When it comes to squeezing some extra veggies in, cauliflower rice is your best friend! We love it as an easy side dish (find 7 Easy Cauliflower Rice Recipes here), in Cauliflower Rice Burritos, and in casserole form...with this Cauilflower Rice Enchilada Casserole!
This casserole is inspired by a totally indulgent enchilada rice casserole, but is sneakily lightened up with the help of a bag of cauliflower rice.
Not only is it delicious, it's super easy to prep! Just 6 simple ingredients are required!
Reasons you'll ♡ this cauliflower rice enchilada casserole
Ingredients you'll need
- Cauliflower Rice- you can purchase Mann's Riced Cauliflower at your local grocery store, or see this post on How To Make Cauliflower Rice
- Cooked Chicken- you will need fully cooked chicken. You can purchase a rotisserie chicken and shred it, or use 2 of these Perfect Baked Chicken Breasts
- Enchilada sauce- I like to use mild enchilada sauce for my kids
- Cheese- mozzarella is perfect in this recipe but you could use almost any cheese
- Corn- fresh or frozen will do
- Tortillas- corn or flour work, and any size will do, as we are cutting them up. This is a great way to use up old tortillas!
Cauliflower rice casserole FAQ
Do I have to cook the cauliflower rice before adding it?
This recipe was tested with Mann's Riced Cauliflower which is significantly larger than homemade cauliflower rice and requires cooking before adding it to the casserole. I suspect that smaller cauliflower rice would cook through in this casserole without pre-cooking. If you give it a try, let us know how it goes in the comments!
Can this casserole work for meal prep?
This casserole is best eaten fresh from the oven, as the tortillas soften after 24-48 hours. It . *may* be possible to freeze it but I have not personally tried. Find tried and true low carb meal prep recipes here.
What else can I add to this cauliflower rice casserole?
This is a real blank canvas and perfect for adding in your favorite Mexican ingredients:
- Reader Christina added black beans
- Reader Taylor added green chiles
- Reader Denise used corn tortillas
Let's talk toppings!
Like your favorite enchiladas, this cauliflower rice enchilada casserole is all about the toppings. Here are some of our favorite options:
- fresh chopped tomatoes
- avocados or guacamole
- sour cream or greek yogurt
- salsa, salsa verde or pico de gallo
- tortilla strips or chips
More low carb recipes!
- Chicken & Cauliflower Casserole
- Mexican Spaghetti Squash Casserole
- Whole Roasted Cauliflower
- Cauliflower Fried Rice
- Low Carb Meatloaf & Cauliflower Mash
Cauliflower Rice Chicken Enchilada Casserole Video
Wondering how this all comes together? Watch this 1 minute video to see exactly how I prepped this cauliflower rice chicken enchilada casserole. It’s so easy! You can find more of my recipe videos on my YouTube channel.
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- 12 oz package of Mann's Riced Cauliflower (340 g)
- 1 cup corn kernels
- 2 cans enchilada sauce 20 oz, roughly 2.5 cups
- 2 cups cooked rotisserie chicken chopped
- Four 6 inch flour tortillas cut in half
- 1 ½ cups mozzarella cheese or Monterey jack, shredded
- fresh tomatoes
- Heat oven to 350°F.
- Microwave the riced cauliflower (in the sealed package) for 2 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before opening the bag and adding to a large bowl.
- Stir in the corn, enchilada sauce, chicken, and ½ cup cheese (optional).
- In the bottom of a 9x9 inch baking dish, place four of the tortillas, flat side to the outside of the container.
- Top with the filling.
- Add two more tortillas on top, then sprinkle with 1 cup of cheese.
- Bake for 30 minutes.
- Serve with avocado, tomatoes and greek yogurt (or sour cream)
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