Spinach and Corn Tortilla Bake

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

This casserole is like baking large nachos topped with cilantro, spinach, beans and cheese, spiced with your favorite salsa.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat the oven to 425°F.
  2. In a food processor, combine cilantro, scallions, salt and pepper with as much spinach as will fit.
  3. Pulse, adding the rest of the spinach in batches, until all is coarsely chopped.
  4. Coat an 8-9 inch square baking dish with butter or oil.
  5. Lay 4 tortillas in the bottom of dish, overlapping slightly.
  6. Layer with half of beans, salsa, spinach mixture and cheese.
  7. Repeat with remaining ingredients, ending with cheese and pressing in gently.
  8. Cover dish with foil, place on a rimmed baking sheet.
  9. Bake until bubbling, 25-30 minutes.
  10. Remove foil, and continue baking until golden, 15-20 minutes more.
  11. Cool for 10 minutes before serving.


Most Helpful

This is really good. I used wheat tortillas. I love this dish because it was quick and easy to make.

craftymama June 20, 2007

Definitely a keeper! I omitted the cilantro (not a big fan), added a second layer of tortillas (I had the 6 inch kind so I used 8 in all), and halved the cooking time by baking it at 450. This is one of those rare recipes that tastes delicious, is easy to make and is good for you.

Marla Swoffer July 03, 2006

I tagged this recipe in Zaar Tag, then found my food processor was broken, so I used my mini-processor on the cilantro and scallions, then just chopped the spinach by hand. For beans, I used canned kidney beans, drained and rinsed. Instead of 1 Tbs oil or butter, I coated a nonstick pan with nonstick cooking spray. This meal was very easy to put together and took much less time than the instructions indicate. Preparation didn't take me much more than 5 minutes and I only cooked it about 30 minutes total (20 covered & 10 uncovered). So even taking into account 10 minutes cooling time, it only came to about 45-50 minutes total. The dish came out very well, a tasty, handy way to get my leafy green requirements attended to.

echo echo October 29, 2005

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