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Fiesta Bean Casserole

Karen Tjelmeland of Ely, Iowa, writes, “I don’t recall its origin, but I have had this recipe for many years.” A Triscuit cracker crust makes it a unique meatless option.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3/4 cup kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 16 Triscuits or other crackers
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons beaten egg
  • Optional: sour cream and sliced ripe olives


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a small bowl, combine the beans, onion, green chilies and cumin. Place eight crackers in an 8x4-in. loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Top with half of the bean mixture; layer with remaining crackers and bean mixture. Sprinkle with cheese.
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk, mayonnaise and egg; pour over cheese. Bake, uncovered, until a thermometer reads 160°, 20-25 minutes. If desired, serve with sour cream and olives.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 561 calories, 31g fat (10g saturated fat), 113mg cholesterol, 1103mg sodium, 51g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 9g fiber), 25g protein.

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