Triple cheese & chicken enchilada casserole

Claire Gallam

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There are few things better than a cheesy enchilada. Except maybe an enchilada casserole made with three cheeses, spices and chicken, right? This is the ultimate comfort food classic and will have your kids begging for seconds.

Triple cheese & chicken enchilada casserole

Chicken, cheese and salsa, what's not to love here? This gooey, oh-so-cheesy casserole takes everything you love in an enchilada and serves it up in a thick, hearty casserole. Not only is this amazing for kids and adults, it freezes well and makes fabulous leftovers. We're all about making lives easier (and cheesier).

Triple cheese & chicken enchilada casserole

Adapted from Taste of Home

Serves about 6

Triple cheese & chicken enchilada casserole

Ingredients: 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (5 ounce) can green chiles, drained
  • 1 cup chipotle salsa (with corn)
  • 1 (10 ounce) jar enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 tablespoon taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried cilantro
  • 6 small flour tortillas (super soft kind)
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup queso blanco cheese
  • Fresh cilantro for garnish
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions: 

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13-inch or 8 x 8-inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a 3- or 4-quart skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook until aromatic and softened, about 5 minutes. Mix in the chicken and cook until lightly browned, about 4 to 5 more minutes. Mix in the green chiles, chipotle salsa, enchilada sauce, taco seasoning and dried cilantro. Add salt and pepper.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and let simmer for about 8 minutes, or until fully cooked. Remove from heat.
  4. Layer 3 small tortillas on top of each other in the prepared baking dish. Top with half of the meat mixture. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with remaining 3 tortillas and the rest of the meat. Carefully spread the queso blanco over the meat sauce.
  5. Sprinkle the top with the mozzarella cheese. Bake for about 45 minutes, or until cheese is lightly browned and bubbly.
  6. Serve with fresh cilantro and enjoy.

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Claire Gallam
Claire is an aspiring nutritionist (and soon to be culinary student) with a serious addiction to bacon, wine, goat cheese and online shopping. She is recently married to a social media guru who loves *almost* everything she conjures up. In addition to writing for the Food section of SheKnows, she is a full-time recipe creator (and taste tester), a writer for FabulousFoods.com and a contributing writer for the Home and Gardening section of SheKnows. You can also follow her daily musings and find delicious healthy recipes on her food blog, The Realistic Nutritionist.