Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I had this at a church dinner years ago and HAD to have the recipe! It is deceptively flavorful and so rich. A nice Mexican rice and a dab of sour cream and avocado salad are tasty additions to make a complete meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8 inch square pan.
  3. Layer 4 of the quartered tortillas covering the bottom of pan completely.
  4. Combine peppers, crab, 1 c.
  5. cheese, onion, and the cilantro.
  6. Whisk together cream and eggs: stir into crab mixture.
  7. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Pour over tortillas.
  9. Top with remaining quartered tortillas and remaining cheese.
  10. Bake for 45 minutes.


Most Helpful

Unique! Rich! If you are seeking a really different and delicious seafood/Mexican dish this is IT!!! Would be a stunner at a dinner party - and a small portion goes a long way! I am glad you insisted on getting this recipe at your church dinner! Thank you for sharing it.

Susan Lee September 18, 2003

We really loved the flavor of this. I wonder if it would be better to use the crunchy type tortilla chips instead of the corn tortillas because they were hard to eat. And I agree with the others about putting the cheese on top in the last 10-15 minutes of cooking time. Besides those things, it was wonderful and I will definitely be making this again!!!

jrivera November 16, 2009

This was so incredibly, awesomely, freaking good! Because I wanted leftovers I upped the amounts a bit and used half shrimp with the "crab" chunks. I used 12 tortillas, 3 eggs, and 1/2 cup sherry instead of extra cream (just because I love sherry with seafood!) I also used quite a bit more cilantro than called for because we LOVE its flavor. I'm laying claim to the leftovers for my lunches this week and this is going into the folder I use for dishes I want to make on a regular basis. Thank you so much for posting this terrific and easy dish!

Vina March 07, 2004

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