Easy 3 ingredient Lazy Enchiladas are also known as Tik Tok Taquito Enchiladas. It only takes a few minutes to prepare this great easy dinner recipe.
These TikTok lazy enchiladas are my husbands new favorite dinner. They are super easy to make and he loves the flavor of them.
I love that you can easily change flavors of Taquitos to make a totally new dinner.
We are big fans of "lazy" dinners as they are being called now. I like to think of them as recipe hacks that save me time and stress when we need an easy dinner.
Have you tried our lazy lasagna recipe. It is similar to this recipe and only uses 3 ingredients.
This is the perfect easy dinner for busy weeknights. Spread out a few optional toppings and let everyone create their own enchilada creation.
It takes very little prep time to make this dish and the cooking time is only 25 minutes total. In less than 30 minutes you can have a great easy dinner ready to go!
This is a quick overview of the simple ingredients that you'll need to make an epic easy Lazy Enchiladas! Specific measurements and step-by-step instructions are included in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
- Frozen Taquitos
- Enchilada Sauce
- Shredded Cheese
Optional Toppings - shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, diced onions, sour cream, cilantro, refried beans, green chilis, black olives, red onion, rice
Frozen Taquitos - You can use any flavor you enjoy. Popular options include Chicken and Cheese Taquitos, Steak and Cheese Taquitos, Seasoned ground beef taquitos, southwest chicken taquitos, nacho cheese taquitos, black been and cheese taquitos, diablo chicken taquitos, and charbroiled chicken breast taquitos.
Flour or Corn tortillas can both be used with these shortcut enchiladas.
Enchilada Sauce - Mild or spicy sauce works great. Red enchilada sauce or green enchilada sauce depending on the flavor combo you enjoy.
We tend to use tomatillo green sauce with chicken and red enchilada sauce with beef.
Shredded Cheese - We used shredded cheddar cheese because we like the flavor but any cheese will work. Mexican blend cheese tastes amazing also.
Non-stick cooking spray
Can opener - to open the can of enchilada sauce
9 x 13 Baking Pan - Also known as a 3 quart casserole dish. You can also use a smaller 8x8 baking dish to make a smaller serving.
Heat resistant potholders - A couple of years ago, we had a fire scare when we didn't realize we had turned a burner on, and a cloth potholder caught fire. Thankfully we walked by the kitchen and saw the smoke and were able to get it out ourselves. Since then, we have only used these heat-resistant potholders.
How to make Lazy Enchiladas
I've included complete instructions in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post, but here's a quick version.
Make sure to preheat the oven.
Step 1 - Evenly spread frozen taquitos in a 9x13 baking dish. Bake
Step 2 - Remove from the oven. Pour enchilada sauce over the top of the taquitos.
Step 3 - Evenly spread shredded cheese over the top of the enchilada sauce.
Return to the oven and bake.
Slow Cooker Instructions
This recipe can be adapted to make in the crockpot.
Stack frozen taquitos in the slow cooker. They may have to go at an angle depending on the size and shape of your crockpot.
Top with enchilada sauce and cook on low for 4 hours, or high for 2 ½ hours.
Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and recover with slow cooker lid until cheese melts. Garnish as desired.
Preparation and Storage
Make Ahead –With only a few minutes of prep time we do not suggest making these ahead of time.
Storage – We stored our leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge.
Freezing/How to freeze –We do not recommend freezing the enchiladas. The texture will change and not taste as good as they do the 1st time you make them.
How to reheat –We reheat the in the microwave. They can also be reheated in the air fryer or in the oven.
Substitutions - Feel free to substitute cheese flavor, enchilada sauce, or type of Taquitos
Vegetarian Option - Can these be made vegetarian? - Yes! We suggest using black bean and cheese taquitos or nacho cheese taquitos.
Vegan Option – Homemade vegan taquitos can be used with vegan cheese
Gluten Free - Taquitos made with corn tortillas are gluten-free. Just make sure the spice and meat marinates are also gluten free.
Smaller Serving Size – This recipe can easily be halved to make a smaller serving. Change to a 8x8 baking dish for smaller serving size.
Make it Spicy – Feel free to add in extra spice with diced jalapenos, chili powder, or your favorite Mexican spices.
Larger Group/More servings – This recipe can be doubled or more to serve a larger group. Simply change the serving size in the recipe card below.
Printable recipe card instructions for Enchiladas casserole are below.
Nutrition information, including calories, protein, calcium, carbohydrates, fiber, vitamin c, potassium, cholesterol, sodium, trans fat, monounsaturated fat, polyunsaturated fat, and more, will vary depending on the products used.
What to Serve with Enchiladas
Garnishes - Sour Cream, Queso Fresco, Cotija Cheese, Hot Sauce, Diced Jalapenos, Guacamole, Avocado Salsa,
Great Easy Dinner Recipes
3 Ingredient Lazy Enchiladas
- 13 Frozen Taquitos 20oz box will have extra taquitos
- 8 Ounce Sharp cheddar cheese Shredded
- 20 Ounce Red Enchilada Sauce Two 10 oz cans
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- Spread frozen taquitos into a casserole dish. Bake for 15 minutes
- Remove from oven, cover in enchilada sauce and top with shredded cheese.
- Bake for an additional 10 minutes