about the yogurt, but it makes it absolutely scrumptious. I am just like another recent recipe rater: this is five stars, just as is. No changes. This is a keeper.
    I found myself using about 3 times the amount of cheese stated in the recipe
    OMG!!! I made this dish last nite and it was a HIT!!! I did shredded chicken breast instead of the turkey, and i used sour cream insead of the yogart. And it was delish!
    This dish has a lot of potential. If it's made with chicken instead of turkey it would give it the added flavor it needs, and a diced jalapeno or some hot sauce would give it the kick it needs. Using sour cream instead of yogurt is also a good idea. Good dish (and easy) but can be great.
    Delicious! (with a few tweaks) I use boneless, skinless chicken breast tenderloins. Kept the yogurt, used flour tortillas also added a can of mixed veggies, and spiced it up quite a bit with chili and Tony Chachere's seasoning. It's also a great recipe to cook double and freeze. After defrosting, I add the chips and bake! Perfect for busy nights
    my husband is a vegetarian so i used the morning star farms meal starters. it looks just like ground hamburg. and i too also used sour cream instead of yogurt and flour tortillas instead of corn tortillas. it was very fast to make also, a great one for busy nights.
    I thought this casserole was great. No one flavor overpowered any other. This is perfect as is. I would not change it in any way.
    We used beef instead of turkey and sour cream instead of yogurt and rotel tomoatoes for half of the tomatoes...Also used flour tortillas (cuz that's all we had on hand) and added 1/2 cup pecans on top with the chips...Great dish....
    Make it really semi-homeade, substitute canned chicken for the turkey (use the broth from the chicken) and add some drained black beans. Family loved it!!
    My husband and I decided this would be OK if you doubled the meat and used beef instead of turkey, omitted the mushrooms and artichoke hearts (which really gave it a vinegar taste). And I substituted Rotel when I made it. So overall - this recipe was not too good.
    My family all enjoyed the tortilla casserole. It was simple to make, too:)
    This recips sounds good, especially with the exttra twist of adding the artichokes and yogurt. But, it needs something like green chilis added to it. It lacks in flavor and spice. I am not a huge fan of really spicy foods, but this needs an extra kick and added flavor. Kind of boring tasting.
    I made this tonight and after a substantial list of modifications, it tasted alright. I switched sour cream (fat free) for the yogurt, used Rotel instead of the tomatoes, cut the mushrooms, and added a lot of ground cayenne and cumin.

    The presentation was severely lacking... It looks like a dog half-ate a burrito and threw it up on your plate. I'm not sure what to do to give it some shape, but I had to start with "I know it looks terrible but..." I wouldn't bring it to a party, but it's ok when you're eating by yourself and you can just tell others that you had a decent frozen dinner.
    Overall, I enjoyed this recipe but found it a bit bland, even after adding some extra chili powder and cumin. My husband and I solved this issue by using some medium salsa on top. I think switching the yogurt to perhaps part sour cream would also enhance the flavor. I also like the suggestion of keeping out the artichokes (which I didn't actually mind) and using olives instead. I also think some green chliis would be a n ice touch It didn't come exactly how I expected, but I think it could turn into an excellent dish with a few small changes. I also think that it would be a good potluck dish - as you really get alot.
    This recipe is not tasteful and very strange. It was wasting of products since we could not eat this. I do cook a lot and even I added more spices to it, it just is a terrible dish. Sorry.
    I make it just as the recipe says except for the addition of a little cumin. It doesn't need anything else! My husband and I love it; and for huge fans of Mexican food, that's really saying something.Such an unexpected pleasure for all the low fat ingredients!
    I appreciate all the Comments. I too didn't use as much yogurt and I subbed corn for artichokes. It turned out GREAT! I do think it needs a bit more kick for those of you who like it spicy, but overall it was an easy dish to make and there were no leftovers. Although my 5 year old Picky Eater didn't go for it, it is definitely a dish I will make again.
