Indulge in all of your favorite Mexican flavors — guilt free — with this Healthy 4-Ingredient Enchilada Casserole! It’s a quick, easy, and family-friendly dinner recipe that’s perfect for busy weeknights!
Hello, hello, friends!! Did you have a nice holiday season? Did you eat a few too many Christmas cookies and enjoy plenty of spiked eggnog? If you’re in need of a new dinner option that your family will love but that’s also kind on your waistline, then you have come to the right place!
And with only 4 ingredients, evening meals just don’t get much easier! Because really….aren’t we all just a wee bit busy these days? Dinner recipes better be FAST and SIMPLE, or that drive-through window starts looking very appealing…
Did you ever think that you could prepare an entire casserole in about 12 minutes with just 4 basic ingredients?! I promise, it’s NOT too good to be true!
The enchilada sauce gives this dish a ton of flavor, but you can easily substitute with an equal amount of taco sauce or your favorite salsa. And while my kids like it straight out of the oven, I prefer to pile my plate high with plenty of extra toppings! I just use whatever I have on hand…avocado or guacamole, salsa, sour cream (or Greek yogurt), green onion, olives…you get the idea!
Enjoy this tasty family dinner that will help you stick to those healthy living resolutions without missing out on your favorites!
4-Ingredient Healthy Enchilada Casserole
Yield 4 servings
Indulge in all of your favorite Mexican flavors -- guilt free -- with this Healthy 4-Ingredient Enchilada Casserole! It's a quick, easy, and family-friendly dinner recipe that's perfect for busy weeknights!
1 lb. 93% extra-lean ground beef (NOTE: if you don’t like beef, you can easily substitute with an equal amount of ground turkey or ground chicken)
1 ½ cups enchilada sauce
1 cup reduced-fat shredded Mexican-blend cheese
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
Optional garnish: sour cream, sliced green onion, sliced olives, diced avocado or guacamole
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick spray.
In a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink. Drain, return to the skillet, and stir in half of the enchilada sauce (about ¾ cup) and half of the cheese (about ½ cup).
Place 4 of the tortillas in the bottom of the prepared dish, tearing them as necessary to cover the bottom (overlapping is fine).
Top with half of the meat mixture and drizzle with ¼ cup of enchilada sauce. Repeat layers one more time.
Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes. Uncover, sprinkle with remaining ½ cup of cheese, and bake for an additional 5-10 minutes (until cheese melted and casserole is hot and bubbly).
Serving Size 1/4th of Casserole
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value
Total Fat 11.8 g
Saturated Fat 3.8 g
Cholesterol 15 mg
Sodium 522 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 3 g
Sugars 1.5 g
Protein 36.3 g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.