Friday, November 30, 2007

Favorite Ingredients Friday for November 30

Okay, I hope lasagna can be considered a casserole. I think of it as one, anyway. This is one of my very favorite recipes, so I hope others enjoy this too.


6 ounces cream cheese (the light kind works fine), softened
6-8 green onions, chopped
2 cups shredded Mexican-cheese blend, divided use
2 garlic cloves, minced
3/4 tsp. ground cumin, divided
1/2 tsp. parsley flakes
3 cups cubed cooked chicken
1/4 cup butter or margarine
1/4 cup flour
1 1/2 cups chicken broth
1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup sour cream
1 4-oz. can chopped green chilies, drained
1/8 tsp. dried thyme
1/8 tsp. salt
1/8 tsp. pepper
12 flour tortillas, cut in half

In mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, green onions, 1 1/2 cups Mexican cheese blend, garlic, 1/4 tsp. cumin and parsley. Stir in chicken; set aside.

In a saucepan, melt the butter. Stir in the flour until smooth and bubbly; gradually add broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in Monterey Jack cheese, sour cream, chilies, thyme, salt, pepper and remaining cumin. Spread 1/2 cup of this cheese sauce in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish.

Top with 6 tortilla halves. (If need be, cut tortillas smaller to fit.)

Top with a third of the chicken mixture and a fourth of the cheese sauce.

Repeat tortilla, chicken and sauce layers twice.

Top with remaining tortillas, sauce, and remaining Mexican cheese.

Cover and bake at 350ยบ for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 10 minutes longer or until heated through. Let stand 5 min. before cutting.

Yield: 12 servings.


  1. This is a new one for me...Sounds wonderful! Thanks bunches!

  2. To me, lasagna is the ULTIMATE casserole! Your recipe sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing. Have a great weekend.

  3. That sounds really good!

  4. Hi ladies,

    Thanks for stopping by my kitchen table! I hope you and your families will enjoy this recipe. It's one of my favorites to make for company.

  5. Oh, I think we can consider baked lasagna a casserole. :) Your recipe sounds divine! I'll be printing it out to try while my family is in town for Christmas.

    Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday- Casserole edition recipe exchange. I sure appreciate it!

  6. Hi Overwhelmed!

    Thanks for hosting this special feature each week. It's always fun when you have a special theme. I really enjoy your recipe exchange.

    Sure hope your family enjoys this as much as we do!

  7. Mmm.this looks really good! I'm printing it out to try!


  8. Hope you and your family enjoy this, Kelli! We sure do. The tortillas are a lot less work than lasagna noodles.


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