Lazy Enchiladas {Taquito Enchiladas}

Lazy Enchiladas Recipe – a delicious twist to traditional homemade enchiladas. Effortless to make with frozen taquitos! Only three ingredients! Frozen taquitos, enchilada sauce, and cheese. Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. Serve with some beans and rice. This has quickly become one of our favorite family meals! Add this to your menu the next time you need a simple meal the whole family will love.

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Quick Taquito Enchiladas

In my opinion, Mexican food is the ultimate comfort food! I absolutely love it! These Lazy Enchiladas have been on repeat at our house. This quick enchilada recipe doesn’t take much effort to make and the whole family loves them! This recipe is different from traditional homemade enchiladas; this casserole uses frozen taquitos as the base. This is a great recipe for busy weekdays after a long day at work! Add this casserole recipe to your menu. It is sure to get the stamp of approval from your family too!

What is a taquito?

A taquito is a Mexican food dish that typically consists of small rolled-up corn tortillas that contain a filling of ground beef, cheese, or chicken. The filled tortilla is crisp-fried or deep-fried until crispy.

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How to Make Lazy Enchiladas with Taquitos

This casserole is effortless to make with only three simple ingredients. Place frozen taquitos in a casserole dish sprayed with non-stick spray. Pour enchilada sauce over the taquitos and bake. Sprinkle shredded cheese over the taquitos and bake until the cheese is melted. Garnish the casserole with your favorite taco toppings and enjoy!

Helpful Tips & Frequently Asked Questions

  • You can use any flavor of frozen taquitos that you prefer. I usually use chicken taquitos, cheese taquitos, or beef taquitos.
  • You can find the frozen taquitos near the frozen burritos at the grocery store.
    • Don’t want to use frozen taquitos? You can skip the lazy part of the recipe and make your own taquitos!
  • Use a jar of your favorite enchilada sauce. Can use red enchilada sauce or green enchilada sauce.
  • You can use any shredded cheeses that you prefer. Pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, Mexican blend cheese.
  • Feel free to add some chopped green chiles to the enchiladas
  • Can cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch baking pan.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Leftovers are equally delicious reheated the next day.
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What to Serve with Beef Enchilada Casserole

This shortcut enchilada recipe has quickly become a family favorite. It is perfect for busy weeknights! Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. We like lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, green onion, and chopped red onion, Serve this easy dinner with some refried beans or black beans and rice. You can’t forget the bag of tortilla chips and salsa! Throw in some queso dip and a margarita and you have a fiesta better than any Mexican restaurant!

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Lazy Enchiladas

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Lazy Enchiladas Recipe – a delicious twist to traditional homemade enchiladas. Effortless to make with frozen taquitos! Only three ingredients! Frozen taquitos, enchilada sauce, and cheese. Top the casserole with your favorite taco toppings. Serve with some beans and rice. This has quickly become one of our favorite family meals! Add this to your menu the next time you need a simple meal the whole family will love.

Ingredients:

  • 1 (22.5-oz) box frozen Taquitos (any flavor)
  • 1 (10-oz) can enchilada sauce
  • cups shredded pepper jack cheese

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 425ºF. Lightly spray a 9×13-inch pan with cooking spray.
  • Place frozen taquitos in a single layer in the prepared pan. Top with enchilada sauce.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and top with shredded cheese.
  • Bake for an additional 5 minutes, until cheese is melted.

Notes:

  • You can use any flavor of frozen taquitos that you prefer. I usually use chicken taquitos, cheese taquitos, or beef taquitos.
  • You can find the frozen taquitos near the frozen burritos at the grocery store.
    • Don’t want to use frozen taquitos? You can skip the lazy part of the recipe and make your own taquitos!
  • Use a jar of your favorite enchilada sauce. Can use red enchilada sauce or green enchilada sauce.
  • You can use any shredded cheeses that you prefer. Pepper jack cheese, cheddar cheese, Mexican blend cheese.
  • Feel free to add some chopped green chiles to the enchiladas
  • Can cut the recipe in half and bake in a 9-inch baking pan.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
    • Leftovers are equally delicious reheated the next day.

Steph

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