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Creamy Layered Casserole

This slightly spicy casserole was always a hit at our potlucks at work, so I finally asked the co-worker who brought it for the recipe. Now I make it for my family with the same success.—LeeAnn McCue, West Springfield, Massachusetts
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 4 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Additional tortilla chips


  • In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, olives and garlic salt; set aside. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, sour cream and chiles; mix well. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer half of the tortilla chips, meat mixture, cottage cheese mixture and Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers. Top with additional tortilla chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until heated through.

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  • PrplMonky5
    Jan 23, 2018

    We didn't like this much. The entire dish was overly salty and after cooking in the oven, the tortilla chips started to get mushy from the sauce. We threw out the leftovers. I can see how others might like this, but this meal just wasn't for us.

  • Medic 716
    Jun 23, 2017

    OMG This was delicious

  • Loiscooks
    May 21, 2010

    This makes a delicious supper. I didn't have Monterey Jack cheese. I used a combination of part Cheddar, part Colby, and part Pepper-Jack. I will keep serving this dish.