Mozzarella Casserole with Mushrooms and Chipotle Chile

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a wonderful, full flavored, adaptable recipe. You can add some ground beef, chicken or just leave them meatless.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large skillet (preferably nonstick), heat the oil over medium-high.
  3. Add the sliced onion and cook, stirring frequently, until softening and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the mushrooms and stir nearly constantly until they have softened and any juice they release has evaporated, about 5 minutes longer.
  5. Stir in the sliced chiles, then taste and season with salt, usually about 1/4 teaspoon.
  6. Transfer the mixture to a 9- or 10-inch shallow baking dish, like a pie plate.
  7. Very lightly dampen a clean kitchen towel.
  8. Check the tortillas to make sure none are stuck together.
  9. Wrap them in the towel, then in foil, sealing the edges tightly.
  10. Place in the oven and set the timer for 7 minutes.
  11. When the timer goes off, stir the shredded cheese into the warm mushroom mixture.
  12. Set in the oven alongside the tortillas and bake until the cheese is just melted, about 5 minutes longer.
  13. Sprinkle with the thyme and black pepper and serve without a moment's hesitation, accompanied by warm tortillas.
Most Helpful

My husband and I LOVE LOVE LOVE this recipe. We found it several years ago in the newspaper. The first time we made it I misread the chilies to be 2-3 CANS instead of 2-3 cannned chilies! YIKES it was hot! We tried again and it was an instant favorite. We always use flour tortillas.

Robin in Kansas July 01, 2008