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Cheesy Enchilada Casserole

Easy Weeknight Dinner Idea: Cheese Enchilada Casserole

Need a dinner your family will love, but need it to be easy and quick? Try this cheesy enchilada casserole recipe for a weeknight dinner hit! It's affordable, fast, and easily creates the best left overs.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8


  • Instant Pot (optional)
  • Casserole Dish


  • 2 lbs marinated chicken or pork
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup grated cheese
  • 1/4 cup Salsa
  • 1 tbsp butter (enough to grease your pan)
  • 1/4 cup diced onions


  • Precook meat, either in the instant pot or by boiling on the stove (this can be done the night before to help save time if necessary)
  • Preheat oven to 350
  • Butter your casserole dish, and then layer corn tortillas across the bottom, making sure not to leave a gap
  • Layer shredded meat and onions, cover in a light layer of cheese, and about half the salsa
  • Layer the remaining tortillas over the top, making sure there are no gaps
  • Cover the casserole in the remaining salsa and cheese
  • Cover dish with foil or a glass lid and cook for approx 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and everything is warmed through
  • Remove cover and cook for another 5-10 minutes to let the top get lightly browned
  • Serve with your favorite toppings like sour cream, guacamole, chips, and salsa
Keyword casserole, clean eating, easy dinner ideas, family favorites, Healthy Carbs