Lazy Enchiladas with a plate of green chilis at the back.
Lazy Enchiladas are made easier by layering frozen taquitos, sauce, chilis, and cheese in a casserole dish and baking until bubbly.
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If you like enchiladas, then you will love how quick and easy these Lazy Enchiladas are to make. One pan, 5 ingredients, and 20 minutes needed to prepare a layered Mexican meal.

Lazy Enchiladas served on a white plate.


Lazy Enchiladas (Frozen Taquito Casserole)

Have you seen the easy Lazy Enchiladas recipe that’s trending on TikTok? With only 5 minutes to prep using frozen taquitos, a few cans of sauce and chilis, shredded cheese, and cilantro, this TikTok lazy enchiladas sounds almost too good to be true!

While a lazy enchilada casserole may not be the classic way to cook this comfort food, it cuts down on time and effort when you have a hungry family to feed or you’re simply lacking the energy to make my from scratch Chicken Enchilada Bake, Beef Enchilada Casserole, and Mini Enchilada Cups, or you’re just feeling….lazy!

Why roll enchiladas when there’s a faster way to create the same meaty, melted cheesy, saucy flavors you love? This 20-minute lazy enchiladas recipe is a shortcut solution to turn frozen taquitos into a delicious, easy dinner.

Why We Love Lazy EnChiladas With Taquitos Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make in 20 minutes.
  • Uses only 5 simple ingredients.
  • Simply layer everything in a single casserole dish and bake until bubbly.
  • Requires no rolling, stuffing, or laboring in the kitchen.
  • A delicious one-dish dinner that’s packed with protein.
  • Perfect for tailgating and football parties, potlucks, or a hearty family meal.

Lazy Enchiladas Ingredients

Lazy Enchiladas ingredients.
  • Frozen beef & cheese taquitos
  • Enchilada sauce: You can use green enchilada sauce or red enchilada sauce.
  • Mild diced green chilis
  • Colby jack cheese
  • Fresh cilantro

See the recipe card for full information on ingredients and quantities.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Tasty Toppings: Serve your taquitos enchiladas with your favorite Mexican toppings, such as sour cream, diced tomatoes, sliced olives, diced avocado, sliced jalapenos, shredded lettuce, refried beans, yellow rice, and chopped fresh cilantro.
  • Make It With Other Meat: Feel free to substitute chicken & cheese taquitos for the ground beef taquitos. For a meatless meal, you can use bean & cheese taquitos.
  • Change The Cheese: If you want to use a more authentic Mexican cheese for melting, you could use Queso Asadero, Queso Fresco, or Oaxaca. Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese are also great choices for this dish.
taking a piece of lazy enchiladas from the casserole dish.

How to Make Lazy Enchiladas

  1. Layer: Place a single layer of taquitos into the bottom of the baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the taquitos, followed by the diced chilis, and sprinkle shredded cheese over the top.
  2. Bake: Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  3. Serve: Allow the enchiladas to rest for 5 minutes, then garnish with cilantro before serving. Enjoy!
Place the taquitos into the baking dish. Pour the enchilada sauce over the taquitos. Top with shredded cheese and bake.

Tips For Making Lazy Enchiladas

  • Feel free to make your own enchilada sauce if you have a recipe you love. If using a homemade enchilada sauce, you will need about 1¼-1½ cups for this recipe. 
  • You can add a layer of traditional refried beans or refried black beans to the bottom of the baking dish before adding the layer of frozen taquitos for a twist on this easy recipe.

How to Store Lazy Enchiladas

  • To Store: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The longer these sit, the softer the corn tortillas will become.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.
casserole dish with lazy enchiladas.

Frequently Asked Questions

What should I serve with my lazy enchiladas?

This dish is a hearty meal that can be served with a simple green salad, or a side of veggies. My Broccoli Slaw or whole roasted cauliflower head would pair perfectly with this dish.

What if I’m not feeling lazy?

If you have the time to make a from-scratch meal, you must try my beef enchilada casserole. Or for a “less lazy” enchilada recipe, my buffalo chicken enchiladas can be prepared in the instant pot, slow cooker, or saucepan.

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taking a square piece of lazy enchiladas from casserole dish using wooden spoon.

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Lazy Enchiladas with a plate of green chilis at the back.

Lazy Enchiladas

Serves — 8
Lazy Enchiladas are made easier by layering frozen taquitos, sauce, chilis, and cheese in a casserole dish and baking until bubbly.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 22.5 ounces box frozen beef & cheese taquitos
  • 10 ounces can of enchilada sauce
  • 4 ounces can of mild diced green chilis
  • 8 ounces block of Colby jack cheese shredded
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro chopped

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a 9×13 glass baking dish with cooking spray.
  • Place the frozen beef & cheese taquitos into the baking dish in a single layer.
    22.5 ounces box frozen beef & cheese taquitos
  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the entire surface of the taquitos, followed by the diced green chilis.
    10 ounces can of enchilada sauce, 4 ounces can of mild diced green chilis
  • Top the entire dish of lazy enchiladas with the shredded cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
    8 ounces block of Colby jack cheese
  • Allow the lazy enchiladas to rest for 5 minutes, then garnish with the chopped fresh cilantro before serving.
    1 tablespoon fresh cilantro

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. The longer these sit, the softer the corn tortillas will become.
  • To Reheat: Reheat in the microwave or oven until heated through.
Tips:
  • Feel free to make your own enchilada sauce if you have a recipe you love. If using a homemade enchilada sauce, you will need about 1¼-1½ cups for this recipe.
  • You can add a layer of traditional refried beans or refried black beans to the bottom of the baking dish before adding the layer of frozen taquitos for a twist on this easy recipe.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 129kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 535mg | Potassium: 52mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 539IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

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Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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