Tortilla casserole from lhj

Yield: 6 Servings

Measure Ingredient
\N \N Vegetable cooking spray
2 teaspoons Vegetable oil; divided
1 \N Red pepper; diced
1 \N Green pepper; diced
15 ounces Part-skim ricotta cheese
2 larges Eggs; lightly beaten
2 larges Egg whites; lightly beaten
1 tablespoon Pickled jalapeƱo chile; chopped
1 cup Chopped onions
½ cup Frozen corn; thawed
1 teaspoon Minced garlic
2 tablespoons Flour
1 can Evaporated skim milk; (12 oz.)
1 teaspoon Salt
¼ teaspoon Freshly ground pepper
6 \N Corn tortillas; cut in half and sliced into 1/4-inch strips
\N \N Prepared salsa; optional

1. Heat oven to 350øF. Lightly coat a 1½- or 2-quart casserole with vegetable cooking spray. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and cook 4 to 5 minutes until softened.

Transfer to large bowl. Stir in ricotta cheese, eggs, egg whites and jalapeño.

2. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil, onions, corn and garlic to same skillet; cook 4 to 5 minutes over medium heat, until onions are softened. Stir in flour; cook 1 minute. Add milk, salt and pepper; cook, stirring, 3 minutes, until thickened. Stir milk mixture into ricotta mixture until well blended.

3. Spread half the tortilla strips over bottom of prepared casserole. Top with half the ricotta mixture; repeat layering with remaining strips and filling. Bake 40 minutes, until lightly browned and firm in center.

Serve with salsa, if desired.

PER SERVING Calories 290 Total Fat 10 g Saturated Fat 4½ g Cholesterol 95 mg Sodium 631 mg Carbohydrates 32 g Protein 19 g Notes: This savory, satisfying one-dish meal made with sweet peppers, corn and pickled jalapeño chile is loaded with flavor. But the biggest nutritional boost comes from the evaporated skim milk and ricotta, which supply nearly half of the recommended daily dose of calcium for women.

Prep time: 35 minutes Baking time: 40 minutes Degree of difficulty: Easy Low-calorie

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