Easy Tortilla Pie

Easy Tortilla Pie

Whole wheat tortillas become soft as butter when baked in this easy sauce full of healthy peppers and beans. Make it spicy or mild based on your salsa and peppers. Don’t like things spicy? Use only bell peppers (no jalapeño) and mild salsa. Like it hot? Use spicy salsa and jalapeño or super hot habanero peppers. Then top with cool sour cream. Yum! - Jenny Jones

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Easy Tortilla Pie


  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped bell peppers (red, yellow & green)
  • 1/2 cup chopped jalapeño pepper

  • two 15 oz. cans beans, drained (I use black & cannellini)
  • 1 cup thick bottled salsa

  • 6 oz. (1 1/2 cups) reduced fat cheese, hand shredded (I mix Jack & cheddar)
  • six 8-inch whole wheat tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 400° F.
  2. Shred cheese by hand. Pre-shredded will not melt well.
  3. Grease an 8-inch round baking dish with tall sides or a pie pan.
  4. In a large pan over medium-high heat, cook and stir onion, garlic & peppers in hot oil for 3 minutes until softened.
  5. Add beans & salsa and cook for 2 minutes just to blend flavors.
  6. Layer in this order: 1 tortilla + 3/4 cup hot bean mixture + 1/4 cup cheese. Repeat, ending with beans & cheese.
  7. Cover with a lid or foil and bake for 20 minutes.
  8. Optional: Serve with sour cream and/or garnish with green onion.

Notes: For more on this recipe in my blog click here.

13 Comments on "Easy Tortilla Pie"

  1. Jami

    Hi Jenny! I’ll add my name to the loooong list of people who so appreciate your recipes and easy-to-navigate website. Thank you!
    You have mentioned whole wheat tortillas in a few places, but is there a recipe for making them?

  2. Franny D

    This is one of my favourite go to recipes. Love that it’s adaptable to what you have on hand. Today I only have a half cup of salsa so I’m adding Rotel tomatoes. Using a mix of peppers and mushrooms. I have some cheddar and Gouda. Cutting my larger tortillas to fit the pan. It always turns out delicious.
    Thanks Jenny

  3. Carol M.

    No question just wanted to say how much I love you cooking video’s. Now that my husband and I are old it’s nice to see you can still have good food with out all that trouble fat in it. We’re both trying to lose weight so am going to be using your recipes a lot. Keep up the wonderful videos your the best. ?????? : Carol M

  4. JB

    Can you substitute salsa for anything else. I don’t do anything tomato?

  5. Gina

    I’ll be making this for my vegan son today with vegan cheese, thank you.
    I do want to express my gratitude for your website, easy to navigate. Too many recipe sites elevate my blood pressure with pages full of their life stories with ads, clicking “jump to recipe” only crashes my ipad, thanks again!

  6. Melanie

    This is one of my favorite recipes. So easy to make & so flavorful. Very filling. ( I don’t add the jalapeno pepper)

  7. Jenny

    Healthy and very tasty! Thank you!

  8. JS

    Very delicious! For some reason, it tastes even better the next day!

  9. Ewa

    Very, very good. I made it for dinner today and everybody liked it. I made it with medium salsa. . Quick, easy, healthy and tasty. Thank you for the recipe.

  10. Camie

    Hi Jenny, I think this recipe sounds so tempting I can’t wait to try it and share with my daughter who has a meatless meal one night every week. I happily share your website with all my friends. Love to watch you cook!

  11. Rebecca

    This tortilla pie recipe sounds deliscious! Can’t wait to make it! I have all the ingredients on hand but tortillas…..need to keep some in the freezer so I will be able to make this at any time!

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