Zesty Taco Casserole

Zesty Taco Casserole


"A quick, filling, zesty vegetarian taco casserole. Yumm! Yumm!"

Ingredients 1 h {{adjustedServings}} servings 393 cals

Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 8 servings



Amount per serving ({{servings}} total)

  • Calories:
  • 393 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 15 g
  • 23%
  • Carbs:
  • 52.9g
  • 17%
  • Protein:
  • 15.1 g
  • 30%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 16 mg
  • 5%
  • Sodium:
  • 1032 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Combine rice and water In a saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook onion, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, and garlic in oil until tender. In a medium bowl, combine chile peppers, salsa, chili powder, cumin, oregano, cottage cheese, corn, chili, and cooked rice. Stir this mixture in with the onions and peppers. Cook until heated through. Transfer to a 2 quart casserole dish, and top with chips and cheese. Use more or less cheese to taste.
  3. Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
Tips & Tricks
Easy Mexican Casserole

See how to make an easy, tasty Mexican casserole.

Pesto Chicken Penne Casserole

A creamy, one-pan chicken pasta with Alfredo and pesto sauces.

Rate recipe

Your rating


Reviews 26

  1. 32 Ratings


Very tasty. since I don't like cottage cheese, I substituted the cottage cheese with shredded cheddar cheese. I also added half a packet of taco seasoning to the rice. For the lovers of hot and spicy like me, I topped it with pickled jalpeno slices.


This is better as a dip because the corn chips get soggy. Next time I'll add more cheese, take out the corn chips, and add tortilla chips for dipping.


I didn't have all the ingredients so I had to do some substitutions, but it still turned out well. I didn't have any vegetarian chili so I used a can of black beans. I also left out the corn chips all together and just served some tortilla chips on the side. A good staple of a recipe that can be played with and still have good results. It's a keeper in our house.