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Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Enchilada Casserole Recipe

I get great reviews every time I serve this—even from my father, who usually doesn't like Mexican food. It smells delicious while baking. —Nancy VanderVeer, Knoxville, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 1 pound ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inch)
  • 2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 4 cups (16 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large skillet, cook ground beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in enchilada sauce and salsa; set aside.
  • 2. Place two tortillas, overlapping as necessary, in the bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Cover with one-third of the meat mixture; top with 1 cup corn; sprinkle with 1-1/3 cups cheese. Repeat layers once, then top with remaining tortillas, meat and cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 30 minutes or until bubbly. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Recipe Note

Test Kitchen Tips

  • If you like authentic Mexican flavor, corn tortillas will sub in seamlessly.
  • This recipe was made for mix-ins. We especially love to layer in black beans and corn for a nutritious boost.
  • Nutritional Facts

    1 cup: 418 calories, 17g fat (9g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 918mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 28g protein.

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    Betty User ID: 9233143 271538
    Reviewed Aug. 9, 2017

    "I make enchiladas often because my family loves it.however my family don't eat ground beef and in this recipe I use seasoned shredded chicken instead. a can of diced tomatoes one can of corn spread throughout three layers.cheese and sour cream when done .taste great!I quick and easy recipe besides boiling the chicken which took the longest."

    karenvk User ID: 5079734 269957
    Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

    "Excellent recipe and so easy! I wasn't sure about the 4 cups of cheese but went ahead and used it all at my husbands insistence. We were not disappointed. I think the reviewer who had the idea of adding zucchini is a great idea. We have fresh zucchini starting and love the light peppery taste of small zucchinis. Next time I will chop some up to layer in. Before serving we also added extra salsa, chips, and sour cream. This recipe is a Keeper!"

    GigiMarieMeme User ID: 7494410 267431
    Reviewed May. 29, 2017

    "This was so easy and very good. This calls for ingredients I usually have on hand, and its cheesiness makes it old-fashioned comfort food. We love vegetables, so I'm going to add fresh spinach between the layers next time, or zucchini slices when our garden takes off. I don't understand the reviewer who commented that the corn was too much. I followed the recipe exactly and there was just a light sprinkling of corn that was not overpowering in any way."

    justkathere User ID: 8870035 263220
    Reviewed Mar. 8, 2017

    "My ex-mother-in-law made a casserole similar to this one. She usually made it in 2 smaller casserole dishes - one mild and the other one would blow your doors off but she never had corn in it. Thanks for sharing the recipe."

    veggiemama User ID: 4640590 263183
    Reviewed Mar. 7, 2017

    "I made this vegetarian by using Morningstar Farms veggie crumbles. Delicious! It's a keeper!"

    Sambur38 User ID: 8818748 256909
    Reviewed Nov. 17, 2016

    "Kids thought it was ok, I didn't like it. Not much flavor, Tortillas are soggy and difficult to cut. Will stick with regular enchiladas"

    Mamanamasta User ID: 7561151 255845
    Reviewed Oct. 23, 2016

    "This was pretty excellent except for the corn, it was just too much. I followed the recipe exactly. I used fire roasted corn from the frozen section at Whole Foods. I would reduce the amount of corn next time."

    tiffanykorn User ID: 6174400 255547
    Reviewed Oct. 17, 2016

    "Delicious and easy recipe that pleases a crowd. Made four of these for a big work lunch and it was a big hit with the whole team. Delivers good flavor without a bunch of time. Made them early and froze them until the day of."

    lmludo User ID: 3151699 253510
    Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

    "Great casserole! My kids requested enchiladas but these were a time saving alternative. Everyone liked them!"

    rllewis7 User ID: 7124309 250539
    Reviewed Jul. 17, 2016

    "Great recipe for a quick and easy weeknight meal! I love the flexibility of this casserole, as you can add or subtract ingredients based on your family's tastes. I added green chiles and black beans to mine."

    Barbarahl User ID: 8817184 249554
    Reviewed Jun. 18, 2016

    "This tasted great the first time I ate it. It doesn't reheat well at all, unless you like soggy tortillas. As long as you don't care about leftovers recipe taste great."