    I made this recipe substituting ground chicken for ground turkey, cream of chicken soup and tomato soup for yogurt as someone else suggested, and diced green chilis for artichokes. I also cut corn tortillas in strips and fried them up and then placed them on top of the casserole before baking. Rather then layering tortillas in the casserole, I just heated flour tortillas to use like with fajitas. My family really liked it and they rarely like what I make.
    I'm a Sandra Lee fan and have made plenty of her recipes and liked them. Not this. I guess I should have done what everyone else did and substitute this for that, etc. I pretty much followed it exactly, and was totally disappointed with it. I threw the entire thing into the woods after eating half a dish full. The only thing I liked was the crunchy crushed tortilla chips on top. I don't understand the great reviews, or why mine was so terrible. :( If I were to do it all over (which I won't) I would use flour tortillas, as the corn ones tend to dissipate. I would season it a heck of a lot more. I would leave out the artichokes and mushrooms and use something more fitting for the recipe like beans, corn, or black olives. I would use diced tomatoes with jalapenos or green chilis instead of plain. Maybe use pepper jack cheese instead of just jack cheese. This was entirely lacking in flavor and had a bad consistency. Sorry Sandra, but this one was not for me.
    This recipe was really easy to make. My family loved it. We live in the heart of Cajun Country and we are use to eating spicey foods. I added cubed jalapeno's and taco seasoning along with the chili powered to give it more flavor. I also toped the dish with some milded salsa and green chili before baking. It gave this dish the added kicked that it needed.
    Not authentically Mexican, but a tasty comfort food meal nonetheless. Made some easy ingredient swaps to meet our family's tastes & turned out wonderfully. Used a can of Rotel (diced tomatoes w/green chilies) in place of tomatoes; used low-fat sour cream in place of yogurt; skipped the artichokes and used a can of pinto beans instead; and kicked up the flavor with a palm- full each of chili powder and cumin, and a sprinkle of red pepper flakes for mild head. A uniform rough chop of the mushrooms and bell pepper makes for a consistent but hearty texture. Yummers!
    I was looking for something a little different for a pot luck at work... I followed this recipe exactly.. maybe we are just a bit spoiled here in New Mexico with "mexican food" but this was just terrible, very weird and I thought with loving artichokes and mushrooms this would be good and different... just an awful combination in my opnion... I would stick to an old time favorite and not waste your money, time, or effort on this one... blah!!
    I love one dish wonder dishes, and this is a good one with Mexican flavor. A good way to use up some old corn tortillas, and room for improvisation to suit your tastes, as many readers have. I made this as the recipe dictated, and quite liked the yogurt (I even used fat free). I added some cilantro since I have it in my garden. I also added a jalapeno pepper to the onion/pepper mix, without seeds it is mild. Yum!
    I made this dish for a potluck and everyone wanted the recipe. I did admit it was yours Sandra . I made some variations however...I used red and yellow peppers instead of green, used half yogurt, half sour cream, diced tomatoes w/ chilies,no chili seasoning, and quarter cup chopped peperoncini's. Was worried it was too soupy, but after baking it thickened up fine. I'll add chopped olives next time.
    So I did make some mistakes when making this but it turned out ot be great mistakes. I used flour tortillas, and instead of diced tomatoes I grabbed a can of stewed tomatos. This was a hit with all my family including my 7 year old son who I ususally have to argue with to get him to eat anything other than hot dogs or mac n cheese. I will DEFINATLY be making this one again!!!!!
    Great take on old family favorite, we make something similar to this. But instead of mushrooms use sliced black olives and leave out the artichokes. Also use 1cp cream of chick and 1cp tomato soup instead of yogurt. Good eatin!!
    This was easy to repair and ended up with great flavor. I did use one can of Rotel tomatoes with green chilies and I used flour tortillas on the bottom as well as an additional layer in the middle. I also did as another reviewer suggested and used half yogurt and half sour cream. This was a very flavorful dish with just enough kick.
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