Tortilla Pie

Tortilla Pie


Tortilla pie is a classic dish that my mom made for us all the time growing up. It is very delicious and so simple and easy to make.

Start out with a fun 9-inch pie dish like this one:


Then preheat the oven to 400°F. I sprayed my pie dish with some cooking spray to prevent sticking, wiping the dish with a paper towel to make the spray less thick and concentrated.

Then I poured the can of beans into a strainer so I could rinse them off and mix them with the corn.


Time for assembly! Start out with a tortilla in the bottom of the dish. Mine are green because I used spinach flour tortillas from Trader Joe’s but you can use whichever kind you prefer. Spread on about 1/3 cup of salsa.


Note: I haven’t tried this, but for all the experimenters out there, I think this could be even more delicious if a fresh salsa was used. I think I’ll try that next time!

After the salsa, add a few spoonfuls of the corn and bean mixture.


Sprinkle on about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.


Finally top with another tortilla. Continue this pattern – tortilla, salsa, corn and beans, and cheese – for the next two layers. Then top it all with the fourth tortilla.


Cover the dish with aluminum foil and bake for about 30 minutes at 400°F.

See the full recipe below.

Tortilla Pie



  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 1 can whole kernel corn
  • 1 can black beans
  • 1 cup of salsa
  • 1 & 1/2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • cooking spray


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spray a 9-inch pie dish with cooking spray and then wipe it with a paper towel to evenly cover the pan with a thin layer.
  3. Open the can of black beans, pour into a strainer, and rinse in cold water.
  4. In the strainer or a separate bowl, mix together beans and corn.
  5. Lay one tortilla in the bottom of the pan and cover in a thin layer of salsa, about 1/3 cup. Then top with a few spoonfuls of the bean and corn mixture, and finally sprinkle on about 1/2 cup of shredded cheese.
  6. Repeat step 5 for the next two tortillas. Be sure to spread the salsa, corn, and beans to the edges of the tortillas to prevent the edges from sagging.
  7. Place the final tortilla on top and cover the pan with aluminum foil.
  8. Bake at 400°F for about 30 minutes or until heated through.
  9. Serve with rice if desired. Enjoy!

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