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Creamy Layered Casserole

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 40 min.


6 servings

This slightly spicy casserole was always a hit at our potlucks at work, so I finally asked the co-worker who brought it for the recipe. Now I make it for my family with the same success.—LeeAnn McCue, West Springfield, Massachusetts


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 cup 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chiles
  • 4 cups crushed tortilla chips
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Additional tortilla chips


  1. In a skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add tomato sauce, olives and garlic salt; set aside. In a bowl, combine cottage cheese, sour cream and chiles; mix well. In a greased 11x7-in. baking dish, layer half of the tortilla chips, meat mixture, cottage cheese mixture and Monterey Jack cheese. Repeat layers. Top with additional tortilla chips. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 40 minutes or until heated through.

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