Burrito Casserole

March 26, 2015

Burrito Casserole is a casserole that will “wow” the family time after time. Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes,  and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas, and topped with more gooey cheese, diced avocado, tomatoes, black olives, and fresh chopped cilantro.

Burrito Casserole is as easy as 1-2-3 to make compared to when I’ve made my Burrito Recipe and end up spending time constructing the Burritos and all that happy jazz. I don’t know about you; I just run out of time most workdays. I get frustrated if dinner takes too long!


Burrito CasseroleAfter seeing a delicious-looking ” Mexican Lasagna” on Pinterest almost three years ago, I said… now there’s an idea to be reckoned with, why didn’t I think of that?… I know by now most have all made/seen the “Mexican Lasagna” on Pinterest almost three years ago that went viral,  this is very similar in the sense of utilizing tortillas as a layer.



Burrito CasseroleBelow you will find my simple and easy as 1-2-3 Burrito Casserole that was inspired by Robin Miller’s “Mexican Lasagna” that aired on Food Network and took Pinterest by storm.





Ingredients needed for the Burrito Casserole 

  • 1-2  tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 – 6-ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts, sliced
  • One small yellow onion, diced
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 of a cup of water
  • One package of taco seasoning
  • One package of corn tortillas
  • Two cans of  10 ounces Ro*tel tomatoes with chilies, divided by 3
  • Two cans of 7 ounce Verde Salsa, divided by 3
  • One can of 15 ounce refried beans
  • Eight ounces of freshly shredded Colby-jack cheese, divided by 4
  • Eight ounces freshly shredded cheddar cheese, divided by 4
  • One avocado, diced
  • One tomato, diced
  • One small can of black olives, sliced
  • chopped cilantro, garnish
  • Sour Cream
  • lime wedges, if desired






Burrito Casserole

Burrito Casserole

Delicious shredded chicken breasts seasoned with Taco seasoning, fresh lime juice, smothered in Colby-Jack Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, refried beans, Ro*tel tomatoes, and salsa Verde all between layers of fresh corn tortillas.
5 from 12 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Cool 10 mins
Total Time 55 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 596 kcal


  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3-6 ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts sliced
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 lime 1 lime juice of
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1 package corn tortillas
  • 2- 10 ounce Ro*tel tomatoes with chilies divided by 3
  • 2-7 ounce can of salsa verde divided by 3
  • 1-15 ounce can of refried beans
  • 8 ounces Colby-jack cheese freshly shredded divided by 4
  • 8 ounces cheddar cheese freshly shredded divided by 4
  • 1 avocado diced
  • 1 tommato diced
  • 1 small can of black olives sliced
  • chopped cilantro to garnish
  • ½ cup Sour Cream to serve
  • 2 limes sliced- if desired


  • Heat 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large metal skillet over medium heat before adding sliced chicken breasts, cook chicken about 5 minutes or so then add diced onion, cook, till chicken is done – about another 7 minutes. Add the juice of 1 lime, 1/4 of a cup of water, and 1 package of taco seasoning. Cook another 4-5 minute on low. Remove from heat, let cool.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Once the chicken has cooled place in a large food processor- pulse 3 or 4 times, careful not to purée chicken only shred – divide shredded chicken in 2.
  • Spray a 9 x 13 glass baking dish with cooking spray
  • Add a layer of corn tortillas- about 6 tortillas, 1/2 of chicken breast, 1/3 of a can of Ro*tel tomatoes, 1/3 of the Verde Salsa, 1/4 of each cheese- Repeat layer 1 more time.
  • The next layer you will do will be a layer of refried beans on top of the corn tortillas and 1/4 of each cheese, the final 1/3 of Ro*tel tomatoes, final 1/3 of Verde Salsa, top with final layer of corn tortillas, place the final amount of both kinds of cheese on top of casserole, cover with tin foil and cook about 18 minutes covered and 3-5 minutes uncovered.
  • Cool 10-15 minutes before cutting and serving
  • Maybe topped with diced avocado, diced tomatoes, black olives, chopped cilantro, and sour cream if desired.


Adapted from Robin Miller’s “Mexican Lasagna”
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Calories: 596kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 26gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 20gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 1103mgPotassium: 629mgFiber: 8gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1789IUVitamin C: 22mgCalcium: 627mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Burrito Casserole, Burritos
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  • Reply
    Kristen from The Road to Domestication
    April 3, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hey, Heidy! Just popping by to let you know that this post has been featured over at this week’s #HomeMattersParty – congratulations! We’d love for you to come check it out. Friday!

  • Reply
    March 29, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    We love mexican food. This Burrito casserole just looks stupendous,easy and yummy!

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