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Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake. Quick-cooking ground meat, seasoned with a homemade mix of spices and tossed together with a smoky salsa verde sauce. Top this saucy enchilada skillet with tortillas rolled up with cheese, then bake up in the oven. A bubbly verde sauce and melty cheese are all tucked into this skillet meal creating a delicious twist on classic baked enchiladas. Serve with dollops of sour cream, fresh herbs, and avocado on top. So yummy and so easy to create!

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

Hi from LA! It’s been such a nice few days in the city with sunshine and warmer temperatures. A nice change of pace from cold and snowy Colorado. By the time this post is live, I’ll be back home, but not for long! I’m heading back out of town on Sunday and looking forward to another trip.

I don’t usually do back-to-back trips, but it’s been nice traveling more during the spring mud season here at home.

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

Because of all the travel, I’ve definitely been in need of more simple dinners that don’t take much effort. Sometimes these dishes really are all I have time for on busier nights or after returning home from the airport.

Honestly, it’s so nice. I think these simple-style recipes are the ones we can all lean on most. Especially as the weather starts to become nicer the more we get into spring.

And I love anything with a spicy Mexican flare!! These enchiladas are going to become a new dinner staple!

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

The details

We’re going to start out with some ground chicken or beef. Either one works great for this recipe, so use what you prefer or happen to have on hand.

I like to cook the meat in an oven-safe skillet adding a yellow onion and a couple of poblano peppers. The peppers add a nice smoky, lightly spicy flavor. I just love cooking with poblanos, they’re so flavorful.

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

For the seasoning, I used a mix of chili powder, smoked paprika, and garlic powder. Sometimes I like to add some cumin and cayenne too.

Then a whole jar of salsa verde goes in with a few spoonfuls of cream cheese. The cream cheese sounds odd, but it’s going to make the sauce nice and creamy. Next, roll the tortillas (either corn or flour) up with cheese and stick them directly into the sauce. Finish the skillet off with cheese and then bake until that cheese is all melty and the sauce is bubbling.

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

Simple, with so many delicious flavors going on. Anyone who enjoys Mexican and a little heat will love this dish!

I always make a side of cilantro rice as well. I also top the skillet with my favorite mix of toppings: fresh cilantro, green onions, sour cream, and avocado.

Oh, and some lime too. Yum, this dish is so delish!

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake |

Looking for other skillet dinners? Here are my favorites: 

One Skillet White Chicken Chili Bake

Lemon Butter Dijon Chicken and Orzo with Feta Sauce.

Broccoli Cheddar Chicken and Rice Casserole

Skillet Chicken Fajitas with Creamy Jalapeño Verde Sauce

One Skillet Louisiana Style Chicken and Rice

Lastly, if you make these Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Easy Skillet Cheesy Green Chile Enchilada Bake

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 394 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 400°.
    2. In a large oven-safe skillet, combine the olive oil, meat, onion, and peppers. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks, until browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chili powder, paprika, and garlic powder, 1 cup water, 1 jar salsa verde, and season with salt. Simmer 5-8 minutes. Mix in the cream cheese until creamy. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
    3. Sprinkle the shredded cheese down the center of each tortilla, tuck, and roll. Place the tortillas, seam side down, into the skillet overtop of the meat. Pour over the remaining jar of salsa verde. Top with the remaining shredded cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes, until the cheese has melted.
    5. Serve warm, drizzled with yogurt mixed with lime and salt. Top with avocado, cilantro, chopped green onions, and jalapeños. Enjoy!
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    1. Hi Kerstin,
      Sure, I don’t see why not! Let me know if you give this recipe a try, I hope you love it! xx

    1. Hi Erin,
      Wonderful!! So glad to hear that this dish turned out well for you, thanks a lot for making it! xT

  1. This was a easy and delicious. Made this over the weekend and it was a smashing hit. I will make this again and again. Thank you for such amazing recipes!

    1. Hey Natalie Jo,
      So glad to hear this recipe turned out nicely for you, thanks for making it and your comment:)

  2. 5 stars
    Made with ground turkey and it was delicious!!! Bonus-it was super easy. I will make again and again!

    1. Hey Julie,
      Happy Monday! I love to hear that this recipe turned out well for you, thanks a lot for making it! Xx

  3. 5 stars
    Great flavors! This was a hit for my whole family and our guests. I made a double batch and we barely have leftovers! 🥰

    1. Hey Katie,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I’m so glad to hear it was a hit! xT

    1. Hi Ashley,
      You could start this on the stove top and then transfer to a baking dish to bake. I hope this helps, let me know if you give this recipe a try! xT

  4. 5 stars
    Tieghan- you really knocked it out of the park with this one. The skillet bake is now the only way I’ll be making enchiladas- it’s so easy! The green chilis are chefs kiss. Thank you for helping me cook another delicious meal for my family.

    1. Wow, thanks so much Alisha!! Love to hear that this recipe was a hit with your family, thanks for giving it a try! xT

    1. Thanks so much Sarah!! I love to hear that this recipe turned out nicely for you, thanks for making it! xT

  5. 5 stars
    LOVE. Easy and so so delicious. Obsessed with your one pan recipes. We preferred making these with ground turkey 🙂

    1. Hi Angelina,
      Thanks so much for trying this dish and your feedback, so glad to hear that it turned out well for you! Xx

    1. Hey AJ,
      Thanks so much for trying this recipe and your comment, love to hear that it turned out well for you! Have a great Monday! xT

  6. 5 stars
    LOVE this recipe. So easy and has so much flavor. I used ground Turkey which also tasted great. Thank you for sharing!

  7. This was great!!! I will make again. But can you edit the recipe ingredient list removing the “2 jars”. I bought 24 oz’s of salsa verde. 🙁 I thought it was entirely too much so I perused the reviews and found a couple comments about it. Silver lining is I’ll make again soon since I have extra salsa verde!