Kings casserole

Every now and then I manage to catch an episode of The Pioneer Women. Then my attention gets caught by a delicious recipe and I painstakingly rewind and quickly write down the recipe and I repeat this process over and over again till I finally have the entire recipe.

I saw Ree making this recipe and I was intrigued, to have it made using cans of soup, broth and tortillas. I seriously had to try it out.

Of course my dad didn’t want it too dry, so I ensured that there was a nice amount of gravy for him, of course he complained when he dished up saying that there was soo much water.

To please his wimps, I popped it back into the oven to bake for supper and then he complained that there was no gravy when he had supper… his luck I didn’t tie him down and force him the entire casserole till he exploded into bits and pieces of casserole.

When he read the ingredients he kept mumbling that he has to eat soup and more soup, his so sick of soup. I didn’t say anything, I just let him moan and groan and then I got my pay back.

The past Sunday my dad was in Jozi and he went to eat at my cousins house for lunch, apparently he was super hungry seeing as all he ate was breakfast by me and they did not serve anything on the plane. So he was really looking forward to proper Authentic soup and when they dished up, he lost his appetite.   

For Sunday lunch my cousin’s wife made Italian soup. I found that so hilarious, that I could not stop laughing the rest of the night. He refused to eat lunch because he told them his not sick that he has to eat soup…. I am sorry but I found that soo funny, he complains left right and centre about my cooking especially when there is soup on the menu and here he flew soo many miles and he was served soup for Sunday lunch.

He kept watsapping me to tell me his missing home and what was I making for him when he got back home, but he didn’t want to mention the soup till he was in the car and on the way home.

To this day I can’t stop teasing him about Italian soup. I did ask him what it looked like and he was busy making himself narr and telling me he didn’t even look at it, he just heard them mention it and he refused to eat it. He is soo funny at times, because I know how he can go on when I make him eat paneer, I can just imagine how he went on there. I am sure they were more than happy to drop him off 3 hours before his flight back home.

My personal opinion, I loved the casserole and all the melty gooey cheese… just what my tummy wanted.


  • 1 x can cream of chicken soup.
  • 1 x can cream of mushroom soup.
  • 1 x can diced tomatoes.
  • 2 x tbsp. chilli powder.
  • ½ x tsp cumin powder.
  • ½ x tsp salt.
  • 1.2 x tsp black pepper.
  • 2 x cups chicken broth.
  • 16 x corn tortillas, torn into pieces.
  • 1 x onion, finely chopped.
  • 1 x red pepper, deseeded and cubed.
  • 1 x yellow pepper, deseeded and cubed.
  • 1 x jalapeno, chopped.
  • 1 x roasted chicken, shredded.
  • 3 x cups grated cheddar cheese.


  • In a jug, whisk together the 2 cans of soup and diced tomatoes.
  • Whisk in the chilli powder, cumin powder, salt, black pepper and chicken broth and set aside.
  • Grease and oven proof dish.
  • Layer the tortillas.
  • Add the chicken.
  • Layer on the chopped onions, peppers and jalapeno.
  • Pour over the contents of the jug.
  • Finally add the cheese.
  • Cover with foil and pop into a preheated oven.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 45 minutes.
  • Remove the foil and bake for 15 minutes or until the cheese is all bubbly and brown.

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