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Collard Greens, Corn and Tortilla Strata

A layered casserole of vegetables and flour tortillas. A vegetarian side dish to be enjoyed with or without a meat entrée. It's an American lasagna!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Vegetable Casserole
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Author: Julia Ann

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F.
  • Grease a 2 1/2 quart or 9 x 13 casserole dish.
  • In a large sauce pan, heat the olive oil, add the minced garlic, cook until soft.
  • Add the blanched fresh or frozen collard greens, cook until tender, about 5 minutes.
  • Combine the milk, salt, pepper sauce into the flour, stir until smooth.
  • Add the milk mixture to the collard greens, stir until the sauce is creamy and thickened slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the corn and roasted red bell peppers, heat about 3 minutes
  • Remove from heat, stir in 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese until melted.
  • Arrange a layer of tortillas on the bottom of the casserole, cover with half of collard/corn mixture.
  • Add another layer of tortillas, cover with remainder of mixed vegetables.
  • Sprinkle top of casserole with remainder of the shredded cheese.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or casserole is hot and bubbling.

Notes

Recipe adapted from Fight Back With Food: Use Nutrition To Heal What Ails You, Readers Digest Association, Inc. cookbookinabox® in partnership with Netta Belle’s Choice®  bring you great recipes for your cooking experience. ©2007-2018 Netta Belle’s Choice® cookbookinabox® “Reg. U.S. Pat. & Trdmk.Off.” Reg. “Trade-marks Canadian Intellectual Property Office.”nettabelleschoice.com and cookbookinabox.com
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