Enchilada Casserole (GF Option)

This delicious enchilada casserole is so versatile. Simply use any precooked meat or poultry that you have on hand and combine it with some gluten-free tortillas, pinto beans, homemade enchilada sauce and lots of other delicious real food ingredients to create a hearty, flavorful meal the whole family with love.

This casserole makes a wonderful meal to make for a “meals ministry” or church fellowship. It also freezes well, so why not prepare two and freeze one for a future meal. When ready to bake, simply thaw the casserole completely in the fridge, and then bake for a quick weeknight meal.

Enchilada Casserole

Yield: 4-5 servings

Enchilada Casserole


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked & shredded meat such as chicken, turkey or pulled pork
  • 1 cup finely chopped yellow onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 2/3 cups homemade enchilada sauce
  • 1/3 cup cultured sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1 1/2 cup cooked soaked pinto beans (I use crockpot pinto beans)
  • 2 1/2 cups grassfed or raw cheddar cheese, grated
  • 4 gluten-free tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Oil an 8x8-inch baking dish and add a very thin layer of enchilada sauce to bottom of dish.
  2. In a large skillet, over medium-high heat, add about a tablespoon of oil, garlic and onions, Sauté until golden brown and soft.
  3. Add the precooked meat, olives, beans, sour cream and remaining enchilada sauce. Reduce heat and allow to simmer for 10 minutes.
  4. Then, layer the casserole in your baking dish as follows: tortilla, meat-sauce mixture, shredded cheese, tortilla, etc. ending with a layer of cheese.
  5. Cover and bake for approximately 30 minutes until heated through.
  6. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving. (Recipe inspired by Passionate Homemaking.)

You Might Also Like:


  1. says

    Hi Kelly, I love your site and have pinned many dishes that I’m anxious to try. Tonight, I made this for my family {our first Mexican night since starting to Eat Clean}…. and it was a HUGE hit! My family LOVED this!!! Thanks for a great recipe.

    • Kelly says

      hooray! so glad your family enjoyed the recipe. thank you so much for taking the time to leave a kind note! what a blessing! :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

7 + = thirteen

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>