Enchilada Stuffed Pepper Casserole

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada casserole, enchilada stuffed pepper casserole
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 778
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Your family will love this ENCHILADA STUFFED PEPPER CASSEROLE, an easy weeknight meal so delicious and full of flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 2 8 ounce packages low fat cream cheese
  • 1 ounce Taco Seasoning Click for Homemade Recipe!
  • 1 15 ounce can corn, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 15 ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 4.5 ounce can Old El Paso chopped green chiles
  • 3 tablespoons Old El Paso red enchilada sauce
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped
  • 4 cups cooked white rice
  • 2 green bell peppers chopped into large pieces, seeds removed
  • 2 red bell peppers chopped into large pieces, seeds removed
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese divided
  • 1 cup shredded mild cheddar cheese divided
  • diced tomatoes and cilantro for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a large bowl, heat the cream cheese in the microwave for 30-40 seconds or until softened. Mix in the taco seasoning, corn, beans, tomatoes, chiles, enchilada sauce, and cilantro. Stir to combine. Stir in the rice and ½ cup of each of the cheeses until fully combined. Set aside.
  • Spray a large baking dish with nonstick spray. I used a 10” round dish, but you can also use a 9x13.
  • Start by making a layer of the green peppers along the bottom of the dish. Top with half of the rice mixture, and use a spoon to smooth out as much as possible.
  • Layer in the red peppers and top with last half of the rice mixture. Top with the remaining ½ cup of each of the cheeses and sprinkle with more cilantro.
  • Bake for 30 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly and melted and the casserole is fully heated through.
  • Remove from the oven and top with more cilantro and diced tomatoes. Serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!

NOTES:

  • This is a vegetarian version, but it’s also delicious with meat added in! Add in some browned hamburger or rotisserie chicken (about 1 ½ cups) for some extra flavor!
  • To make this dish a bit healthier, you can scale back on the cheese. You can leave the shredded cheese out all together, or just add a sprinkle on top, up to you!

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Nutrition

Calories: 778kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 113mg | Sodium: 1916mg | Potassium: 930mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 4110IU | Vitamin C: 140.3mg | Calcium: 571mg | Iron: 3.1mg