Spicy Mexican Casserole

Spicy Mexican Casserole Recipe

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April Dettmann


This is a super fast, simple dinner casserole for those hectic nights when you just can't face another pizza. It cooks in the microwave in 15 minutes! Serve with a side salad and your good to go. Enjoy!


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5 Min
20 Min


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  • 1 - 5.4oz pkg
    knorr feista sides taco or mexican flavored rice mix
  • 1 - 10oz can(s)
    rotel, undrained
  • 1 - 10oz can(s)
    cream of chicken soup
  • 1 - 9.5oz can(s)
    chicken, undrained
  • 1 1/2 c
    cheddar or mexican blend cheese, shredded
  • 1 pkg
    snack size pkg of doritos, crushed
  • 1/4 c
    jalapeno slices, to taste

How to Make Spicy Mexican Casserole


  1. Spray a 2qt glass casserole dish with Pam cooking spray.
  2. Mix together package of rice mix, can of chicken, Rotel, and cream of chicken soup in the casserole dish.
  3. Place covered dish in the microwave and heat on full power for 5 minutes. Take out and stir.
  4. Place covered dish back in the microwave for another 5 minutes. Takeout and stir again. Check to make sure the casserole isn't drying out. If it is getting too dry, add a little bit of water and stir.(You want it to start to dry a little or it will be too soupy)
  5. Replace cover and heat for 5 more minutes. Remove from the microwave and top with shredded cheese. At this point you can replace the lid for about 5 minutes and let the cheese melt, then top with the crushed Doritos, jalapeno slices and enjoy or top with the cheese, Doritos and jalapenos and place under the broiler in your oven to crisp the Doritos and jalapenos.

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About Spicy Mexican Casserole

Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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