Zesty Taco Casserole


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
8 servings


  • 1 cup uncooked white rice

  • 2 cups water

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large green bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers

  • 1 cup salsa

  • 3 tablespoons chili powder

  • 2 tablespoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 cups cottage cheese

  • 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained

  • 1 (15.25 ounce) can vegetarian chili

  • 2 cups coarsely crushed corn chips

  • ½ cup shredded Cheddar cheese


  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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

393 Calories
15g Fat
53g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 393
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 1032mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 53g 19%
Dietary Fiber 6g 20%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 70mg 350%
Calcium 183mg 14%
Iron 4mg 21%
Potassium 493mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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