Fiesta Casserole – doesn’t it just sound cheesy and delicious before you even hear the ingredients?! I am going to share one of my all-time favorite comfort food recipes. Now, as many of you already know, I am not much of a cook, so if you’re looking for gourmet… you have come to the wrong place!
The Fiesta Casserole is a pantry favorite, and the simplicity is bliss especially after a long and busy day. This recipe is very flexible and easy to customize, especially if you don’t have something on the ingredients list. A few other wonderful things about this recipe is that it is cheap to make, the kiddos love it, and it is easy to clean up. All wins in my world!
- 1 Bag of Tortilla Chips (I would avoid low fat ones… they will get soggy)
- 3 Cans of Chili (you can replace this with seasoned and fully cooked ground beef or homemade chili)
- 1 Bag of Shredded Cheese (shred your own or buy a bag of the Mexican Shredded Cheese)
- 1 Tomato
- ½ Cup of Jalapeños (you can use fresh or from a jar)
- Sour Cream
- 13X9 Casserole Dish
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Layer the bottom of the casserole dish with tortilla chips
- Spread 1 1/2 cans of chili over the chips
- Cover the layer of chili with shredded cheese… don’t be stingy!
- Repeat steps 2 – 4
- Cover with foil and bake for 25 minutes
- Take casserole dish out of the oven and remove foil. Check to be sure cheese is almost completely melted. Stick back into the oven uncovered for an additional 5 minutes
- Remove casserole dish from oven and let stand for 5 minutes before serving
- Cut into appropriate (or ginormous… depending on your mood) squares and plate
- Garnish with sour cream, salsa, jalapeños, cilantro, and tomatoes
Literally, a nap must follow from the deliciousness of this casserole. Thanks for stopping by and I hope you find this recipe as yummy as I do!