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Enchilada Pasta Casserole

Let’s talk about this picture for a second. Is it tripping you out like it’s tripping me out? Do you see that green piece of parsley just chilling out in the bottom middle of your screen hanging on that pasta? Doesn’t it look like it’s totally superimposed in there and as if I just photoshopped it in? I swear I didn’t. It’s just the way it’s sitting. And I totally thought something was wrong with my screen and I kept scratching at my screen being like ‘GET OFF.’ Haha, I’m going crazy. But do you see what I see?!

Okay, enough of my craziness, let’s talk about this pasta. So good. It’s like a deconstructed enchilada in a casserole. I love Mexican food and could eat it every day so having a bunch of leftovers was pure delight in our case. I believe we had two days of leftovers too. So yeah, if you’re looking for a large meal and leftovers, this is it my friends!

Last night I went to Target and bought 3 pairs of colored skinny jeans. I probably won’t be able to fit in said skinny jeans after I eat 4 more bowls of this pasta and after my Seattle/PDX trip – oops. Okay so. Target. Let’s talk about how they have WHACK sizes. Like, I’m usually a size 4/5, 26/27, depending on how the sizing chart works and at Target I had to buy a size 11. I don’t get how it can differentiate so much. I mean, unless they’re designing a size 4 to be on a toddler’s body, then okay, but they clearly weren’t. Maybe they should get their sizing chart revamped. Just sayin’.

You’ll probably need to revamp your sizing chart after making this pasta. JUST KIDDING. Or am I? I don’t know, you tell me after you make this ;)

Enchilada Pasta Casserole
Recipe type: Casserole, Pasta, Main Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep time: 
Cook time: 
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Serves: 6
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. cumin
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 5 ounces cream cheese
  • ¼ cup light sour cream
  • 1 can (10 oz.) enchilada sauce (I used the red sauce)
  • 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese, divided
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup frozen corn kernels, thawed
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles
  • 12 ounces egg noodles
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large pot, bring water to boil and cook egg noodles according to package instructions.
  3. In the meantime, in a very large skillet, brown your ground beef then drain the fat. Then add the chili powder, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Stir to combine.
  4. Add in the cream cheese until melted and combined.
  5. In a large bowl, combine sour cream, enchilada sauce, half the cheddar cheese, half the monterey jack cheese, corn kernels, and diced green chiles. Stir to combine.
  6. Pour mixture over the beef and let simmer for 2-3 minutes.
  7. In the meantime, drain your pasta. After you've drained it, add the pasta to the beef mixture. Make sure everything is coated in the sauce.
  8. In a large casserole dish, pour in the pasta mixture and top with the remaining cheese.
  9. Bake for 15 minutes or until cheese has completely melted.
  10. Serve hot. Keep in airtight container for up to 1 week.
Source: adapted from Buns in my Oven



  1. 08/29/2012 at 6:53 am

    Oh this pasta, this delicious looking pasta is going on our menu! Thanks for sharing!

  2. 08/29/2012 at 7:03 am

    Julie this sounds like my other half’s dream meal!

  3. 08/29/2012 at 7:43 am

    what a brilliant use for left overs!

  4. 08/29/2012 at 7:58 am

    OK: new blog idea. Hear me out.

    You cook delicious food. You put on a cute outfit. You take pictures of yourself in the cute outfit holding a plate of the food. You give us the recipe AND fashion tips.

    Do we have a deal?! :)

    • 08/29/2012 at 8:01 am

      Not a bad idea, my dear..not a bad idea! I just gotta get un-camera shy ;)

  5. 08/29/2012 at 8:20 am

    bahahaha i totally see the piece of parsley you’re talking about! too funny. either way, this looks delicious! i’m both a huge pasta lover AND a huge mexican lover, so this is the best of both worlds!

  6. 08/29/2012 at 8:50 am

    Yes!! Okay, this makes me feel so much better. I had the exact same experience with Target’s colored skinny jeans! Except when I finally found the size that fit my thighs, the waist and everything else was too big and looked wonky. Sad day at the red table.

  7. 08/29/2012 at 9:41 am

    I love anything having to do with Mexican food! I can’t wait to try this with pasta!

