If I’m being 100% honest, this enchilada casserole recipe was created out of sheer laziness. I had envisioned making beautiful enchiladas in my favorite lime green baking dish and snapping some photos of them lined up perfectly in the pan.
And you know what happened? My first tortilla crumbled when I was rolling in the filling and I was too lazy to bother with the whole rolling thing after that. So I started layering the tortillas and filling to make what I’m calling an enchilada casserole.
Since I made this, I’ve realized that this sort of casserole is apparently a thing on Pinterest (I really am middle aged at heart, I’m telling you). So while I’m not the genius cook I thought I was, this enchilada casserole recipe is still incredibly flavorful and is definitely worth making.
Ready in 30 minutes, this dish is about as easy as it gets. Fry up the filling in a big pan, then stack all the ingredients in a casserole dish and bake until warmed through. It’s foolproof and you don’t have to worry about how it looks thanks to the layer of gooey cheese on top (you’re welcome).
If you make this dish, please tag me in your photos!