Tortilla Torta

December 1997

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This layered enchilada-style bake can be made spicier with hot enchilada sauce and salsa.

"This dish is messy AND kinda ugly but also kid-friendly. I've tried it out on 3 children ages 4 to 6 and it was a big hit. You can also add pre-cooked chicken to it for a bit more oomph. "
Tortilla Torta

Makes: 4 servings

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  • 1 16-ounce can fat-free refried beans
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons chopped scallions, divided
  • 1/4 cup green chile salsa
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 1 10-ounce can enchilada
  • 8 6-inch corn tortillas
  • 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese, preferably jalapeño
  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F. Coat a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine beans, avocado, 1/2 cup scallions and salsa in a medium bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Spread 3 tablespoons enchilada sauce over bottom of prepared pan. Place 1 tortilla over sauce. Spread tortilla with 1/4 cup bean mixture and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon cheese. Continue layering sauce, tortillas, bean mixture and cheese, ending with a tortilla. Spread top with remaining sauce and sprinkle with remaining cheese and 2 tablespoons scallions.
  4. Coat a sheet of foil with cooking spray. Place foil, sprayed-side down, over the tortilla stack. Bake until heated through, 20 to 25 minutes. Cut into 4 wedges and serve, passing yogurt separately.


Per serving: 305 calories; 7 g fat (2 g sat, 3 g mono); 5 mg cholesterol; 58 g carbohydrates; 19 g protein; 13 g fiber; 1343 mg sodium; 274 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Calcium (25% daily value), Iron (20% dv), Vitamins A & C (15% dv).

Carbohydrate Servings: 4

Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean meat, 1/2 medium-fat meat, 1/2 fat

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Type of Dish
Main dish, vegetarian
Ease of Preparation
Health & Diet Considerations
Low cholesterol
High calcium
High fiber
Gluten free
Total Time
45 minutes or less
Preparation/ Technique

December 1997
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