  8. 08/29/2012 at 9:43 am

    I see what you see with the pictures— the recipe looks super tasty!

  9. 08/29/2012 at 9:50 am

    LOVE this. And yes that parsley looks totally photo shopped in or something lol.

  10. 08/29/2012 at 9:57 am

    I just totally died.

  11. 08/29/2012 at 10:11 am

    Ok, I HATE that about Target. It’s the only thing that deters me from shopping there. It’s also why I’ll happily pay 3x at Loft instead just so I can be a 2 or 4. Vanity sizing whatever…it freakin’ works.
    And yes, that piece of parsley is totally whack. I probably wouldn’t have noticed it if you didn’t say anything but now I can’t stop staring at it.
    ps- I want this now.

  12. 08/29/2012 at 10:16 am

    Uhhh, yes. Combining pasta + casserole + Mexican = all of my comfort yoga pants foods in one dish. I’m so making this for weeknight meals soon!

  13. 08/29/2012 at 10:19 am

    Looks delish! The colors are beau-tee-ful! Coming to PDX! Would love to meet…just sayin….

  14. 08/29/2012 at 10:22 am

    Ugh, Target’s sizing is whack. I can barely stand to shop there anymore because they make me so self-conscious. Also, their dressing rooms have squeaky locks and it drives me bonkers. Weird, but true. Not weird or bothersome? This pasta. I kinda sorta love the superimposed parsley flake sitting there, chillin’, like this pasta was some kind of jungle-gym of awesome flavors. I’m SO making this!!

  15. 08/29/2012 at 10:35 am

    I didn’t even see that parsley until you said it, but now – totally weird!!
    This pasta sounds incredible!! I am making it soon for sure. We love anything mexican here!

  16. 08/29/2012 at 10:40 am

    This is perfect comfort food for a prego like me!! :)

  17. 08/29/2012 at 10:42 am

    I don’t own any skinny jeans..yet ;) so I could just eat as much as I please!!! Yeah bring on the casserole!

  18. 08/29/2012 at 12:23 pm

    Yes I totally see the floating parsley! So funny! I dont think I would have seen it if you didnt point it out haha. Um yes I want to eat this though, so we will just stop buying skinny jeans altogether and just wear maxi dresses. It’ll make us all feel better :) Especially in Portland!!!!

  19. jackie @ Domestic Fits
    08/29/2012 at 12:31 pm

    Please tell me that was a CHILD size 11? Because I can not allow myself to live in a world where tiny little YOU is a size 11. Which is why I totally heart Jcrew, because they say I’m a size 2, while Forever21 likes to call me a Large (a-holes)

    Oh, and I want this pasta in my face as soon as possible.

  20. 08/29/2012 at 12:36 pm

    This sounds amazing, you have the best pasta recipes!

  21. 08/29/2012 at 12:38 pm

    This looks SO good

  22. Target has INSANE sizing! The last time I tried to get pants from there I literally tried on 5 different sizes to find one that fit. I was emotionally distraught by the time I was finished and I didn’t even end up buying any. I normally wear the something around your size so for me to make the jump to 11 it makes me feel like I need to stop eating delicious pasta like this one!

    I love this recipe – it’s all stuff I normally have on hand so it will likely go on the list of dinners to make when I don’t feel like cooking. I love that it combines my obsession with Mexican food and pasta :)

  23. 08/29/2012 at 1:49 pm

    I thought I was the only suffering Target’s insane sizing errors! Way to make a girl feel sad when jean shopping…

    Oh well! This pasta looks wonderful, I’d probably eat 3 bowls in one siting.

  24. 08/29/2012 at 4:02 pm


    1) I didn’t even notice the parsley until you said something!

    2) The sizing on those colored skinnies is RIDICULOUS. I’m usually a 1, maybe a 3, in Target jeans. I had to get a 5 in the hot pink skinnies and I still can’t squeeze my butt in them! Gaaaahhhhhh!

    • 08/29/2012 at 4:09 pm

      It’s really annoying (the skinnies) cause my butt and waist fit into the 11 but they’re kinda loose around the waist and the butt isn’t as tight as I’d like. In the 9, the butt is tighter but my waist can’t squeeze into it. Maybe it’s just me and not the jeans haha but I have a feeling it’s the jeans!! ;)

  25. 08/29/2012 at 4:09 pm

    Holy moly, this looks HEAVENLY. Get in my mouth!

