Who doesn't love Mexican food? This super easy Taquito Enchilada Casserole Recipe has gone viral on TikTok, so I had to try it! Only 3 main ingredients - frozen flour taquitos, enchilada sauce, and cheese are all you need to make this delicious, yet simple dinner recipe! Once you try this you will never go back! This will become a family favorite, perfect for a busy weeknight, or lazy weekends where you don't want to be in the kitchen. Great recipes don't have to be labor-intensive!
- Frozen taquitos (beef or chicken)
- Canned enchilada sauce (or homemade)
- Cheese - Cheddar/Monterey Jack works best but use what you like
- Garnish with lime slices and chopped cilantro.
See the recipe card for quantities.
Only need two servings?
You can easily make this recipe for two servings in the recipe card with one click. I recommend making the recipe as written for four servings. Divide into 2 smaller baking dishes. Assemble and bake one, but freeze the other one unbaked and without the garnish. Cover it tightly with plastic wrap, then foil. Freeze. When ready to bake it, remove the foil and thaw the casserole. Once it has thawed, remove the plastic wrap and bake per recipe instructions. Add garnish and enjoy the dish your whole family will love. Make sure to tell the kids it started on TikTok!
Grate the cheese on the large opening of a box grater.
Pour half a can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9x13-inch casserole pan.
Arrange a single layer of taquitos in the baking dish on top of the sauce.
Pour the remainder of the sauce over the taquitos.
Top with grated cheese. Bake at 400 for 20-25 minutes until cheese is bubbly.
Slice the lime, and chop the cilantro. Set aside until the casserole is baked.
Remove from the oven, and top with lime slices and chopped cilantro. Serve piping hot.
- This dish works fine as a standalone dish but I have some suggestions to take it to the next level.
- These taquito enchiladas go perfectly with my Mexican restaurant inspired, Mexican Rice.
- Other ideas include serving alongside refried beans or black beans. More of my favorite toppings include:
- chopped red onions, sliced green onions,
- pickled jalapenos,
- canned green chilies,
- black olives.
- Any of your favorite taco toppings will work!
- You can use whatever flavor of frozen Taquitos you like, chicken taquitos, beef taquitos, or cheese taquitos.
- You can use cheddar/jack cheese or just cheddar cheese. You can also sprinkle a little Cotija cheese on top with the garnishes for a real Mexican touch.
- Use red enchilada sauce for beef taquitos casserole and green enchilada sauce for chicken taquitos casserole. Both will become one of your favorite recipes!
- Cheese grater
- Cooking Spray
Top tip for Taquitos Enchilada Casserole Recipe
Wholly or partially thawing the taquitos works best with this recipe. The dish will cook faster without over-browning the cheese layer. Take the taquitos out of the freezer and packaging and allow them to thaw for a few minutes before assembling the dish.
Looking for other Tex-Mex recipes like this? You might like these!
Taquitos Enchilada Casserole Recipe
- Non-stick spray
- Casserole dish
- cheese grater
- 18 count package frozen beef flour taquitos or chicken
- 8 ounce block of marble jack cheese
- 2 10 oz cans enchilada sauce
- 1 lime, sliced
- small bunch Cilantro, to taste
- Sour cream to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Shred the cheese.
- Pour ½ can of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x13 inch casserole pan.
- Arrange the taquitos in the baking dish in a single layer.
- Pour the remainder of the sauce over the taquitos, then sprinkle with cheese.
- Transfer to the oven, and bake for 20-25 minutes until the cheese is bubbly.
- Slice the lime, and chop the cilantro.
- Remove casserole from the oven, top with lime slices and chopped cilantro.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy!
Approximate nutrition information is provided as a convenience and courtesy only. You are encouraged to do your own calculations if precise data is required.
We take every effort to ensure that the estimated meal cost per serving is accurate. We use a meal cost analysis application that estimates the cost of a recipe based on groceries purchased at a Walmart store in my geographical area, northern California.