Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Sunday, May 1, 2022
When you're in the mood for an easy dinner, and want a meal under 35 minutes, try these delicious Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas.

We have made these with all kinds of cooked meats including pork, ground beef so don't let a chicken filling stop you from trying this delicious recipe!

This all-in-one pan meal is layered with flour tortilla stuffed with a creamy white enchiladas sauce is one of the best-tasting casseroles ever.

This super easy casserole meal can be made ahead of time and just reheated, plus for meal prep, this freezes perfectly for up to 3 months for a quick weeknight dinner.

Another time-saver for the chicken casserole is using easy pre-cooked or store-bought brands however you can also boil, pan fry use a rotisserie, or even a frozen pre-cooked chicken you may like.

We often like to serve these with a side of rice and beans which is a favorite combination with this Mexican-style meal.

We love making this casserole for Cinco de Mayo to celebrate the day.

This makes a big 13 x 9 pan with around 8 large flour tortillas or 6 smaller ones and we usually set up a topping serving bar with all kinds of delicious Mexican ingredients with assorted cheeses, vegetables, salsa, and we have more suggestions below.

You can even make this all vegetarian and not add any meat at all and substitute the meat with black beans, cooked broccoli, cauliflower, or another vegetable that your love with cheese.

The family was amazing on this sauce flavor and it's now a preferred meal over the classic Beef and Red Sauce Enchiladas.

I just love making this recipe for Cinco De Mayo it's just a perfect way to celebrate the day so scroll down to the printable recipe card and check out this easy meal all in one Casserole.


a casserole of white enchiladas sauce over flour tortilla baked





Easy Casseroles



This casserole with creamy sauce-filled flour tortillas is made in around 35 minutes and is so easy to make.


With just a few pantry ingredients to keep on hand like chicken broth, green chilies, and tortillas you can whip this up in no time any weeknight.


Also, instead of making side dishes, you can set up a topping serving bar with all our suggestions for a Tuesday Taco night with our suggestions below.


If you love fast and easy recipes, this is one tasty casserole meal.


white sauce enchiladas baked in a casserole revol dish


Ingredients You Will Need for White Enchiladas(for exact measurements scroll to the printable recipe card)

  • cooked chicken or pork(or see options for vegetarian)
  • chicken broth
  • flour tortilla
  • butter
  • whipped cream cheese
  • grated or shredded melting cheese
  • green chilies
  • granulated garlic powder
  • sour cream


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Meat Suggestions and Filling Options


  • All meats must be precooked:
  • Ground Beef (sauteed instead of chicken)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Slices of Sirloin Steak
  • Shredded Pork
  • Shredded Chicken
  • For Meatless substitute:
  • substitute cashew cheese
  • cooked spinach or other greens you prefer
  • black beans
  • salsa
  • sauteed peppers
  • avocado diced or guacamole 
  • chopped tomatoes
  • black sliced olives
  • artichoke hearts chopped fine
  • chopped or riced broccoli or cauliflower steamed 


stuffed flour torilla in a Revol baking dish


Topping and Garnish Suggestions for Enchiladas

( or set up a garnish bar with some of your favorite toppings!)

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Habanero peppers, bells peppers, green chilies, ghost peppers, jalapeno peppers
  • Any kinds of sharp grated cheese fresco or cheddar blends
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Black Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Refried beans heated or black beans
  • Steamed rice
  • Refried bean dip
  • Canned corn heated 
  • Salsa
  • Avocado bean salad


white enchiladas sauce


More Recipes To Try:



Mexican Lasagna
Black Bean Chicken Enchiladas
Taco Bowl
Taco Soup


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Classic Enchiladas



The kids really love this cheesy baked casserole, it's really a creamy delight.


Mexican Casseroles can be adapted so easily to what your family loves for toppings or fillings.


This meal is perfect for a potluck, picnics, and quick throw-together meals for unexpected company and don't forget if you celebrate Cinco De Mayo this is perfect so quick and easy.



Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy White Chicken Enchiladas

Yield: 8
Author: Claudia Lamascolo
Prep time: 15 MinCook time: 34 MinInactive time: 10 MinTotal time: 59 Min
This is a creamy white sauce over a rolled stuffed flour tortilla loaded with cheese and baked.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken or pork (leftover roasted pork tenderloin in any flavor, or pre-cooked rotisserie chicken works great)
  • 6 large flour tortillas or 8 small tortillas (low carb, or any flavors work fine also)
  • 2 to 3 cups of Monterey Jack, white cheddar, or extra sharp grated cheddar cheese ( you can use any kind of shredded melting cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 4 ounces diced green chilies ( I didn't drain them)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic powder
  • 2 tablespoons whipped cream cheese
  • optional: salt, pepper cayenne pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and oil spray a 13 x 9 casserole pan.
  2. Lay the tortilla, add the shredded cheese evenly on the tortilla, then meat.
  3. Roll up the tortilla and add to the prepared oil sprayed pan.
  4. In a medium fry pan on low heat, add the butter, flour, granulated garlic powder, and make a paste this takes around 1 minute.
  5. Add the chicken broth and whisk until smooth.
  6. Whisk in the sour cream, cream cheese, and green chilies.
  7. Do not boil this mixture just heat on low until it's all blended evenly.
  8. Pour the sauce over the tortilla and add shredded cheese all over the top.
  9. Bake at 350 degrees preheated oven just until warmed and cheese is melted for around 35 minutes.

Notes

Meat Suggestions and Filling Options


  • All meats must be precooked:
  • Ground Beef (sauteed instead of chicken)
  • Ground Turkey
  • Slices of Sirloin Steak
  • Shredded Pork
  • Shredded Chicken
  • For Meatless substitute:
  • substitute cashew cheese
  • cooked spinach
  • black beans
  • salsa
  • sauteed peppers
  • avocado diced or guacamole 
  • chopped tomatoes
  • black sliced olives
  • artichoke hearts chopped fine
  • chopped or riced broccoli or cauliflower steamed 


Topping and Garnish Suggestions for Enchiladas

( or set up a garnish bar with some of your favorite toppings!)

  • Diced Tomatoes
  • Habanero peppers, bells peppers, green chilies, ghost peppers, jalapeno peppers
  • Any kinds of sharp grated cheese fresco or cheddar blends
  • Sour Cream
  • Sliced Avocado
  • Black Olives
  • Guacamole
  • Crushed Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Refried beans heated or black beans
  • Steamed jasmine rice
  • Canned corn heated 
  • Salsa
  • Avocado salad
  • Refried bean dip


Nutrition Facts

Calories

450.83

Fat (grams)

24.60

Sat. Fat (grams)

12.04

Carbs (grams)

36.06

Fiber (grams)

2.19

Net carbs

33.87

Sugar (grams)

1.56

Protein (grams)

20.90

Cholesterol (grams)

76.22
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6 comments

  1. Quick, yummy and absolutely comforting!

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  2. This looks absolutely delish. Bookmarked to make sometime this week; I will probably use turkey as that’s what I have on hand. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Easy to follow and flavorful recipe. Perfect for family dinner. Love it! :heart:

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  4. Love enchiladas! Thanks for the recipe.

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  5. This White chicken enchiladas looks delicious.

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  6. This recipe tasted great and we were pleasantly surprised on how easy it was, will make it again for sure!

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