Red Bean, Cheese, and Triple-Chile Casserole


Ready for a fully-loaded casserole recipe? Try this vegetarian red bean and cheese one-pan meal. Chili peppers pack a punch, so if you like spicy dishes, this is one for you!

Red Bean, Cheese, and Triple-Chile Casserole
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
6 cups


  • Nonstick cooking spray

  • 1 8 ounce carton sour cream

  • 2 tablespoon all-purpose flour

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces)

  • 2 4 ounce cans diced green chile peppers, drained

  • 1 cup finely chopped onion (1 large)

  • 1 fresh jalapeño chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 2 15 ounce cans red beans or pinto beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cup blue and/or white corn tortilla chips, crushed (1/2 cup)

  • Chopped tomatoes

  • Sliced fresh jalapeño chile peppers*


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 2-quart square baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a large bowl combine sour cream and flour. Stir in 1 cup of the cheese, the diced green chile peppers, onion, finely chopped jalapeño pepper, chipotle pepper, thyme, oregano, and black pepper. Gently stir in beans.

  2. Transfer bean mixture to the prepared baking dish. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, for 30 to 35 minutes or until bubbly.

  3. Before serving, top with tortilla chips, tomatoes, and sliced jalapeño peppers.


Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

336 Calories
18g Fat
30g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 336
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 10g 50%
Cholesterol 45mg 15%
Sodium 642mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g
Vitamin C 6.2mg 31%
Calcium 301mg 23%
Iron 2.4mg 13%
Potassium 471mg 10%
Folate, total 51.7mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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