Three-Cheese Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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Nancy Dorsner |

These cheesy, vegetarian enchiladas are delicious with avocado and jalapeno.

How To Make Three-Cheese Enchilada Casserole

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A fantastic casserole dish that is both tasty and hearty! A delectable feast in just one dish that is sure to satisfy anyone.

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 30 mins
Total: 55 mins


For Enchilada Sauce:

  • 1 flour tortilla, 8- to 10-inch
  • 2 fresh tomatoes, diced
  • ¼ cup tomato, finely diced, divided , seeded
  • 1 bunch green onions, sliced
  • ½ cup black olives, sliced
  • 6 oz cheddar cheese, grated
  • 6 oz queso blanco, Mexican white cheese (grated)
  • 6 oz mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 1 avocado, firm yet pliable to touch
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp jalapeno, minced, seeded
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, coarsely chopped
  • sour cream, to taste


  1. Prepare enchilada sauce.
  2. Cover bottom of 13x9-inch baking dish or 12-inch round baking dish with 1 cup of sauce.

  3. Add about half of tortillas, overlapping slightly to completely cover pan.
  4. Combine cheeses in medium bowl.
  5. Remove about 1 ½ cups of mixed cheeses; sprinkle over tortillas.

  6. Add about half of sliced green onions, half of 2 fresh diced tomatoes, and half of olives.
  7. Top with layer of remaining tortillas and remaining sauce.
  8. Bake casserole, covered, at 350 degrees F for 25 minutes.

  9. Remove from oven; immediately add remaining cheese and vegetables.
  10. Bake uncovered another 10 to 15 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, make guacamole:
  12. Mash avocado until smooth.
  13. Add lime juice, jalapeno, garlic, salt, pepper, remaining ¼ cup of diced tomato and cilantro.

  14. Remove casserole from oven; let set about 10 minutes.
  15. Serve garnished with sour cream and guacamole.
  16. Makes 8 to 10 servings.


  • Calcium: 398mg
  • Calories: 285kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Fat: 22g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 284mg
  • Protein: 15g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 659mg
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Vitamin A: 936IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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