I love me some Mexican food, and I think I have rubbed off a little on my family. This enchilada casserole dinner recipe makes dinner time super easy, and it tastes great!
This layered enchilada recipe is the best!
Enchiladas are one of my favorites, but I don’t always have enough time to make them at home. How do you combine enchiladas with convenience? In a casserole dish! As a Canbassador with Cans Get You Cooking, I am sharing different tips, ideas, and recipes to get cooking with canned foods. I am able to simplify meal prep and cook times by using canned corn, black beans, and enchilada sauce to make quick and easy turkey enchilada casserole for the whole family! In just 45 minutes, which is 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of baking time, a piping hot dinner will be served.
This meal is something I have been making for years. It is healthy, tasty, mostly hands-off and it never fails the budget! Here’s how to make it:
Turkey Enchilada Casserole Dinner Recipe
- 1 lb. ground turkey
- 2 cups enchilada sauce (mild or hot, pick your flavor!)
- 1 – 15.5oz. can Goya black beans
- 1 – 15.5 oz. can Del Monte corn
- 2 cup cilantro, diced
- 1 small onion, diced
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 12 – 6″ corn tortillas
- diced green onions
- sour cream
Prep the enchilada casserole: 10 min
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees. Brown your ground turkey and season with your favorite mix of spices. I use the McCormick Taco Seasoning Mix packet, it has great flavor! Combine ground turkey, 1 cup enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, cilantro, onion, and 1/2 cup cheddar cheese in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
Layer the ingredients: 5 min.
Lightly grease a casserole dish or 9 x 13 in a baking dish, I use an olive oil spray. Lay 6 of the tortillas along the bottom of the dish, spread and lay them evenly and be sure they are covering the entire bottom. Spread 1/2 cup of enchilada sauce over the top of the tortillas, then add 1/2 of the meat mixture. Spread evenly until flat across the whole dish. Repeat these layering steps once more: the 6 tortillas, the remaining sauce, and the remaining meat mixture. Cover the top of the casserole with the rest of the cheddar cheese, 1 – 1/2 cups.
Bake your enchiladas: 30 min.
Cover with foil, slightly tented so that the cheese on top does not stick. Bake in the oven for 30 minutes. Now you can actually do stuff. Like clean. Or watch your favorite show. Maybe even exercise a bit? DING! That’s the oven timer, get back here! Once finished, turn off the oven, remove the foil, and let the casserole stand for another 5 minutes in the oven. You can serve this right away, but it will be messy. I’d go with a little extra optional cooling time, 10 minutes or so will do.
Enjoy your turkey and black bean enchilada casserole!
These enchiladas always come out so cheesy and delicious. You can top each serving with sour cream and green onions, complimenting with chips and salsa. That’s it y’all! Using a 13 x 9″ baking dish, I was able to cut the casserole into 12 decent sized squares. They measured about 3 x 4″, and about 2″ deep. Try this turkey enchilada casserole recipe at home, you’ll enjoy it! If you love this enchilada casserole dinner recipe, give this turkey taco casserole a try – it’s fabulous!
Disclosure: I am participating in the Canbassador Program with Cans Get You Cooking. I am being compensated for my time, however all opinions are my own. I have cooked with canned food for years!