10 Ways to Use Tortillas for Dinner Tonight

By Pie Squared
Created March 3, 2017
Turn the humble tortilla into a weeknight feast. MORE+ LESS-

They're the chameleon of the culinary world because tortillas switch into just about anything you want them to be. From the hearty base of a casserole to the crispy crust of a pizza and of course, filling out that tasty Mexican meal you've been craving. Grab that sack of tortillas that's been hanging out in your fridge and turn it into tonight's dinner in a snap with these easy-breezy recipes!

1. Healthified Chicken Tortilla Casserole

Everything you love about one-dish bakes, plus smart switch-outs that cut back on the less-healthy stuff. We're big fans of the creamy texture with cheesy topping in this casserole; make two and freeze one for another night's healthy feast.

2. Black Bean-Chorizo Soup in Tortilla Bowls

The fun starts with DIY tortilla bowls you crisp up in the oven; use a pre-made bean soup as your base for the hearty soup inside, and you've got a high-end dinner that's perfect for a low-energy night.

3. Creamy Slow-Cooker Chicken Tortillas

Toss a simple mix of staples into the slow cooker, and you've got a batch of creamy tortilla fillings. The secret: adding fresh cilantro as a topping makes everything taste like you fussed all day long.

4. Baked Chicken Taquitos with Green Chiles and Avocado Yogurt Dip

Got an itch for a little Tex-Mex and a rotisserie chicken just begging to be shredded? Here's the go-to recipe that uses your tortillas to create crunchy, heavenly texture filled with ai-caramba flavor.

5. Quick Chicken Quesadillas

The fast classic that comes together almost as fast as you can eat ’em. All it takes is a short list of ingredients and a half hour to mix, assemble and heat and you're in South-of-the-border heaven.

6. Easy Cheese Enchiladas

The gooey classic comfort food, made extra-easy by trimming the ingredient list down to the basics plus a pre-made sauce shortcut.

7. Mini Tortilla-Crust Pizzas

So fun for a party, and extra great for getting a little one to gobble up a big meal. Magical hack: the recipe uses a muffin tin to keep fillings where they belong.

8. Chicken-Chile Quesadillas

The Southwestern classic made extra-simple. Chopped chills add spice, hunks of green onion are fresh and zesty, and everyone's happy from bite numero uno.

9. Ham and Cheese Tortilla Roll-Ups

Pickle lovers, this one's for you. Make these roll-ups for a dinner in front of the TV or a lunch on the run, with an amazing flavor blend of citrus, vinegar and crunchy greens.

10. Skinny Slow-Cooker Beef Tortilla Casserole

True story: you can make a ground beef dinner that's actually got healthy in the mix. This slow-cooker recipe substitutes tenderness for sauce, so you won't miss the creamy (and fatty) ingredients in traditional casserole recipes.