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Freezer Burrito Casserole

This Freezer Burrito casserole is simple to make, contains 5 ingredients, and is regular food that happens to be gluten free!

Freezer Burrito Casserole

I am always looking for new freezer meals. I love new freezer recipes even more when I can easily make them gluten free. Having meals in my freezer makes dinner on busy days so much easier.

This recipe for Freezer Burrito Casserole is one of my favorite freezer meals. My whole family loves it.

For this freezer burrito casserole I simply adapted one of our favorite 5 ingredient meals.

Freezer Burrito Casserole

I have been doing freezer meals for years. When my kids were little, and I was dealing with a lot of health problems, freezer meals were how I got dinner on the table. I cooked a lot when I felt well and froze it for when I didn’t.

What I froze back then were mainly whole meals and casseroles. Over the years, as my kids grew and my health problems improved, I changed up how I freezer cooked.

I now mainly freeze the main protein part of the meal. Things like cooked taco meat, cooked chicken, meatloaf, and meatballs. I also like to keep things like chili and soup on hand in the freezer.

However I still love to have a few casseroles in the freezer as well. They are great for busy days, but they also work great for a last minute meal for a friend or potluck dinner.

freezer burrito casserole

I make this with corn tortillas in order to keep it gluten free, but if you are not gluten free you can easily use flour tortillas. Or if you are gluten free you can use your favorite gluten free tortilla.

The recipe below is for one casserole. I usually triple it when I make it. That way I can freeze all of them or have one for dinner that night and two for the freezer. You could also easily make four or five of these. It is a really easy recipe to make one or make five.

Freezer Burrito Casserole

If you are a smaller family you can also divide this into two smaller pans. Whatever works for you and what you need.

This is one of those recipes that I love to make when I take a meal to someone. It is easy to make. Kids love it. And I can make it ahead and keep it in the freezer to have on hand whenever I need a meal for someone. 

Need more 5 Ingredient or Less Dinners? Try these:

Freezer Burrito Casserole


Freezer Burrito Casserole

Freezer Burrito Casserole

Freezer Burrito Casserole is an easy make ahead recipe using only five ingredients.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1- 15 ounce can chili beans ( I use Bush's Chili Beans because they are gluten free)
  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas ( If you are gluten free be sure they are 100% corn)


  1. In a skillet brown ground beef until done and no longer pink. Drain off any fat. Let meat mixture cool completely.
  2. Stir in chili beans.
  3. Line a 9x13 freezer safe pan with 6 tortillas. Cutting if needed to fit pan.
  4. Layer meat mixture onto tortillas.
  5. Sprinkle with half of the cheese.
  6. Place remaining 6 tortillas on top of cheese. Cutting if needed to fit pan.
  7. Spread salsa on top of tortillas.
  8. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  9. Cover with foil or freezer safe lid and freeze.
  10. Defrost and bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until heated through.
  11. You can bake this from frozen, but it will take about 60 minutes to heat completely through. Do not put a cold/frozen glass dish in a hot oven.
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  1. I would just make a note that if they need it to be gluten-free to shred their own cheese. They coat the pre-shredded cheese in flour to keep from sticking. I look forward to making this dish soon!

  2. Adeem Castillo says

    Do you bake covered or uncovered ?

  3. How long can these be frozen for?

    • I have kept this in the freezer for about two months and it has been fine. It usually doesn’t stay in my freezer for too long because we end up using it so quickly.

  4. If I wanted to use flour tortillas for this freezer meal, would they work ok?? Or would they get mushy?

  5. Maria Lowry says

    How many servings does this make?

    • I would say 6-8 depending on what you serve it with. It serves my family of five with a little leftover for my husband’s lunch the next day. I hope that helps and that you enjoy it!

  6. Jane Harris says

    What type of salsa do u use?

    • I just use jar salsa or whatever I have on hand. You could probably use a fresh salsa for this, but I think it would change the texture. I hope that helps.

  7. Can you add refried beans to the meat mixture or will that ruin the recipe?

    • Refried beans would work fine. You could either use both kinds of beans to stretch it more or use refried beans in place of the other beans. Either way should work fine. I hope that you enjoy it.

  8. I made these the other day and did not have any shredded cheese on hand (it’s been weeks since our stores have had cheese in stock) so I used a small amount of Tostito’s salsa con queso and spread it across the top of each burrito. That worked just fine, and in a pinch was not a bad substitute. Luckily, I had a jar of the con queso and I’ve got a large jar of salsa still unopened in my larder. It might be a “replacement solution” one of your readers could try in a pinch, if they’re in the same boat as us! We don’t eat a lot of mexican type dishes but we have to start using up what we have on hand. It needed to be done anyhow!

    • My kids love queso so I often have some. I am glad to know that it works. And great job using what you have on hand. We are all doing a lot of the lately.


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