Monday, December 21, 2009

Chicken Tortilla Casserole & Giveaway

That’s right…a GIVEAWAY!  I’m so excited, but before I get to that, I have a recipe to share…be sure to keep reading after the recipe though, ok?
So, I’m on the email list for Eat Better America and I love their recipes.  They take some recipes for delicious, comfort food and “healthify” them to make them a little more figure friendly!  About a month ago, my parents, grandma and auntie came up to visit and I thought this casserole would be a great option for dinner.  As I suspected, it did not disappoint!
This casserole comes together very quickly and before you know it, you can pop it into the oven.  The only modifications that I made was I substituted a can of Rotel Diced Tomatoes with Chilies, for the large tomato and I added a few extra tortillas to the top, for some crunch.  This dish is creamy, flavorful and cheesy!  You’d never know it was “healthified.”  I highly recommend this delicious meal.
Hot, out of the oven!
“Healthified” Chicken Tortilla Casserole
  • 1 can (10 3/4 oz) 98% fat free condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) chopped green chiles
  • 1 container (8 oz) fat-free sour cream
  • 1/2 cup fat-free (skim) milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 8 yellow corn tortillas (6 or 7 inch), torn into bite-size pieces
  • 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 large tomato, chopped (1 cup)
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese or Mexican cheese blend (6 oz)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In large bowl, mix soup, chiles, sour cream, milk, chili powder and cumin until blended.
  3. Stir in chicken, tortillas and bell pepper. Stir in tomato and 1 cup of the cheese. Spoon and spread mixture in baking dish.
  4. Cover with foil. Bake 40 minutes.
  5. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Bake uncovered 5 to 10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbly. Let stand 5 minutes.
Alright…now let’s talk about my GIVEAWAY!!  Are you by chance looking for some new cookware?  Maybe some Rachel Ray cookware, for example?  Well, if you are, you should definitely check out because the super-cool people there contacted me about hosting a GIVEAWAY!  I’m stoked since this is my first GIVEAWAY that I’ve been contacted about.  Does this mean that I’ve “made it” in the blog world??  “Oh, you like me!  You really like me!”  Anyways, back on track…what am I giving away? 
This lovely apron and these magnetic measuring spoons:
 Flower Pot Women's Bib Style Apron Progressive International Magnetic Spoons - GT-3470
Cute, huh?!  I’ll be randomly selecting one lucky reader to win these two items.  You can enter up to 2 times by Saturday, December 26th at 11am AZ (PST) time and here’s how you enter:
1. Leave a comment telling me what you’d cook/bake while wearing this apron and using these spoons (if you don’t have a blog profile, be sure to include your email address, so that I have a way to contact you).
2. Tweet the following: “@saraboff from Sara’s Sweets is having a giveaway and I want to win!,” then, leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.
That’s it!  Good luck!


  1. Neat giveaway and congratulations! :)

    I'd make anything and everything! But probably most frequently breakfast burritos because my boyfriend requests them so often!

  2. ok first of all this caserole looks amazing! Secondly, I was shopping with my sister yesterday and we realized I dont own a single apron. So I think this one just screams I should be making super girly cupcakes!

  3. super cute giveaway! i'd bake lots of cookies and brownies in that snazzy lookin' apron.

  4. the question is-what wouldn't i cook/bake in that apron? ADORABLE!

    thanks for the giveaway and that casserole looks awesome!

  5. I love baking cookies and I have powdered sugar that need to go on them and well lets say that sometimes (most of the time) the sugar ends up on me. This would be great to cut that out.

  6. oo i would make some PB cookies!
    your casserole looks AWESOME :)

  7. I would bake a cake! Maybe a 2 or 3 layer cake, because this apron would definitely motivate me to bake! Too cute!

  8. I would make some banana bread. That is such a cute apron! Thanks!

    sphinxcw at aol dot com

  9. The casserole looks so good! Just my kind of delicious comfort food. The apron is adorable! I would make this casserole or something similar!

  10. That apron would accompany on my 2010 find feet. Macaron feet. The spoons? Loving measure all the little spice blends I need to jazz the feet and fillings up....Yum

  11. I am so definitely trying the casserole, it looks so good! I love the colorful apron, and I love and NEED new measuring spoons. I am going to try to make tamales like my sister in law... and these would be great for measuring out the spices since I am such a newbie! Plus of course, we love to bake cookies and they would be used to make my fave versions of no bake cookies, Tollhouse chocolate chunk and even white chocolate macadamia nut cookies... And the apron definitely helps me keep it stylish in the kitchen!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  12. tweeted

    happy holidays to you!

    micaela6955 at msn dot com

  13. just stumbled upon your blog. I LOVE it!!! That casserole is right up my alley. yum! Hope you have a great holiday :)

  14. Since I ruined all of our desserts for Christmas, maybe it was because I don't have an apron. Pick me!!

  15. Hay I'am a guy and do alot of cooking the Tea-spoons would come in handy when making all of my bakeing recipes.The apron looks great maybe my wife would wear it in the kitchen when I bake something to inspire me. Keep bloging those recipes thay are great thanks.

  16. Hi Sara, I would definitely use these teaspoons because I homeschool both of my girls and we do a lot of baking. They would be great in teaching fractions and also teaching my girls about cooking and how to be good cooks, wives (someday) and how to convert stuff in the kitchen when cooking or baking. I think that we would make cookies, cupcakes, cakes and some speciality desserts like the layered cakes from the betty crocker inside each other cake maker. Anyway, I love the blogs and want you to teach me how to make one for our family. I hope that we can come and visit soon. I also love this apron and would definitely need it because of the whole cooking thing with a 2.5 & 5 year old....things can get messy!!! Thanks for this opportunity and good luck to everyone!

  17. What A Cute cute blog! That casserole looks delicious!

    I just wanted to say Hi and Merry Christmas! I got a new apron from a good friend recently, so I'll let someone else win this cute one!

  18. Great job Sara! You HAVE made it to the big time!!

    I'd wear the apron and use the spoons anytime I cook, but I'd love to make my husband some peanut butter cookies, his favorite!

    I'm going to tweet right now!


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