A nice thing about casserole is you could serve one each and every day and every single one of them could be totally different from one another. There are so many delicious options as a base, be it pasta, potatoes, or rice, but this particular one relies on tortillas for starch and structure. It just so happens that it’s also creamy and cheesy and has the lovely flavor of mild green chiles running throughout. What I’m saying is, even if you did make a casserole every single day, this one would stand out.
It’s a simple layered sort of affair, but your first step is to whisk up the sauce which is responsible for all that creaminess. What you’re basically doing is creating your own homemade version of condensed ‘cream of whatever’ soup, so you could sub in two cans for the butter/flour/milk/broth mixture if you’re pressed for time. That mixture will seem thick, but some sour cream rounds it out into a nice creamy one. Green chiles and onion go in too, just to ensure that their flavor is in every single bite of this bake.
From there you line strips of tortilla into your baking dish, followed by shredded chicken (it’s a great use for leftover rotisserie), cheddar cheese, and some of the sour cream mixture. Repeat, top the whole thing off with a nice layer of cheese and pop it in the oven. In a little over a half-hour you’ll have a bubbly, creamy, cheesy bake to slice into.
It’s flavorful, but mild enough for the whole family to enjoy and totally comforting in all its creaminess. While you can never have enough casserole recipes, this is one you won’t soon forget.
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