Cheesy Mexican Casseroles You Need In Your Life

King Ranch Chicken
Photo: Iain Bagwell

From cheesy enchiladas to classic King Ranch Chicken Casserole, our collection of Mexican Casseroles will have your family waiting at the dinner table with tongues wagging. These no-fuss recipes make great options for entertaining. Whip up your favorite guacamole and salsa recipes and a big pitcher of margaritas on the rocks for a fun and festive menu that your guests won't soon forget.

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These Mexican-Inspired Casseroles are Made to Please

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King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: King Ranch Chicken

This Tex-Mex favorite is a real crowd pleaser. We skipped the canned cream of chicken soup in favor of a homemade base.

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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

These crispy chicken enchiladas are a real dinnertime crowd pleaser. Top with Tomatillo Salsa.

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Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Corn tortillas act as the structure for this tasty casserole. Two cans of cream of chicken soup and an 8-ounce container of sour cream make Chicken Enchilada Casserole one creamy dish.

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Creamy Chicken and Collard Green Enchiladas

Creamy Chicken and Collard Green Enchiladas
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Creamy Chicken and Collard Green Enchiladas

If you're not a fan of collards, you can substitute in other hearty greens like kale.

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Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas
Hector M Sanchez

Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas

This cheesy breakfast casserole is also a favorite for dinner. Serve with chips, guacamole, and salsa for a festive breakfast-for-dinner menu.

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Taco Dinner Mac and Cheese

Taco Dinner Mac and Cheese
Southern Living

Recipe: Taco Dinner Mac and Cheese

Taco Tuesday just got a cheesy makeover.

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Creamy Tex-Mex Cornbread Bake

Cream Tex-Mex Cornbread Bake
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Creamy Tex-Mex Cornbread Bake

It starts in the skillet, it ends in the skillet, and it's ready in 40 minutes. This Tex-Mex casserole gets a Southern flair from buttermilk cornbread mix.

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Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-up

Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-up
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Deb Wise's Tamale Pie Mix-up

Kids having company? This one-dish recipe is made for a crowd, and even the pickiest eaters will love it.

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Squash and Green Chile Casserole

Squash and Green Chile Casserole
Greg Dupree; Prop Styling: Kay E. Clarke; Food Styling: Emily Nabors Hall

Recipe: Squash and Green Chile Casserole

We know what you're thinking—a squash casserole isn't Mexican! This twist has green chiles and tomatillos that turn the heat up take this casserole to the Tex-Mex level.

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Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas
Southern Living

Recipe: Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

This recipe is a breeze if you opt to use store-bought rotisserie chicken.

Video: Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

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King Ranch Chicken

King Ranch Chicken
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: King Ranch Chicken

We gave this classic Tex-Mex recipe a slow cooker makeover that you're going to love.

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole
William Dickey

Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Casserole

This version of King Ranch Chicken Casserole feeds a crowd. Split the full version into two smaller casserole dishes. Store one in the freezer for a quick and easy meal to pull out on a busy weeknight.

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Mexican Lasagna

Ground Beef Recipes: Mexican Lasagna
Southern Living

Recipe: Mexican Lasagna

This reader-favorite can be topped with tomatoes, sour cream, avocado, scallions, or any other Tex-Mex topping.

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Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole

Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole
William Dickey

Recipe: Texas-Style Enchilada Casserole

Instead of enchiladas wrapped in tortillas (that leave room for tortilla-only bites on the end), this casserole has cut tortillas pieces mixed in, so you get enchilada goodness in every bite.

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Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole
Caitlin Bensel

This one-pan meal that's ready in just 35 minutes is your busy weeknight blessing.

Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

Video: Chicken Chilaquiles Casserole

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King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

Video: King Ranch Chicken Mac and Cheese

Our King Ranch Chicken Casserole is the gift that keeps on giving. Your kids will be obsessed with this mac and cheese version of the classic casserole.

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Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Video: Chicken Enchiladas

These chicken enchiladas are an easy recipe that the kids could help with.

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Mexican Mac and Cheese

Mexican Mac and Cheese
Southern Living

Recipe: Mexican Mac and Cheese

Video: Mexican Mac and Cheese

If you have a skillet and 20 minutes, you should make this chorizo-filled Mexican Mac and Cheese.

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Chicken-and-Black Bean Enchiladas

Chicken-and-Black Bean Enchiladas
Van Chaplin

Recipe: Chicken-and-Black Bean Enchiladas

These chicken-and-black bean enchiladas have an easy ingredient list and are on the table in 45 minutes.

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King Ranch Breakfast Strata

King Ranch Breakfast Strata
Greg Dupree

Recipe: King Ranch Breakfast Strata

Turn your weekend brunch into a fiesta with this King Ranch Chicken Casserole-inspired breakfast casserole. We recommend assembling it the night before for the best results.

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Smothered Enchiladas

Smothered Enchiladas
Southern Living

Recipe: Smothered Enchiladas

Video: Smothered Enchiladas

Why eat enchiladas unless they're smothered in homemade sauce?

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Chris' Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese

Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese
Iain Bagwell

Recipe: Chris' Tex-Mex Mac and Cheese

Fresh corn, poblano peppers, chorizo, and pepper jack cheese give this mac and cheese Mexican heat and flavor.

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Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Light King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Craving that King Ranch Chicken flavor but trying to stay on the healthier side? We're here to help.

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Tex-Mex Ravioli Casserole

Tex-Mex Ravioli Casserole
Southern Living

Recipe: Tex-Mex Ravioli Casserole

We love our Mexican mac and cheese recipes, but ravioli is another level of delicious.

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