  26. 08/29/2012 at 6:02 pm

    This is sounding seriously tempting!

  27. 08/29/2012 at 6:12 pm

    hahaha totally see what you are seeing in that picture!!! This sounds so good – I’m actually making enchiladas tonight for dinner so need to put this on my menu for next week. Yum

  28. 08/29/2012 at 6:39 pm

    I think I pin one of your recipes weekly if not more! I can’t wait to try this one!

  29. 08/29/2012 at 6:46 pm

    Ok, first, this is outstanding…I can imagine that the leftovers are so amazing too. Second, I went shopping a couple of weeks ago and bought three different size pants – at the SAME store! I just don’t get it either. They were all different cuts and fits, but still, at the same store, I should be able to rely on the same size. Goodness!

  30. 08/29/2012 at 8:30 pm

    I hate Targets jeans sizing! But this – I couldn’t hate. It’s pasta. And Mexican. And you’re going to be here in a month. Ahh!

    • 08/29/2012 at 8:41 pm

      Omg you’re right!!! 1 month = 30 days! Let the countdown commence!!

  31. 08/29/2012 at 8:59 pm

    Oh julie!! not only are you talented in the kitchen, but your photography here is epic. Impeccable. Perfect lighting!! What type of lens do you use again? I can’t wait to have good lighting in my new apartment next year. Until then, I will continue to stalk your photos. PS: enchiladas AS a casserole. Holy Moly. Drool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 08/29/2012 at 9:01 pm

      Girl, are you kidding me? Your photos are AMAZING too!! You have awesome lighting or at least you know how to fake it if you don’t! I use a 60mm macro lens. I used to shoot with a 50mm but I upgraded to the 60mm macro cause it gives you the best of both worlds – you can shoot just like a 50mm would but you also get the option of the amazing macro. Seriously, great investment!

  32. Jessica
    08/29/2012 at 9:12 pm

    Hi, I just discovered your blog today and, well this recipe couldn’t wait! I made it today and it was so delicious! Very creamy, comforting and full of flavor. I added just a bit of oregano to the meat (I think it rounds out the taco seasoning “flavor”) Thank you for the recipe, it’s definitely going into rotation. Can’t wait to try more. :)

    • 08/29/2012 at 9:14 pm

      That was fast! So glad you enjoyed it :) it’s definitely a keeper!

  33. 08/29/2012 at 9:41 pm

    So glad I’m not the only one bugged by the Target skinny jeans. I keep trying to ignore the number on mine. Also…I love everything about this pasta…especially the potential for some serious leftovers.

  34. 08/30/2012 at 12:55 am

    Holy heck, woman! I am so making this, and soon. I love pastas and enchiladas. My husband is not a big enchilada person (I know, wtf?). Maybe he would like it in pasta!

  35. 08/30/2012 at 1:06 am

    Dude that superimposed photo is awesome! You gotta teach me how to do that.

    And I’m sure I’ll be a size 11 once I make this amazingness!

  36. 08/30/2012 at 8:13 am

    I swear Target has effed up size chart! WTH?

    Buttttt somebody hand me a fork STAT! Enchilada-anything is what I crave these days!!!

  37. 08/30/2012 at 9:05 am

    I love that you tripped out over the one piece of parsley! It freaked me out a little too! This recipe looks fab! I wish we were neighbors.

  38. 08/30/2012 at 10:02 am

    I need to make this ASAP! My husband will flip!

  39. 08/30/2012 at 11:13 am

    Oh. my. word. This is so amazing! Mexican and pasta in one dish! I am in love!! And I totally hate when stores sizes are all out of whack and you have to keep going back out to get a bigger or smaller size to try on, drives me crazy!

  40. Jennifer @ Mother Thyme
    08/30/2012 at 11:48 am

    This looks so good! I would love to dive into a big bowl of this now. :)

  41. 08/30/2012 at 3:33 pm

    an 11?! What in the world?! I didn’t even have to buy that when I was pregnant so I think you just got a super wacked out pair of pants lol. And I know you’re way tinier than me. Oh and that parsley … totally floating in air and if you hadn’t said something I wouldn’t have noticed it. Love love this pasta. Such awesome comfort food.

