Layered Mexican Casserole

Layered Mexican Casserole

Alison was awesome enough to write this guest post for me while I’m off to Iowa City for my pain management appointment. So please, take the time to comment and show her some love as well as heading over to BeingAlison!

Hello Everyone! This is Alison from BeingAlison. I am here to help out my friend Jenna and also share with you one of my favorite recipes of all time! Seriously it’s delicious. But please don’t come to my blog looking for more yumminess, because this is the only recipe I have ever posted on my blog! You are more likely to find reviews, and giveaway and some kid stuff tossed in.

So onto the recipe!

Layered Mexican Casserole

It’s called the Layered Mexican Casserole (in case you didn’t read the title).

You will need:

  • 8 ounces of ground beef (I use a full lb.) (Another aside note, I’ve been using ground turkey lately, still as good!)
  • 1 (12-ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 (12-ounce) jar of chunky salsa
  • 1 (2-1/4ounce) can sliced pitted ripe olives, drained (I’ve been using more olives since my little man loves them)
  • 1 cup cream-style cottage cheese (I use small curd, don’t know if that’s the same but I couldn’t find cream)
  • 1 (8-ounce) carton dairy sour cream
  • 5 cups tortilla chips (7 to 8 ounces)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Wisconsin Cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato (I’m lazy so I haven’t been doing this one)

Brown ground beef in large skillet; drain. Add corn and salsa; cook until thoroughly heated. Reserve 2 tablespoons of olives; stir remaining olives into beef mixture. Combine cottage cheese and sour cream in bowl.

In 2-quart casserole dish. layer 2 cups of chips, half of meat mixture, 3/4 cup cheddar cheese and half of cottage cheese mixture. Repeat layers; cover. Bake in preheated 350°F oven for 35 minutes. Take it out of the oven than line the edge of the casserole with the remaining 1 cup chips (They will stick up over the top of the casserole dish); top with tomato, reserved 2 tablespoons of olives and remaining 1/2 cup of cheddar cheese. Bake 10 more minutes or until cheese is melted and chips are hot.

Layered Mexican Casserole

When I made this so I could post on For The Love of Baby! I forgot to buy the darn Black Olives. I mourn. So that’s why you don’t see them in the pictures, my apologies!

I hope you all enjoy it! It’s truly one of my families go to recipes that we all love. Even my picky Hunter!

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  1. That looks so good! My husband thinks he doesn’t like cottage cheese, but I bet he’d love this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Yum! That looks good! i’m vegetarian, so would skip the ground beef…but i bet boca crumbles or even just black beans would make a nice replacement. i’m also thinking cream cheese would work instead of cottage cheese.

    Your copy right thingy won’t let me spell check my posts, so i apologize if i have any horrendous typos. lol.

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