Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

I love a good Mexican dish, but this Green Chile Enchilada Casserole wins all. It is so easy to throw together and tastes absolutely amazing.

We tried this recipe the other day and ABSOLUTELY loved it. It was so easy, plus we really had every single ingredient on-hand, in our pantry. I didn’t even have to go to the store to buy groceries for it.

We’re big fans of anything with green chile sauce – so this was a BIG hit at our house.

It takes just a few minutes to throw together, and while it’s baking you have time to throw together a side dish or clean up the kitchen (that’s my kind of recipe).

My husband is not a huge Mexican food lover, but this recipe was gobbled up in just minutes. It will not disappoint, even the pickiest eaters.

could i make this ahead of time and freeze it?

For this recipe, we recommend making, heating and eating it right away. However, you could make it and freeze it, then bake it later, but the tortillas will be a little on the soggy side.

We recommend covering it with foil and saran wrap as well, if you plan to freeze it. To bake it, you will want to increase the baking time by about 10 minutes.

how could i make this dish more spicy?

I am a total wimp with it comes to spicy food, however, my husband loves his food with a bit of a kick.

If you are looking to turn up the heat with this recipe, we recommend using a hot version of chile’s rather than a mild, adding some jalapeños, and using a hot enchilada sauce.

If you are like me, and don’t love hot food, stick to the mild options of this recipe. You could also use a cheddar cheese or provolone in place of the pepper jack, if you really don’t love the spicy food.

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Serves: 8

Green Chile Enchilada Casserole

This is a personal favorite because it's so easy to throw together! It's a great dish when you don't have a lot of time (and there's not a lot of ingredients!).

15 minPrep Time

45 minCook Time

1 hrTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 9 10-inch white flour tortillas (you can use corn if you like)
  • 1 28-oz can green enchilada sauce
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 8-oz container sour cream

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 8x11" baking dish.
  2. Pour 1/4 of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of the baking dish.
  3. Rip up 3 tortillas and cover the enchilada sauce layer. Top with half the chicken, 2/3 cup of cheese, 1/2 cup sour cream, and another fourth of the enchilada sauce. Repeat.
  4. Top the last layer of tortillas with the last of the enchilada sauce and the last 2/3 cup of cheese.
  5. Cover and bake for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Notes

I like it best served with a little extra sour cream, tomatoes, and cilantro.

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11 Responses to “Green Chile Enchilada Casserole”

  1. Tom Stuart
    First thing on the list, 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded. I am not an experienced cook. Should the chicken be fried, baked, or some other form I'm not aware of. Just looking for the best way to do this. Thanks, Tom
    • Hi Tom, you can really cook your chicken any way you would like. We often boil our chicken breasts in water for about 25 minutes or until cooked through. If you are really crunched for time you can also use a rotisserie chicken and shred it.

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