Bubble Up Enchilada Bake

This enchilada recipe has quite the twist! It’s made with canned biscuit dough instead of enchiladas and it’s so much fun!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!
My favorite holiday of the year is coming up soon. Any guesses what it is??

Cinco de Mayo.

Apparently, it’s not that big of a deal in Mexico.

Americans have sort of taken it over and turned it into a big taco fest and I’m absolutely, 100 percent okay with big taco fests.

I mean. Taco. Fest.

Who would turn that down?

Taco fests are my jam.

This year, I thought we’d experiment with some other recipes, though.

My family will only eat tacos for 3.423 meals in a row before they start giving me dirty looks.

Enchiladas are always a favorite, but when I got it in my head that I needed enchiladas for dinner, I was all out of tortillas. The horror!

I mean, honestly. We are much more likely to have tortillas in our house than sandwich bread. My husband finds this odd, but you’d think he’d understand me after nearly 20 years of marriage.

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

So, anyway, when that enchilada craving hit, I improvised and used canned biscuit dough.

I always have tons of tubes of dough in my fridge. Is that weird? I don’t think so! They’re so versatile.

Anyway, I just chopped up some biscuits, coated ’em in enchilada sauce (my favorite kind is from Trader Joe’s, but any canned or homemade sauce works here!), and then threw the rest of the enchilada fixin’s right on top.

Couldn’t be easier than this!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

You can totally customize this to fit your family’s tastes!

Use ground or shredded chicken instead of the beef.

Swap out green enchilada sauce for the red.

Add more or less cheese. (I vote for more. Who would use less cheese?!)

Toss in some black beans and chopped tomatoes. 

The biscuits “bubble up” as they bake, which is how this gets the name!

An enchilada casserole made of biscuits instead of tortillas...perfect for Cinco de Mayo!

You’ll probably notice that I have a lot of Mexican inspired recipes on this blog.

I’m just a white girl in the middle of a bunch of cornfields, so I don’t claim that these are authentic, but they sure hit the spot for my family!

You might like my low carb taco casserole or my fried tacos, too. Oh, and my taco lasagna? Seriously good stuff.

Hope you enjoy! 🙂


bubble up enchilada casserole with biscuits
4.43 from 7 votes

Bubble Up Enchilada Bake

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: comfort food, kid-friendly recipes, weeknight dinner recipes
Calories: 653 kcal

 This bubble up enchilada casserole gets it's name from the way the biscuits bubble up as they bake! It's always a hit with my family.


  • 1 package Pillsbury Grands! biscuit dough
  • 10 ounces enchilada sauce
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 packet taco seasoning
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles
  • 1 cup grated cheddar
  • 1 cup grated pepper jack or monterey jack
  • Cilantro for garnish
  • Avocado or guacamole for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Open the biscuits and slice each biscuit into 8 small pieces. Add to a medium bowl and pour the enchilada sauce over the top. Stir to coat.
  3. Brown the ground beef in a large skillet. Drain the grease and stir in the taco seasoning and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir in the green chiles.
  4. Pour the biscuits and enchilada sauce into a 9x13 baking dish. Top with the ground beef. Sprinkle the cheese evenly over the top.
  5. Bake for 30 minutes or until the biscuits are cooked through and the cheese is fully melted.
  6. Top with cilantro, avocado, sour cream, hot sauce, etc.
Nutrition Facts
Bubble Up Enchilada Bake
Amount Per Serving
Calories 653 Calories from Fat 351
% Daily Value*
Fat 39g60%
Saturated Fat 15g94%
Cholesterol 90mg30%
Sodium 1949mg85%
Potassium 431mg12%
Carbohydrates 45g15%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 1220IU24%
Vitamin C 10.1mg12%
Calcium 334mg33%
Iron 5.2mg29%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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