  42. 08/30/2012 at 8:28 pm

    This looks like one of those dishes that is worth my skinny jeans getting a bit snug! Definitely wouldn’t last long in my house!

  43. 08/31/2012 at 9:56 am

    Oh, I didn’t know you bought the skinny jeans from Target. I’ll have to go and check out mine! I’m afraid to make this. =P

  44. 09/03/2012 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t even like enchiladas but wanted to say how amazing and colorful the pictures are! Wow. And awesome board you have there. :) And yeah, that piece of parsley is kind of crazy looking but I didn’t even notice it until I read the post.

  45. 09/04/2012 at 9:17 am

    Holy guacamole… that looks absolutely AMAZING! I cannot wait to dig into a big bowl of this the second it drops below 60 degrees in NYC :)

  46. 09/04/2012 at 5:53 pm

    It’s saying I didn’t comment here but Im pretty sure I did after I wiped the drool from my keyboard. I will be making this soon. Promise

  47. 09/08/2012 at 12:35 pm

    This pasta looks soooo good! I hear you on the not being able to fit into your skinny jeans thing. . in fact, I was wondering how all the food bloggers do it? Making all this wonderful, delicious food and NOT gain 20 lbs? I can’t go to the gym everyday (even though I would LOVE to) so I -sadly- only eat like a few bites of whatever I make. How sad is that? Otherwise, I would seriously gain some major weight. Re: Target sizes, yes, they are SO whack. . check out the colored skinny jeans at the GAP. They are awesome! I have 4! so pretty and TRUE to size. Word up.

  48. Ashley
    09/08/2012 at 2:31 pm

    I’m allergic to dairy, is there something else you can use instead of sour cream and cream cheese?

    • 09/08/2012 at 3:19 pm

      Does your store carry soy-based sour cream and soy-based cream cheese?

  49. 09/11/2012 at 1:29 pm

    @Angie —

    Though I have to admit I haven’t tried it yet, I’ve read lots of blogs where raw cashews were used to make some sort of dairy substitute, often to replace cheese or cream in a dip. This looks promising. :)

    Also, I bet soft tofu would make a very close creamy, texture sub-in for cream cheese in this recipe. (And because it only calls for 1/4 c sour cream, you could probably get away with skipping it altogether. To add a little bit of the tang back in, try a squeeze of lime in the enchilada sauce mixture!)

  50. 09/13/2012 at 3:09 pm

    This looks really amazing and I wish I could eat it right now!!!

  51. Jessica
    09/15/2012 at 7:39 pm

    I just made this for my family and fiance… and they LOVED it! i added rotel in there because we are die hard tomatoes lovers :) thank you!!

    • 09/15/2012 at 9:17 pm

      Hooray! So glad to hear this turned out well for you & that everyone loved it!

  52. 09/16/2012 at 6:34 pm

    It looks amazing, although unfortunately, most of the ingredients won’t really pass the “I can get it in the UK” test. :-(

    • 09/16/2012 at 9:12 pm

      Aw no :( I’m sorry! That’s a bummer.

  53. Rebecca
    09/19/2012 at 10:16 am

    I was wondering what you thought would be good to serve with this??? Thanks

    • 09/19/2012 at 10:29 am

      We just had it as a meal, but since this is a somewhat heavier/heartier meal, you could serve a nice garden salad with it :)

  54. MaryAnna
    09/23/2012 at 10:41 pm

    I made this tonight and it was Fabulous!
    I will definitely make this again.

  55. 09/23/2012 at 10:44 pm

    I made this tonight, and it was fabulous!

  56. Jessica
    10/09/2012 at 2:30 pm

    Made this last night. All I can say is WOW!!! It was delicious, and loved by everyone.

  57. 10/11/2012 at 11:48 am

    Tried licking the parsley off the screen, and that didn’t work either… :P

  58. Lara
    10/12/2012 at 8:24 pm

    This looks awesome!! Some of my favorite flavors & with pasta, the ingredient that makes everything better. Can’t wait to try. Might add some black beans.

