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Enchilada Pie Casserole with Hatch Chiles

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Have you tried enchilada pie casserole? It is like a Mexican style lasagna that is layers of chicken, corn tortillas, hatch chiles, cheese, sauce, and more. Slice and serve up this enchilada pie for dinner! This is one of my favorite roasted hatch chiles recipes!

A slice of enchilada pie sitting on a white plate.

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We love making Mexican inspired recipes at home. This layered casserole is one I whip up for dinner often. If you have leftover chicken on hand, it makes the prep even easier!

Why This Enchilada Pie Casserole Is A Game Changer

Easy – I am all about easy meals. I love to have a tasty dinner but I don’t always love the work. This recipe is great and comes together with some work. But you can simplify by using pre-cooked chicken.

Freezer Friendly – A freezer friendly casserole you can store in the freezer until you are ready to bake. Then toss in the oven frozen and let it cook to golden cheesy perfection.

Meal Prep – If you enjoy meal prepping, make this up, eat it for dinner, then save the rest for reheat lunches or grab and warm up dinners. It reheats nicely.

What Ingredients Do I Need For This Easy Enchilada Pie Casserole

Ingredient for enchilada pie sitting on a marbled countertop.
  • Hatch Chiles – Roasting the peppers helps to bring out incredible flavor.
  • Chicken – Shredded or diced chicken is what you will need for this recipe. Use leftover rotisserie chicken if you have it.
  • Butter
  • Chicken Broth
  • Onion and Garlic – This is going to create layers of flavor for your enchilada bake recipe.
  • Spices – Cumin, Oregano, and salt and pepper.
  • Cheese – For this recipe, I used Mexican cheese but feel free to swap with what you have on hand.
  • Corn tortillas – I used corn, but in a pinch, you can use flour. The flour will become pretty soft, just as a warning.
  • Diced tomatoes – make sure to drain your tomatoes, or it will make your casserole watery.

How to Make Enchilada Pie Casserole

The complete list of ingredients, quantities, and instructions can be found in the printable recipe card below.

Collage of cooking enchilada pie.
  1. Start by roasting your hatch chiles in the oven as directed in my notes below.
  2. Then you will add your butter to a pot with onion and cook until onions are soft and translucent. (Photo 1)
  3. Then stir in the garlic, oregano, cumin, and salt, and pepper. Next, add in the chilies, tomatoes, and broth. (Photo 2)
  4. You will want to bring the mixture to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  5. Use an immersion blender to smooth up and create the sauce. Stir in the chicken and mix well. (Photos 3 & 4)
Collage of assembling enchilada pie in a casserole.
  1. Turn the oven on and then begin making your casserole.
  2. Layer sauce, tortillas, more sauce, a layer of cheese, then repeat over and over ending in cheese. (Photos 5, 6 & 7)
  3. Add in dried or fresh parsley, and bake for 30 minutes or until the top is melted cheese and slightly golden. (Photo 8)
  4. Remove from oven and rest 5-10 minutes then slice and serve up with your favorite toppings.
A white plate with a slice of enchilada pie topped with parsley.

Recipe Notes:

How to Oven Roast Chiles: Preheat oven to 400F – 425F or use the broil setting (The broil setting works best) Cut pepper in half – remove or leave seeds in, your choice. Poke holes with a fork in a few places on each pod (so they don’t explode) if your choosing not to cut in half. Place skin side up on lined sheet & brush w/ olive oil Broil 5-8 minutes. or until the skin blisters. Brown and black in color they are done.

Topping Ideas

Storage Of Leftovers

If you have leftovers, you will want to store them in the fridge for up to 3 days. Or you can freeze any leftovers for 3-4 months when stored properly.

Helpful Tips and Variations to Recipe

  • You need to use cooked chicken for this recipe. Dice or shredded works for the recipe.
  • If you don’t have hatch chiles, you can swap them for canned green chiles. It will change the flavor a bit but will work.
  • Consider adding in some sweet corn or even black beans to make it an even heartier Mexican casserole recipe.
Enchilada pie with a fork on the side.

FAQs

How to oven roast Hatch Chiles?

Cut peppers in half and remove the seeds and place them on a baking sheet. Brush with oil and then broil for around 5 minutes to blister the skins of the peppers.

What is the Hatch Chile spice level?

Hatch Chiles does carry a bit of heat. They are similar to Anaheim or Poblano pepper. On the heat index, they range from between 1,500 and 2,500 units.

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A plate of Enchilada Pie garnished with parsley.
4.91 from 11 votes

Enchilada Pie Casserole with Hatch Chiles


Author: Kim Schob
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Yields 1 13 X 9 Pan
Enchilada pie casserole is layers of corn tortillas, seasoned chicken, sauce, roasted hatch green chiles, all in one delicious dish.

Ingredients 

  • 6 hatch chiles roasted and skinned
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 lb (453 ⅗ g) chicken cooked – I used rotisserie chicken
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves minced
  • ¼ teaspoon oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 can diced tomatoes drained (14.5 oz) or 1 can of ROTEL 10 oz
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups (224 g) mexican cheese blend
Makes: 13 x 9inch rectangle2inch height

Instructions

  • In a large pot cook onions in butter until soft 
  • Stir in garlic, oregano, cumin, salt & pepper 
  • Add in chiles, tomatoes, and broth 
  • Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes 
  • Use an immersion blender to create a smooth sauce 
  • Stir in chicken 
  • Preheat oven to 350, prepare a 13×9 pan with nonstick spray
  • Layer sauce, tortillas, sauce, cheese
  • Repeat this process until pan is full, last layer should be cheese 
  • Sprinkle on a little fresh or dried  parsley 
  • Bake for 30 minutes 
  • Let rest for about 5 minutes, serve.
  • Enjoy! 

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1Serving Calories: 2194kcal (110%) Carbohydrates: 198g (66%) Protein: 117g (234%) Fat: 107g (165%) Saturated Fat: 50g (313%) Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g Monounsaturated Fat: 34g Trans Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 379mg (126%) Sodium: 3597mg (156%) Potassium: 2219mg (63%) Fiber: 37g (154%) Sugar: 33g (37%) Vitamin A: 2336IU (47%) Vitamin C: 94mg (114%) Calcium: 1974mg (197%) Iron: 12mg (67%)

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17 Comments

  1. I love casseroles and I love enchiladas! I have to try this recipe as I just bought the ingredients (but for a different meal) for this yesterday and it looks delicious!

  2. OMG! I have never thought of this. I do a taco bake, but NEVER did I think to do enchiladas. This is amazing. I hate rolling each tortilla every time I make them. This makes it so much easier. It IS a game-changer!!!+

  3. 5 stars
    This enchilada pie casserole looks absolutely mouthwatering! I haven’t had one in a long time. I like that the ingredients are easy to find and the recipe isn’t difficult to follow. I can’t wait to try it this week!

  4. 4 stars
    Look very easy to make and it’s great comfort food. Appreciate the recipe and now I have a good dish and idea for my next dinner party.

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