Enchilada Verde Casserole

We can think of tons of occasions where this enchilada casserole recipe would fit in, including weeknight dinners and potlucks. If you're going to tote this cheese-topped casserole to share, cover it tightly with foil that's been coated with nonstick cooking spray (this will keep the cheese from sticking!).

Enchilada Verde Casserole
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Stand Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 3 cup shredded cooked pork, turkey, or chicken

  • 1 8 ounce pkg. cream cheese, cut up and softened

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • ½ cup chopped green onions

  • 1 recipe Verde Sauce or three 10-oz. cans green enchilada sauce

  • 16 6 inch corn tortillas, halved

  • 2 15 ounce cans no-salt-added black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 cup frozen whole kernel corn, thawed

  • 2 cup shredded Colby and Monterey Jack cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, or cheddar cheese (8 oz.)

  • 2 avocados, halved, seeded, peeled, and chopped

  • Chopped fresh cilantro

Verde Sauce

  • 2 15 ounce jars salsa verde

  • ¾ cup loosely packed cilantro leaves

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and halved

  • 4 green onions, cut up

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Lightly grease a 3-qt. rectangular baking dish. In a large bowl combine meat, cream cheese, chile peppers, and green onions.

  2. Spread 2/3 cup of the Verde Sauce in prepared baking dish. Arrange eight of the tortilla halves over sauce. Top with one-third of the black beans, corn, and meat mixture. Top with 2/3 cup of the sauce and 1/2 cup of the cheese. Repeat layers two more times. Top with remaining tortilla halves and sauce.

  3. Bake, covered, 35 minutes or until edges are bubbly. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake, uncovered, 10 minutes more or until cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Top with avocados and cilantro.

Verde Sauce

  1. In a blender combine salsa verde, cilantro, garlic, green onions, and cumin. Process with on and off turns until combined and nearly smooth.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

426 Calories
22g Fat
37g Carbs
21g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 426
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 669mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 21g
Vitamin C 14.8mg 74%
Calcium 221mg 17%
Iron 2.8mg 16%
Potassium 672mg 14%
Folate, total 61.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.3mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.3mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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