  59. Lara
    10/22/2012 at 9:33 pm

    This was awesome. I ended up making it with ground turkey, green enchilada sauce, & whole wheat pasta, plus added some black beans. This will be a repeat @ our house. Will try it with beef & red sauce next time. Thanks

  60. Trish
    10/22/2012 at 11:18 pm

    WOWWIE!!! i made this tonight with green sauce instead of red…my family LOVED it!!!!!! thanks a ton!!!

  61. 10/24/2012 at 10:17 am

    I am making this tonight when I get home from work. Looks so good!

  62. Suzy
    10/24/2012 at 6:07 pm

    Found this on Pinterest…made it tonight…LOVE IT!! :)

  63. Bekka
    10/28/2012 at 4:33 pm

    I made this last week for my dad and my husband. We all loved it! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    • 10/28/2012 at 4:43 pm

      So glad to hear!! Thanks for the feedback :)

  64. C Sample
    11/03/2012 at 12:02 am

    The skinny jeans are junior sizes. I had a meltdown one day and the nice lady at the counter explained the diffrence. They have both adult and juniors together. Odd numbers are juniors even are adult.

  65. mariam
    11/13/2012 at 12:05 am

    Made it, loved it! I used waaay too much chili powder (I thought I would improvise on the measuring) – DONT DO THAT! LOL

  66. Amy B
    11/29/2012 at 4:16 pm

    I found this on Pinterest last week and made it for dinner last night. I swapped out the ground beef for ground turkey and added in some diced onion and sliced black olives.

    Holy cow – it’s just delicious!! I just finished my bowl of leftovers that I brought to work with me and it reheated beautifully. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. It’s earned a permanent spot in my family dinner rotation. (Even my 16 month old daughter likes it!)

    12/17/2012 at 3:15 pm

    Looks and sounds great can’t wait to try it Thanks for all the great recipes.

  68. christine ketchum
    12/18/2012 at 4:12 pm

    made it for the second time and its still fabulous i take it in for the staff at work we eat on the run lots of times so its perfect grab a bowl…. !!!!! quick and simple and cheap thats what i like….

  69. Kristen
    12/20/2012 at 9:29 am

    This recipe has been sitting on my Pinterest board now for a couple months. Last night I decided I needed to make it because it sounded so good! It was great! My husband and I like a little spice in our food and it definitely hit the spot. Thank you so much!

  70. 12/31/2012 at 12:25 am

    I need to stop looking at your blog. It’s making me hungry – this recipe is almost making me drool!

  71. 01/01/2013 at 2:12 pm

    I found this on Pinterest – yum! How would you feel about using a can of creamed corn instead of the frozen kernels? Cuz I think that would be bomb. I love your writing style – so funny!

    • 01/01/2013 at 3:19 pm

      I don’t suggest that because it might make the pasta more runny than it should be. You could definitely try it though if you think that’d be better than the frozen kernels! Good luck!

  72. Liz
    01/04/2013 at 12:07 pm

    Thank you so much for this recipe! I made it this week and the flavor was awesome. We felt like it needed some crunch to balance the texture, so we added some crushed tortilla chips after serving. So good!

  73. 01/06/2013 at 12:36 am

    As a pasta freak I will def try this recipe! I’m glad that I’m not the only person that had a go up sizes to fit into Target clothes. I usually wear a 2/4 and I had to wear a 9 in their shorts last spring. I bought them thinking they would be baggy and they just fit! Errkk!!

  74. shannon
    01/06/2013 at 12:09 pm

    Going to try this tonight. :) My picky hubs and 6 year old daughter both said it sounded goodx and I love anything in a casserole! !! Glad to see I am not the only one distraught over Target’s sizing! I’m a 10/12, M/L and had to buy a 2X in an oversized sweater dress. I about choked but loved the dress so much I had to have it.

  75. Jill
    01/06/2013 at 10:44 pm

    Do you have nutritional information??? THanks!!!

    • 01/07/2013 at 7:32 am

      Sorry, I don’t!

  76. Andre Washington
    01/08/2013 at 6:06 pm

    May I use your recipe in our church cookbook.

