Cheesy Enchilada Lasagna

Enchilada Lasagna.  Let’s talk. Why you so addicting?

Enchilada Lasagnas are the perfect cross between Mexican and Italian dinners. There is nothing better, more family friendly or delicious as this everyday, busy weeknight casserole!

Yeah, I know. Lasagnas are Italian, Enchiladas are Mexican, but you know me.  Fanciness at it’s best.  I decided to reinvent the wheel.

Just kidding.  I’ll be honest.  I had tons of leftover Enchilada chicken mixture, sauce and tortillas from making my Classic Enchilada Dish and didn’t want it to go to waste. Technically, it wouldn’t have because had I given it another 30 minutes, Mikey would have taken a fork straight to my pot of enchilada chicken (hello, shredded chicken, sour cream and loads and loads of ooey gooey sharp cheddar cheese!).  It definitely wouldn’t have gone to the trash, but I wanted to do more with it.

Enchiladas are great freezer meals.

Enchilada Lasagnas are the perfect cross between Mexican and Italian dinners. There is nothing better, more family friendly or delicious as this everyday, busy weeknight casserole!

We all know that. But I didn’t want to just do that with this dish.  I actually wanted to make something knew.  I had already poured enchilada sauce in my clean dish when I realized I could probably just layer the ingredients.  And I did.  Then I baked that and ohmygoodness.  You guys, this was soooo delish!

It was really similar to enchiladas, but the idea of it was mind blowingly amazing.  I loved it! I think I might just always make enchiladas this way. It certainly is easier since you don’t have to worry about the tortillas opening up.  And it really does feed more people since you can keep layering up instead of just have one layer of rolled up tortillas.  It might also be fun to trick people into thinking you made a lasagna and then SURPRISE, it’s Mexican. And everyone loves Mexican because it’s the bomb dot com! Does Taco Tuesday really have to be only on Tuesdays? ugh.

This is really the same ingredients of a regular enchilada (except maybe with more cheeeese), but I do believe it is a more efficient way of feeding a crowd.  Easy to serve and bake and let me tell you, a great freezer meal! I’m definitely going to be making this as a freezer meal for the time when Gracie is born!

Hope you enjoy! Actually, no.  I know you will enjoy!!

Enchilada Lasagnas are the perfect cross between Mexican and Italian dinners. There is nothing better, more family friendly or delicious as this everyday, busy weeknight casserole!

If you make this recipe, tag me on Instagram or hashtag #toeatdrinkandbemarried.  I want to see it!!


 

Enchilada Lasagnas are the perfect cross between Mexican and Italian dinners. There is nothing better, more family friendly or delicious as this everyday, busy weeknight casserole!

Here’s a great side dish for this casserole!

5 Ingredient Mexican rice is so easy to make and should be an addition at every taco night! This is a rice the whole family will love!5 Ingredient Mexican Rice

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