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Tortilla Pie

Servings: 4, 1 serving: 356 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 574mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 25g protein


  • 1/2 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)

  • 1/2 cup chopped onion

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, drained

  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat ricotta cheese

  • 1/4 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh cilantro, divided

  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)

  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook and crumble beef with onion and garlic over medium heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Stir in spices and tomatoes. Bring to a boil; remove from heat. In a small bowl, mix ricotta cheese, mozzarella cheese and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

  2. Place 1 tortilla in a 9-in. round baking pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with half the meat sauce, 1 tortilla, ricotta mixture, another tortilla and remaining meat sauce. Top with remaining tortilla; sprinkle with cheddar cheese and remaining cilantro.

  3. Bake, covered, until heated through, 15-20 minutes.


Original Recipe: Taste of Home

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