    • 01/08/2013 at 6:27 pm

      If you cite appropriate credit (meaning, link back to my site, where you found it, etc.), then by all means, absolutely! :)

  77. DFleming
    01/14/2013 at 7:15 pm

    I found your recipe on Pinterest. I used ground turkey, whole grain pasta and canned corn…and it was still delicious. Even my 5 and 4 year olds loved it after I added a little sour cream to tone down the heat a touch. Officially added to the rotation. :) Thanks for sharing!

  78. 01/15/2013 at 7:45 pm

    Oh My Gosh this is delicious!!!! I made this tonight, and hubby and I love it. I used chicken instead of burger. Not for health reasons, just because I had to use up my whole chicken. So I boiled the chicken, boned it – left chicken in pretty big pieces, and then fried with the spices. It is fantastic. Next time I will try it with burger. YUM!!! Thank You so much for this recipe. I found it on pinterest. Love that pinterest, sends me to the best sites!!! Thanks again!!!! :o)

  79. 01/16/2013 at 8:33 pm

    I tried this tonight and it was delicious. I had to leave the green chilis out of the recipe, unfortunately. I’ve been playing around with food photography since getting a new camera for Christmas, so I also took a picture and posted it to my Pinterest with a link back to this page. Thanks so much for a yummy recipe!

  80. Jill
    01/20/2013 at 6:53 pm

    Found this recipe on Pinterest and just put it together to bake tomorrow. I didn’t put the cheese on top yet- will do that before baking tomorrow. Think I might have to pour more enchilada sauce on tomorrow before baking. Any thoughts on that???

    • 01/20/2013 at 9:56 pm

      Sure, I don’t see why you shouldn’t! I love lots of enchilada sauce!

  81. 01/23/2013 at 1:50 pm

    LOVE THIS> we are ‘dairy free’ and this turned out SO GOOD. I omitted the sour cream and cream cheese and just used 8oz Vegan Cream cheese…. it is SO creamy and delicious… Thanks for the easy to customize recipe….yum.

  82. Carol
    01/23/2013 at 9:39 pm

    Made this tonight after I found it on pinterest!! The only change I made was toned sown the cayenne an had to leave out the peppers.. :( (to please a six yr old) next time I will maybe add a bit more enchilada sauce, but otherwise.. turned out really well and everyone loved it!!!!

  83. 01/31/2013 at 8:10 am

    I’m drooling! I showed it to my hubby and now we’re having this for lunch on Saturday! :)

  84. 01/31/2013 at 8:05 pm

    Made this tonight – SO YUMMY!! My family loved it. Only thing I did was omit cayenne pepper for the kids but it still had a nice kick to it. Def a keeper!!!

  85. Sarah
    02/03/2013 at 2:47 pm

    This looks so amazing! I will convince my mother to cook this the upcoming weeekend – it must be delicious :)
    Is it okay if I leave out the green chiles? First of all, to be honest, I’m not quite sure what those even are. English’s not my first language so finding the right translation and/or substitution is sometimes really nerve wracking. And…I don’t think frozen corn exists where I live – or I never have seen it though :/ Can I just use the normal one from a can?
    Thanks a lot for sharing this recipe ^^

  86. Nicki
    02/10/2013 at 4:54 pm

    I made this and it is FANTASTIC!! So easy and even my kids loved it. Thank you for sharing!!

  87. D’iana
    02/11/2013 at 2:49 pm

    I will be making this on my next night off for dinner it looks great and I love Mexican dishes that are easy to make and very enjoyable. Comments coming soon.

    Thanks for sharing

  88. Emma
    02/19/2013 at 6:53 pm

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! It sounds delicious!

    About the Target sizes, they can be confusing because anytime you have an odd # size (7,9,11) is a Junior’s garment (pre-teen or teen). Even number sizes are Misses or Women’s sizes (so when you usually fit into a 4, that’s a small Women’s size). So take heart…an 11 is not large. And that also explains why sometimes those odd number sizes don’t fit quite right because they are designed for girls that haven’t developed their curves yet.

  89. Sara
    02/19/2013 at 9:33 pm

    This was perfect! Creamy, spicy, easy. I think I might make it with mild enchilada sauce and no cayenne for the kids next time. Thank you!!!

  90. Carrie
    02/27/2013 at 4:19 pm

    Looks really good……And the parsley looks like it is floating

  91. jordan
    03/05/2013 at 6:25 pm

    Omg. I thought I was the only one with the Target sizing problem!

