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Easy Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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In celebration of the New Year, I hosted a small dinner party at our place a last week. While I love to cook, but cooking for a group can feel like a daunting task. I scanned Pinterest for inspiration and finally came up with the idea of making Enchiladas. My group of friends love Mexican food and a casserole is perfect for a dinner party – it feeds a lot of people and it’s time efficient. Everyone loved it and my husband loved it so much, I made it again for him. If you love Mexican food, be sure to try my below recipe – it’s so easy!

Ingredients:

  • Small Flour tortillas
  • 3 cups of Enchilada Sauce (I love using Las Palmas Mild Sauce)
  • 3 cups of Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 lb of Chicken (shredded)
  • Garlic Salt (or regular salt)
  • Black Pepper
  • Mrs. Dash Fiesta Lime seasoning
  • 1/3 cup of finely chopped yellow onion
  • Parsley (optional)
  • Sour cream (optional topping to enjoy enchilada’s with)

Enchilada recipe

Directions

  • Sprinkle chicken with garlic salt, black pepper and fiesta lime seasoning and cook in cooking oil over the stove for about 5 minutes on each side (don’t over cook, as it will dry out the chicken).
  • When chicken is cool, shred it with forks and set aside.
  • Preheat oven to 370 degrees.
  • In a baking pan (I had an 11×7, but you can use what you have), grease the bottom with cooking spray and add a bit of enchilada sauce to the bottom to avoid any sticking or burning.
  • Begin to layer casserole: Flour tortillas, 1/2 of the shredded chicken, half of the 1/3 of finely chopped onion, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, parsley and 1 1/2 cups of enchilada sauce. Use a spoon to evenly distribute the sauce and begin the next layer with the rest of the ingredients.
  • The recipe calls for two layers for an 11×7 pan, but you can make more depending on the size of your pan.
  • On your last layer, add more cheese on top.
  • Place in oven and cook for about 30 minutes.

 

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TIPS: Cut flour tortillas in halves to cover the edges. Flour tortillas work best, as corn tortillas break easily. I recommend serving casserole with some sour cream, refried beans, rice or a fresh salad.

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10 Comments

  • Reply charity

    Entertaining for a crowd can be a bit overwhelming but I think you nailed it with this recipe! My mouth is watering and will have to try…thanks for sharing 😉
    charity
    lifeafterbaseball.net

    01/08 at 7:31 am
  • Reply Red Reticule

    Perfect! I needed an easy and filling recipe like this one, thank you for sharing!
    http://redreticule.com

    01/08 at 11:07 am
  • Reply Kiki - According to Kiki

    Wouldn’t you know this is one of those Pinterest ideas I pin over and over and never do it. haha Writing it on my grocery list this time! (;

    01/08 at 11:34 am
  • Reply Vanessa

    Happy 2016, Vanessa! Love this dish you made for your NYE party! It looks so yummy! I will definitely try out your recipe!
    Happy Weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    01/08 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Vanessa @ Living in Steil

    I love enchiladas, and this casserole idea looks delicious. I usually make quesadillas because they are easy to prepare and you make them so many ways. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m definitely going to give these enchiladas a try!

    http://www.livinginsteil.com

    01/08 at 5:57 pm
  • Reply Tia Teilli

    yummmmmmi

    http://tiateilli.com/

    01/09 at 11:08 am
  • Reply Adaleta

    This looks absolutely incredible & I am seriously hungry now! adaatude.com

    01/10 at 7:33 pm
  • Reply Reagan

    Oh man these look so good! I am so hungry now! lol

    Reagan

    http://www.reaganinmyownworld.com

    01/11 at 12:11 pm
  • Reply Ashley

    How yummy! So glad this is easy, too- great for week nights!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

    01/12 at 10:48 am
  • Reply Zee

    Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to try it out!!
    http://www.glamourbyzee.com

    01/14 at 4:27 pm
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