Mexican Enchilada Casserole8 Reviews
- Prep: 30 min
- Cook: 30 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“This casserole is especially good for those like myself that don't really care for canned enchilada sauce. It also freezes well and can be assembled, frozen, then baked later. Use 1/2 cup homemade taco seasoning if you have it; chili powder can be found online.” - by Semigourmet
Original recipe yields 6 servings
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Spray a 3-quart casserole dish with cooking spray.
- Combine tomato sauce with chili powder and 1/2 cup water or as desired in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to a simmer and stir to make a pourable sauce. Remove from heat and set enchilada sauce aside.
- Cook and stir ground turkey, onion, and 1 envelope of taco seasoning mix in a large skillet over medium heat, chopping turkey as you cook, until meat is crumbly and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Stir in 2/3 cup water and remaining envelope of taco seasoning mix and cook, stirring often, until moisture has evaporated from turkey mixture. Mix 1 cup of enchilada sauce into turkey mixture and remove skillet from heat.
- To layer the casserole, spread 8 tortilla halves into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, overlapping as necessary to fit. Toss sharp Cheddar cheese and Monterey Jack cheese together in a bowl and spread 1/4 of the cheese mixture over the tortillas in an even layer. Top with 1/3 the turkey mixture, 1/3 the lettuce, 1/3 the chopped tomatoes, and about 1/3 cup of the remaining sauce. Repeat layers twice more. Place 8 tortilla halves on top of the casserole and spread with remaining 1 1/4 cup shredded cheese mixture.
- Bake in the preheated oven until cheese on top of casserole is melted and browned, 20 to 30 minutes.
Amount Per Serving (6 total)
- 851 cal
- 47.8 g
- 51.4 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"A few steps to get this done. Not quick and easy but so very very good. I followed the recipe as written and served with rice. I think I will leave the lettuce and tomato out and serve them on the si..." See morede. I do not like cooked lettuce."
"This was really good, I left the lettuce and tomato out and used it to top our servings...." See more"
"Oh my goodness, this was so good! My son is allergic to a whole lot of things including milk, eggs, wheat, soy, rice, oats, beef, pork, and chicken. It's hard to find delicious meals we all can eat,..." See more but I made this last night with Daiya non-dairy cheese (a mix of their cheddar and pepper jack flavors) and it was FABULOUS. Even my dad, who is not a fan of most allergy-friendly meals, raved about it. I left out the lettuce and tomatoes like the other reviewers recommended. We will definitely be making this again."
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