Enchilada Casserole

Last weekend, I had prepared a spicy-cheesy layered enchilada casserole for dinner with the left over corn tortillas used for preparing mexican tacos. I was inspired by this mexican lasagna and a chicken gravy enchilada casserole recipe and made an amalgamation of sorts using mixed vegetables and left over chicken curry which were all pretty much tossed together to serve as a filling for the tortillas. A perfect kid pleaser, delicious and an ultimate comforting casserole.

You can modify the recipe to suit your family’s taste buds with endless combinations. These enchiladas filled with a flavorful combination of ingredients, layered with white sauce, a tangy homemade tomato salsa, finished with a generous sprinkling of grated cheese and baked, makes for a hearty dinner.

Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Prep & Cooking: 45 mts, baking: 40 mts

Serves: 4-5 persons

Cuisine: Tex-Mex



8 corn or flour tortillas roasted on both sides (I used corn tortillas)

1/4 cup thick buttermilk (whisked well)

1 cup home made salsa
1 cup white sauce

1/2 cup grated cheese

For filling:

1 cup chopped mixed vegetables (onions, carrots, beans, baby corn, capsicum, cabbage)

1 tomato chopped

1/4 cup boiled sweet corn

left over chicken curry (or cooked shredded boneless chicken) – optional

1 tbsp worchestershire sauce

3-4 tbsps coriander leaves or parsley finely chopped

dried red chilli flakes for seasoning

salt to taste

1 tbsp olive oil

For white sauce:

1 tbsp butter

1 tbsp maida

1 cup milk (at room temp)

1 tbsp grated cheese


pepper to taste

dried parsley (optional)

How to prepare corn tortillas or flour tortillas

1 Saute the mixed vegetables in olive oil for 2-3 mts. Next add the tomatoes, sweet corn, left over chicken curry (remove bones if any), worchestshire sauce, chopped parsley and combine well and cook for 2-3 mts. Season with salt and red chilli flakes or pepper. Turn off heat and cool. Filling is ready. Keep aside.
2 Prepare the white sauce. Heat a cooking vessel and on low flame, add the butter and let it melt. Add maida and keep stirring using a hand whisk over a low flame till well blended. Slowly add the milk, stirring continuously. Add cheese and parsley. Increase the heat to medium and continue to stir until you have a nice smooth consistency sauce. Once in a while, remove the vessel away from the heat for a few seconds and place it back while stirring. Season with salt and pepper.
3 Prepare the tortillas, roll them into small rotis, approx 5″ in diameter. Roast them on both sides, drizzle some olive oil and roast till brown specks appear.
4 Dip each roasted tortilla into the thick buttermilk till coated on both sides. Place about 2 heaped tbsps of the filling in the middle of each tortilla and fold into half and place it carefully fold side down in a wide shallow square shaped casserole. Repeat with rest of the tortillas and place them side by side as shown in the picture.

5 Now spread the white sauce over all the tortillas covering the entire casserole, followed by home made salsa and then sprinkle grated cheese all over. Seal with alumunium foil.
6 Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C for 30 mts or till the cheese melts. Bake uncovered without foil for another 10 mts. Let it stand for 10 mts and serve hot.

Tortillas with filling, topped with white sauce, salsa and grated cheese before baking


You can use any type of filling – vegetables or meat based and top with cheese.

Read about Tex-Mex favorites at All Recipes

Enchilada Casserole

  Prepare time:
 Serves: 2

 Main Ingredients:

  •  carrots
  •   beans


  • http://mykitchenhobbies.blogspot.com shanti

    sounds delicious……i love mexican food and i can get many recipes in ur site……r u a fan of mexican food? thanks for sharing.:-)

    I love trying out different cuisines and enjoy Mexican.:)

  • Padmalata

    I once tried Enchilada with veggies and kidney beans (not a cheese lover) and it was a hit…but yours must be tasting more fiery n cheesy because of chicken and cheese. Do you refer to any books or so for these recipes? juz curious….but its awesome!

    Padmalata, this casserole was inspired by and adapted from the two recipes mentioned in the beginning of the post.

  • http://orugallu.net/vinDu Mythili

    Hola Kipasi….What’s with the burst of mexican delights???? You are a rock star dude !!! Awesome creation!!!

  • http://www.talimpu.com anusharaji

    i watched lasagna prepared by bobby once.
    can i swap chicken with some curries?
    luv ur mexican fusion ๐Ÿ™‚

    Sure, Anusha, anything goes with fusion cooking.:)

  • Vinita

    Hi sailu,
    First time on your blog. I am just amazed that you prepare everything from scratch and make such delicious food recipes. I had no idea we get a taco maker. I live in texas and we are surrounded by tex mex cuisine so never thought of making so much at home except sometimes burritos.


  • http://annapoornaa.blogspot.com/ Shri

    Hey Sailu,

    Is that a delicious looking dish or what? Wish I could come over for a taste. Great job.

  • http://foodcourt.wordpress.com madhuli

    hey this is not fair…i think i am going to take a trip down to Vizag to enjoy all that lovely mexican food!all recipes are fabulous and a must try.thanks again and again and again….

  • http://neivedyam.blogspot.com/ Sharmi

    waw Sailu, that casserole looks so colorful and nice. this recipe is new to me. I have heard of Enchilada Casserole but never tried them till now. your version looks and sounds simple.

  • http://vegconcoctions.wordpress.com/ Hema

    Sailu, I love Mexican. Fajitas and Enchiladas. Never made them at home though. Will definitely revisit this post once I have the ingredients. Thanks!

  • http://vanishreerajamarthandan.blogspot.com/ Vanishree

    I like your blog very much.
    If you are interested in link exchange than please leave a comment on http://vanishreerajamarthandan.blogspot.com/
    Happy Blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  • swapna

    WOW sailu..
    u are becoming an expert in cooking mexican food.
    the casserole is looking great!!!

  • sujata

    super sailaja garu. ee site ni nenu regular ga choosthuntanu. mexican food ni indian style lo super ga explain chesaru

  • http://www.recipeofchoice.wordpress.com roopa

    wow fantastic! i love mexican food too! gotto to try soon

  • bee

    sailu, you are an artist. really.

  • http://hotandsweetbowl.blogspot.com/ Sukanya

    Ur Enchilada Casserole looks YUMMY…U have a nice blog……