  92. ann-marie
    03/07/2013 at 7:53 pm

    I had pinned this months ago and took out ground beef today but didn’t know what I was going to cook for dinner so I started looking through my pins, glad I stumbled across this again because this was so good! Everyone in my house liked it which is impossible to ever do! The only change I made was instead of frozen corn and chilies I used a can of Mexican corn (drained). This will definitely be made again soon! Thanks for the recipe :)

  93. ann-marie
    03/07/2013 at 7:56 pm

    Oops I forgot I also cooked a small onion and a few cloves of minced garlic in w/ my ground beef

  94. 03/10/2013 at 12:50 am

    Very good comfort food Mexican casserole. I halved the pepper and chili since my toddlers will be eating it, but it still had the great Mexican spice flavor so – if in doubt or serving timid tastebuds – don’t worry about reducing the amounts a little!

  95. 03/13/2013 at 8:31 pm

    Yum! Made this for dinner tonight and it was so tasty! I made it exactly as written, except omitted the cayenne pepper as I’m also cooking for a 3-year-old. I thought it was perfect without the cayenne – great flavor with a little kick, but not overly spicy. Guess it depends on your preference on heat level. Everyone in the family loved it and it was so easy to put together, but tasted awesome!

    I would imagine this could also be prepped ahead and easily popped in the oven (for a longer period of time, maybe at 350-degrees?) at dinnertime. I’ll have to try it as I just had a baby and dinnertime is always such a rush. This casserole doesn’t take long to put together, but nothing beats ready to go these days :)

    Thanks so much for sharing the recipe! Definitely a keeper!

  96. Melanie
    03/24/2013 at 9:40 am

    I just want to let you know that this recipe is delicious…

  97. Kathy Spencer
    04/01/2013 at 6:41 pm

    Very good recipe!!! I added onions to ground beef, and also a 1/2 cup mild salsa. Will be making again, for sure!!!

  98. 04/05/2013 at 4:16 pm

    how do you print recipe without printing all the comments

    • 04/06/2013 at 3:46 pm

      If you scroll to the actual recipe, you can click the “print” icon and the recipe will pop up in another window where you can click “send to printer” and it’ll print just the recipe.

  99. 04/08/2013 at 6:11 pm

    Absolutely delicious. Didn’t change a thing. Thanks!

  100. Danielle
    04/09/2013 at 3:05 pm

    I made this a few months ago and was a huge hit and sooo good! My husband kept asking and hinting for me to make it again, so tonight I am making it again! The only issue I had was I can’t find enchilada sauce at any stores around here – so I found a reciepe to make that as well! Looking forward to dinner tonight! :)

  101. Pamela
    04/09/2013 at 9:50 pm

    I just made this for dinner. Although it was good…. I think two cans of Enchilada sauce would be better. Just not spicy enough with one can. Other than that my kids loved it.

  102. Olivia
    04/30/2013 at 12:15 pm

    Tried this last night. It was sooo good! And very easy to make. I also made a version with beans in it which turned out really well. Thanks for the recipe!

  103. 05/21/2013 at 10:21 pm

    A latecomer to the party here…just stumbled upon this on Pinterest and it looked so good. Made it for dinner tonight and it was a huge hit. Two containers of leftovers went into the freezer for another night. Great recipe – thanks!:)

  104. 05/25/2013 at 9:36 pm

    We had this tonight. It was excellent. Thanks for sharing. :)

  105. Becky Weber
    06/01/2013 at 6:56 pm

    This is delicious! I omitted the corn and replaced it with a small can of sliced olives, draining the liquid from the can over the top of the noodles. :)

  106. Alyson Curry
    06/06/2013 at 1:25 pm

    This was the BEST dish I have ever made! I swapped the ground beef for shredded chicken and it was absolutely awesome! I am definitely going to make this again!

  107. Jessica
    06/07/2013 at 5:49 pm

    Made this tonight! Loved it! I was surprised by how much it made! Thank you, for sharing this recipe.

  108. Claire
    07/22/2013 at 7:59 pm

    This was great! My husband (who never likes to try new foods) loved it. He wants me to make it every week! Only thing I did different was used queso quesadilla cheese rather than Monterey jack just because I didn’t have any.

