A close-up photo of the finished enchilada casserole on a plate ready to serve.
Easy Enchilada Casserole
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins
 

A simple enchilada casserole made with two types of cheese, green chiles, and roasted tomatoes. A great recipe for your next Cinco De Mayo celebration.

Course: Dinner, Lunch, Main Dish
Cuisine: Tex Mex
Keyword: Enchilada Casserole
Servings: 5 Servings
Calories: 603 kcal
Author: John
Ingredients
Cheese Sauce
  • 8 Ounces Cream Cheese (cubed)
  • 8 Ounces Monterrey Jack or White Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
  • 16 Ounces Milk (whole)
Enchiladas
  • 15-20 Small Corn Tortillas (taco size)
  • 10 Ounce Can of Roasted Tomatoes and Chiles (similar to Rotel, drained)
  • 7 Ounce Can Roasted Green Chiles (drained)
  • 8 Ounces Cheddar Cheese (shredded)
Instructions
Cheese Sauce
  1. First, in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat add the milk and cream cheese.

  2. Next, let them both simmer until the cream cheese melts.

  3. Last, stir in the shredded cheese and keep stirring until the all the cheese melts to create a smooth, creamy cheese sauce. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Enchiladas
  1. First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and spread a few tablespoons of the cheese sauce on a 9x9 inch casserole dish.

  2. Next, begin layering the enchiladas starting with tortillas. Tear them into halves so even layers can be built. Then add the tomatoes, chiles, and shredded cheese.

  3. Then, pour more cheese sauce over the layer and repeat the process until the casserole dish is full. 

  4. Now, sprinkle any remaining shredded cheese on top, cover the dish with foil, and bake for 20-25 minutes. 

  5. Last, remove the aluminum foil and finish cooking the enchilada casserole uncovered for an additional 10-15 minutes. Serve the dish while it's hot.

Recipe Notes

*The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients. Actual calories may vary based on substitutions and garnishes. The enchilada casserole can be stored in your fridge for up to three days in a sealed container.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Enchilada Casserole
Amount Per Serving (8 ounces)
Calories 603 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 48g 74%
Saturated Fat 29g 145%
Cholesterol 154mg 51%
Sodium 994mg 41%
Potassium 316mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 13g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 7g
Protein 29g 58%
Vitamin A 38.8%
Vitamin C 17.7%
Calcium 83.5%
Iron 9.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.