Easy Zucchini Tortilla Pie

Zucchini tortilla pie

When it comes to food, I love anything with a Mexican flare. I almost always could eat the fresh and spicy dishes of tacos, burritos, enchiladas, taco salad, and – one of my absolute favourites – tortilla pie.

Now, I don’t know if this is actually a thing outside of my world. I made it up one night when I wasn’t in the mood for leftover wraps and had a zucchini to use up, so I said “Hey, let’s throw this all in a pie plate and see what happens.”

Awesomeness. That’s what happens. This is now one of our staple meals. Quick, easy, delicious. Especially great for the summer, but we enjoy it year-round.

Here’s what you’ll need:

tortilla pie ingredients

  •  3 tortillas
  • Zucchini
  • Cheese
  • Corn
  • Beans – black or kidney (I prefer kidney)
  • Onion
  • Jalapeños (If you like-a the spice)
  • Cilantro (optional)

 

tortilla base

To start: Get yourself a pie plate, or similar round dish, and place one tortilla in as the base of the pie. This may not be essential, but I rip off the extra tortilla to “crop” it into a more appropriate size to fit the bottom of the pan.

diced onion

Dice up the onion. If you don’t already do this, I suggest putting all the “grid mark” cuts into the onion and then slicing it for faster, more uniform dicing.

tortilla pie cheese layerShred some cheese onto the tortilla, then start layering the ingredients. Below you can see how I’ve gone about layering my pie, but it really doesn’t matter what goes where, or that each ingredient is in each layer. Except for cheese. Cheese in each layer helps to a) hold it together and b) is delicious.

making tortilla pie
More than half the can of beans.

 

beans and onions
Half the onion.

 

zuchini tortilla pie
Half the grated zucchini.

 

tortilla in pie plate
Pack it all down and add a tortilla. No need to crop it this time.

 

layer of cheese on tortilla
More cheese.

 

corn and onions
Onions and corn.

 

shredded zuchini on tortilla pie
Remaining zucchini.

 

pushing down tortilla pie
Add the top tortilla and really push to pack it all down.

 

baby eating tortilla pie filling
If you have a toddler, they can be eating the corn and beans you’re not using while you cook.

 

tortilla pie top
Top it all off with cheese and jalapenos, and it’s ready for the oven. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.

 

tortilla pie
When it’s done, top with fresh chopped cilantro and it’s ready to serve.

 

easy tortilla pie slice
With salsa and sour cream, you now have a plate of healthy deliciousness.

 

Have you tried making tortilla pie for yourself? How did it work out? Did you make any changes to this recipe?

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