    MsGwen413 User ID: 8879732 249515
    Reviewed Jun. 17, 2016

    "Great starter recipe. I made it a second time and added taco seasoning, diced chilies and a can of Ro-tel along with the enchilada sauce to the beef mixture and let it simmer. When I put it together, I added a can of drained and rinsed black beans and Mexican corn over the beef mixture. Made a great recipe even better. This recipe is so versatile and can be easily altered to individual tastes and preferences."

    Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 246881
    Reviewed Apr. 10, 2016

    "easy to make and tastes great. The only change I made was the addition of green chiles to the meat mixture. I think this recipe can be flexible, so next time I may add some refried beans. Thanks for such a good recipe."

    mmhgerta User ID: 8799221 245195
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2016

    "Very easy & simple recipe to assemble. I used ground chicken instead of beef & substituted corn tortillas for the tortillas. Just as good the second time around!"

    Jwc247 User ID: 8766069 243591
    Reviewed Feb. 10, 2016

    "This was delicious! I substituted black beans for the corn, added a small can of diced green chilies, and added a little extra salsa! Yum!!"

    dzickuhr User ID: 8680782 241366
    Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

    "This was a good casserole. One of the best taco casseroles I have had. easy to make. Although I did not add salsa this time I may try it next time. When warming up leftovers it was just as good as the first time. Thanks!"

    wyzgirl514 User ID: 1806395 237820
    Reviewed Nov. 21, 2015 Edited Nov. 23, 2015

    "My husband and I loved this recipe! I added a can of refried beans and a green pepper to it for some fiber and a green veggie. My husband said he thinks it could use more spice to it, so I will probably add a can of green chilies to it next time. It was easy to make and that's a big plus. Thanks for the great recipe!"

    dawnrosanne User ID: 1014810 237423
    Reviewed Nov. 15, 2015

    "Yummy! The taste was great. To boost up the nutritional factor, I added in a green bell pepper and a can of black beans. This was a great and easy dinner!"

    Srjr111 User ID: 8162463 235926
    Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

    "This is good but I always use corn tortillas for enchiladas. It also helps the bottom not get gooey from the soft flour. I also dip tortillas in sauce when stacking then add a little bit to each layer so it's not so overwhelming with sauce flavor. Finish it off with cheese & bake until melted. YUM!"

    sweetbrad User ID: 8421195 228180
    Reviewed Jun. 19, 2015

    "Also to top it with corn meal mixed with water -so good!"

    mandagail715 User ID: 8406835 227624
    Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

    "This is a fantastic recipe. I made it for my parents and we all absolutely loved it. I did add a few things though. I diced up a green bell pepper and added jalapenos. I will definitely be making this again!!!"

    SylCan User ID: 5687484 219782
    Reviewed Feb. 5, 2015

    "Great recipe but I can't leave it alone - got to add to it. Changed the tortillas to corn, added a small can of green chiles, and a small bell pepper, diced. I also make two 8x8 pans, one to eat and one to freeze. Overall a great recipe!!!"

    Cissiet User ID: 8230075 218863
    Reviewed Jan. 26, 2015

    ""I used a dozen of fresh green chilis hot and layered them in. I also used 1 cup of Spanish rice and layered it in but do not top with rice or else it will get to hard. You can use corn tortillas instead of the flour. Make sure to brown the flour tortillas to help them from getting too soggy."

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    Goodeats73 User ID: 8208316 217585
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

    "I make this all the time so good!!! I as well play around with using different cheese and I add black beans as well :-)..... Top with sour cream green onions and hot sauce"

    thebigapple User ID: 8031442 217558
    Reviewed Jan. 11, 2015

    "Delicious and very easy to make. A definite winner."

