Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


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You gotta love tortilla casseroles. They're so quick and easy and make great leftovers. I like spicy sausage and this goes perfect with the white beans. If you don't want this to be too spicy you can use milder sausage and less chili powder.


Low Sodium Sausage and White Bean Tortilla Casserole

Servings: 4 | Serving size: 1/4 casserole

Cooking Time: 45 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers.


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 6 ounces spicy sausage (minced)
  • 1 large onion (diced)
  • 1 rib celery (diced)
  • 1 medium green bell pepper (diced)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 15-ounce can no salt added white beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 8 corn taco shells
  • 2 ounces Monterey Jack cheese

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the sausage and cook for about 4 - 5 minutes until it begins to brown.

Add the onion and cook for about 2 minutes.

Add the celery and peppers. Cook for another 2 minutes.

Add the water, chili powder, cumin, oregano and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes stirring occasionally.

Line a 2 quart oblong Pyrex dish with aluminum foil. Spread half of the beans in the bottom of the dish. Top with 1/3 of the sausage mixture.

Place half of the taco shells on top and then spread the remaining beans on top of the taco shells.

Spread 1/3 of the sausage mixture on top and then the remaining taco shells on top and then the final 1/3 of the sausage mixture. Cover with foil and place in the oven.

Cook for 30 minutes. Uncover and spread the cheese on top. Bake, uncovered, for another 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/4 casserole

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 429 Calories from Fat 191
% Daily Value
Total Fat 21g 33%
    Saturated Fat 7g 36%
    Monounsaturated Fat 10g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 39mg 13%
Sodium 463mg 19%
Total Carbohydrates 41g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 41%
    Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 25%
Calcium 5% Iron 7%
Vitamin K 12 mcg Potassium 685 mg
Magnesium 90 mg