    • 07/22/2013 at 8:51 pm

      So glad you enjoyed this!!

  109. Pat
    07/29/2013 at 6:46 pm

    The recipe sounds delicious. I have all the ingredients on my grocery list for shopping tomorrow. The green stuff looks like cilantro to me so I am going to try it with that. Thanks for sharing. Pat

  110. Shelby
    08/05/2013 at 8:26 pm

    I want to make this, but never have egg noodles and keep forgetting to buy them!!! Do you have to use egg noodles? And if not what other noodle would you recommend!? Thanks :)

    • 08/06/2013 at 1:49 pm

      You don’t have to use egg could always use penne or even rotini!

  111. Reshawna
    08/23/2013 at 8:06 pm

    i made this for dinner tonight! it was a hit. it didnt look like the picture though….i used ground turkey and can corn and by mistake i used the white enchilada sauce because I couldnt tell what color the sauce was from the can…..I have a very picky husband, teenager and 2 year old :/

    • 08/24/2013 at 9:42 am

      Glad this was a hit!

  112. 09/03/2013 at 5:17 pm

    Ok my mouth is watering. Saving this recipe. So hungry right now! The piece of Parsley didn’t trip me out til you mentioned it ;)

    • 09/03/2013 at 8:06 pm

      I hope you try it! Haha, that piece of parsley always trips me out when I see that pic!

      • Linda Clark
        09/10/2013 at 8:53 pm

        Made this today, loved, loved it! Only change I will make next time, and there will be a next time, is to double the enchilada sauce. I will also add fresh cilantro, as someone else suggested, as my family loves it!

      • 09/11/2013 at 7:59 am

        So glad you and your family loved it Linda! I’m happy to hear there’ll be a next time for this dish! :)

  113. 09/13/2013 at 7:45 am

    I made this yesterday and despite a power outage from storms that prevented me from simmering the cheese mixture with the meat, it turned out deliciously after the power came back on for me to bake it. Like a clean hamburger helper with no chemical additives! Cheers.

    • 09/13/2013 at 2:20 pm

      I’m glad your power came back on and that you were able to enjoy this dish!

  114. 09/15/2013 at 5:50 pm

    Hi there. I just had to write and say that this is scrumptious! My husband loved it too. I will be sharing this one. I hope it’s ok to do that and add a link to your site?

    • 09/15/2013 at 6:54 pm

      Hi Jennifer! So glad your family loved this. Yup, it’s fine as long as the recipe steps are rewritten in your own words, photos your own, and a link back! Thanks so much for asking and wanting to share :)

  115. Laura Smith
    10/06/2013 at 9:17 am

    I’m gonna try this tonight for dinner, except I’m going to substitute the ground beef for shredded chicken. Cannot wait, I bet it’ll be absolutely yummy!

    • 10/06/2013 at 5:38 pm

      That sounds good!! I hope you enjoy :)

  116. Sarah Morgan
    11/07/2013 at 8:26 pm

    Made this yummy dish this week for my cousins, who just had a baby. There was so much that I was able to make TWO casseroles. I made a couple of modifications:

    - Used the whole package of egg noodles
    - Green enchilada sauce instead of red (that’s what I had on hand)
    - Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce instead of green chiles (we like food with a kick)
    - Topped casserole with crushed Chili Cheese Fritos (I’m a child of the 70s)
    - Sprinkled the remaining cheddar-jack cheese on top

    Baked at 350F for about 30m. When I served it, we topped it with salsa. Holy Yum Indeed!!

    Thanks for the recipe!! ;-)

    • 11/08/2013 at 8:22 pm

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this with your modifications! Yummy!

  117. This is SUCH an incredible dish. I love enchiladas already, and this was a great way to mix it up.

  118. Christina
    03/29/2014 at 6:55 pm

    I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made this, it’s SO GOOD!! I like to add in some diced tomatoes as well. It’s my favorite dinner dish, for sure. So easy to make in bulk and easy to freeze! The sauce makes an awesome chip dip too. THANK YOU for posting this!

    • Julie
      03/30/2014 at 6:05 pm

      It’s one of our favorites, too, Christina! So glad you love it so much! :)


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