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Layered Fiesta Casserole

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6 servings

Say hola to your new favorite Mexican-inspired fiesta casserole. This Layered Fiesta Casserole has ground beef, salsa, tortillas & melted cheddar cheese.

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  • Heat oven to 375°F.
  • Brown meat with peppers in large skillet; drain. Return to skillet. Stir in salsa, tomatoes and corn.
  • Spread 1 cup meat mixture onto bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with 6 tortillas, overlapping as necessary. Cover with layers of half each of the remaining meat mixture and cheese; top with remaining tortillas and meat mixture. Cover.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until heated through. Top with remaining cheese; let stand, uncovered, 5 min. or until melted.

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Gluten Aware

This recipe is made with ingredients that contain no labeled sources of gluten. However, if your personal dietary goal is to strictly avoid gluten, be vigilant. Always read ingredient statements on food labels for the most current and accurate information for every recipe ingredient. And when working in the kitchen, use gluten-free preparation methods and utensils. For individualized advice, check with a certified health professional or credible source. Click here for more information.

Make Ahead

Assemble casserole as directed. Refrigerate up to 24 hours. When ready to serve, bake in 375°F oven 40 to 45 min. or until heated through. Top with cheese; continue as directed.

Serving Suggestion

For added color and texture, serve with a mixed green salad tossed with your favorite KRAFT Lite Dressing.


  • 6 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 6 servings
Calories 430
Total fat 15g
Saturated fat 7g
Cholesterol 65mg
Sodium 1340mg
Carbohydrate 50g
Dietary fiber 6g
Sugars 8g
Protein 28g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 30 %DV
Vitamin C 60 %DV
Calcium 50 %DV
Iron 15 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by from At 30-something, I am still a novice when it comes to cooking, but this recipe was fast, easy and... At 30-something, I am still a novice when it comes to cooking, but this recipe was fast, easy and delicious! I read the comments first and since I bought flour tortillas I decided to toast them first to prevent them from getting soggy. I also added a package of taco seasoning in with the meat and used medium salsa to give it more flavor and a little kick. I made it like a lasagna and put tortillas on the bottom and used tortilla chips as the top layer and put cheese on top of the chips before baking. My boyfriend loved it and when he took leftovers to work the next day everyone asked him what it was that smelled so good!
Date published: 2010-01-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My husband loved this so much, he said it is his new favorite meal. My husband loved this so much, he said it is his new favorite meal. When I asked him what he wanted for dinner and gave him options - the day before I made this he said he didn't want anything spicy so I made a chicken recipe since I didn't know what this was going to like. So the next day, I had already bought the ingredients for this, so I decided to make it. He was amazed. I am making this again next week for a food day at work. I can't wait to see my co-workers faces when they eat this. It is wonderful. Great for entertaining and is wonderful left over and heated in the microwave.
Date published: 2006-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My family liked this, but next time I will change it a little bit. My family liked this, but next time I will change it a little bit. I used cut up chicken breast instead of ground beef, and made it the night before to pop in the oven after work. Super easy do-ahead! Next time, I may cut back on the corn a little and add some black beans. I think the salsa I used (not Taco Bell brand) was not juicy enough or something, because while the casserole tasted really good, it turned out just a little dry (I didn't drain the canned tomatoes either). We topped it with just a little more salsa and a dollop of sour cream. Yum!
Date published: 2008-09-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My whole family gave this recipe a definite thumbs-up. My whole family gave this recipe a definite thumbs-up. I told the ladies at work about this recipe and even gave someone a bite of my left overs that I had brought for lunch. Several asked for the recipe. I did alter the recipe just a little bit. I used alot more cheese than the recipe called for. I also used less peppers because my family are definitely not pepper lovers. The salsa I used was mid to very warm so it gave the recipe a little more kick. mm-mm. Next time I might even add black beans to the mix. Very good and very easy recipe!!
Date published: 2005-11-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great yummy recipe! Great yummy recipe! I made it today with some modification and my husband and I loved it. I used a can of (diced tomato with chili) and a can of tomato sauce with 1/2 cup of orange juice and some cumin and black pepper. also I sauteed half diced onion along with the green pepper and added a clove of garlic. I cut the recipe to half but used all the cheese and added diced cilantro while layering and it came out great.I used flour tortilla (fajita size) instesd of corn tortilla and served it with Guacamole. you can check my photos :))
Date published: 2013-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Oh man! Oh man! We LOVE this dish! I make it all the time. It's mild enough for the kids but spicy enough for the grown-ups. We like to top it with sour cream too. I make it different depending on what I have on hand. I've used ground turkey and canned chicken in addition to the ground beef. Sometimes instead of using the peppers, I will add a can of diced green chilies. I have also substitutedd fresh tomatoes for the canned. No matter how you make it, it will be eaten till it's gone!
Date published: 2009-09-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I am the mother of 5 kids, 3 of which are all over 6'0 tall and very big eaters. I am the mother of 5 kids, 3 of which are all over 6'0 tall and very big eaters. I double this recipe so that there is enough for everyone. What I like most about this casserole is that I don't have to go over my budget to feed my family a hearty meal. The colors that come from this dish also make it very appealing and it's so easy to make. I add a dallop of sour cream and presto!!! Thanks Kraft Foods!!!
Date published: 2006-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent and not Difficult to Make The Layered Fiesta casserole is very popular at my house. The first time I made it I did not have any whole corn - frozen or otherwise - so I used a can of creamed corn and it was delicious and my family just loved it. The next time I used the frozen corn as per the recipe but it does not taste anywhere near as good as the creamed corned. So now I use the creamed corn all the time.
Date published: 2017-03-03
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