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4-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Quesadilla Casserole

A delicious, easy and healthy chicken quesadilla casserole made with only 4 ingredients! This is something that's sure to please the whole family.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Quesadilla, Mexican Casserole, Quesadilla Casserole
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 261kcal
Author The Seasoned Mom


  • 2 cups diced cooked chicken (such as rotisserie chicken or leftovers from another meal)
  • 1 cup taco sauce or salsa
  • 1 cup 4 ounces 2% shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas I used LaTortilla Factory Low Carb Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Optional garnish: fresh cilantro sliced green onions, sliced olives, sliced tomatoes, diced avocado


  • Preheat oven to 350F (180C). Spray a 1 ½ -quart baking dish (or an 8-inch square dish) with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, toss together chicken, half of the taco sauce (about ½ cup) and half of the cheese (about ½ cup).
  • Place 2 of the tortillas in the bottom of the prepared dish, tearing them as necessary to cover the bottom (overlapping is fine).
  • Top with half of the chicken mixture and drizzle with ¼ cup of remaining taco sauce. Repeat layers one more time.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of cheese, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (until cheese melted and casserole is hot and bubbly).
  • Garnish with optional toppings!



Cooking for Two? The portions are small in this dish, so you might prefer to prepare the whole recipe and just enjoy a larger serving. In the alternative, you can use a smaller baking dish and cut the ingredients in half (just tear the tortillas to fit the size/shape of any dish that you are using).
Want to Prep Ahead? This is a great freezer meal to make in advance. Follow the recipe instructions through Step 4, then wrap tightly with plastic wrap and foil. Freeze for up to 3 months. When ready to bake, you can thaw in the refrigerator overnight and bake as instructed; OR you can bake the frozen casserole (just add about 15 minutes to the baking time, or cook until completely heated through).


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 1660mg | Potassium: 203mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 370IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 219mg | Iron: 1.9mg