    Digalin User ID: 8118423 44479
    Reviewed Nov. 23, 2014

    "Excellent - what a nice change !! I used Five Cheese Mexican Blend

    Very tasty and a keeper.."

    bchikygrl15 User ID: 8094987 14010
    Reviewed Nov. 13, 2014

    "This was very tasty and flavorful. I felt like it had way too much cheese, but my husband disagreed. I did make some additions. I sauteed an onion and a chopped up jalapeno with the meat. Added black beans to each layer and topped it with scallions and sour cream at serving. DELICIOUS!"

    cmorris532008 User ID: 5996074 19758
    Reviewed Aug. 5, 2014

    "My boyfriend thought that the tortillas were a little soggy but he had never had an enchilada casserole before. We both thought that it tasted wonderful."

    sdurham User ID: 1498847 43308
    Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

    "Excellent! I have made enchiladas for years. This is so much easier and just as good!"

    doreensanzone User ID: 1270959 46959
    Reviewed Apr. 22, 2014

    "I added more meat, and used a 9x9 pan, so my casserole was thick and full. This was easy to prepare. My husband enjoyed it very much., I would think it would be very flat or very sparse if you made it as written."

    whyzgrl User ID: 7616441 18606
    Reviewed Jan. 20, 2014

    "I didn't have enough meat so I just made two layers, using less than the 16 oz of cheese, and it tasted just as good. To make it slightly healthier, I used reduced fat cheese and 93% lean beef and my boyfriend who is not about healthy eating never noticed my revisions and he asked me to make it again!"

    50curtisCentjackson User ID: 7421455 44281
    Reviewed Sep. 26, 2013

    "Having this for dinner tonight.... Am excited.. My mouth is watering, and my husband Greg is helping me..."

    Duchess502 User ID: 240021 40437
    Reviewed Aug. 27, 2013

    "My household called this a HOMERUN!!!!! Will definately make this often. Pot luck fare as well."

    kyzzed User ID: 7231167 18210
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

    "My family liked it. I used a second can of enchilada sauce and dipped my tortillas in it before I layered them and I also mixed black beans in with the corn."

    kyzzed User ID: 7231167 73880
    Reviewed Apr. 17, 2013

    "My family liked it. I used a second can of enchilada sauce and dipped my tortillas in it before I layered them and I also mixed black beans in with the corn."

    Rednekbakr User ID: 6096425 16629
    Reviewed Mar. 9, 2013

    "REALLY GREAT! I use 2.5lbs of mea, 3 cans enchilada sauce, whole jar salsa, & added black beans, also top with sour cream. Whole family enjoyed even my picky eater wanted thirds. Fun recipe to play with easy to make. Definitely will make again."

    blainecfields User ID: 7090818 39591
    Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

    "It's good. I always leave out the corn and add black olives and onions. I used different cheeses as well."

    Lkbjd User ID: 6933377 19739
    Reviewed Oct. 22, 2012

    "This was very good. I didn't use the corn though. Also I used more meat. Will definitely make again"

    MomHasARebel User ID: 6855289 44478
    Reviewed Sep. 10, 2012

    "I liked it and 2 of 3 kids liked it. My picky eater hated it and the hubby hates corn so he didn't eat much. STILL GOOD!"

    dzz1qy User ID: 6636475 44476
    Reviewed Sep. 3, 2012

    "Good and easy. I would add more sauce next time"

    ritasistos User ID: 3451730 39587
    Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

    "Really good. Everyone loved it, easy to make just substituted corn tortilla's for the flour"

    bjaynejb User ID: 3362536 73874
    Reviewed Mar. 3, 2012

    "quick, easy and my teen boys liked it. An easy recipe for my 21 year old son to make. He asked to take the recipe back to college with him."

    hilary7316 User ID: 4740999 46958
    Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

    "I needed more filling! Not enough time I will add more but it was very yummy!"

    az_heat User ID: 6429318 73873
    Reviewed Dec. 29, 2011

    "D wait for it... licious"

    pinkiepie User ID: 5517629 44474
    Reviewed Oct. 8, 2011

    "We did not like this it just was not all that great all around. There was not enough filling to layer top and bottom so I put in the middle and just put a ton of cheese on the top. My husband asked me not to make this any more."

    julieinduvall User ID: 5821214 18209
    Reviewed Sep. 19, 2011

    "We've made this casserole probably fifteen times since I saw it. It's easy. It's delicious. We experiment with the ingredients. We've added sliced black olives, diced tomatoes, diced onion, and we're continuing to experiment. It's delicious!"

    deltatoolgirl User ID: 1215550 14007
    Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

    "This was easy an easy recipe. I added a can of black beans to the meat mixture and it was great!"

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