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Tortilla Pie Recipe

Tortilla Pie Recipe

My husband and I especially like this delicious layered entree because it's lighter tasting than some of the traditional lasagnas made with pasta. Even our two young daughters enjoy the pleasantly mild flavor. —Lisa King, Caledonia, Michigan
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, drained
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Stir in spices and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons cilantro.
  • 2. Place one tortilla in a 9-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the meat sauce, one tortilla, ricotta mixture, another tortilla and remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining tortilla; sprinkle with cheddar cheese and remaining cilantro.
  • 3. Bake, covered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 356 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 medium-fat meat, 2 starch.

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Reviewed Nov. 17, 2017

"There are so many recipe additions to this to try. This had fantastic flavor and was easy to put in the table. Next time I may try black olives in it or spice things up with jalapenos."

Reviewed Sep. 15, 2015

"This is a regular in our menu rotation- Instead of the onion and garlic, I use 1 package of Mild Taco seasoning."

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2012

"A HUGE hit for dinner tonight. We used diced tomatoes with jalapenos in them...very yummy :-)"

Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"easy to put together and attractive, as well as tasty. I think it could use a bit more spice. My only complaint was that there was absolutely no way the pie would be hot all the way through baking, covered, at 400 for ONLY 15 minutes."

Reviewed Mar. 26, 2011

"It was a little bland. It just seems as if it were missing something. Not my favorite recipe can't complain about how quick it goes together though!"

Reviewed Feb. 1, 2011

"Loved this recipe. Only diced tomatoes I had were fire roasted which added a little more spice which was good. Also no fresh cilantro so I used dried cilantro."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2010

"This was great! I didn't have hamburger, so I substituted ground turkey and I also used a can of diced tomatoes with green chilies instead of Italian tomatoes. Our small town doesn't carry fresh cilantro, so had to used dried. Even with all these substitutions, I would definitely make it again! The green chilies gave it some PIZAZZ!! My husband said it is a keeper!"

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