baked carnitas casserole verde in a white dish with one piece removed

Carnitas Casserole Verde

Shredded pork, cream cheese, tomatillo sauce and Monterey jack cheese, make a delicious one dish meal that comes together quickly with amazing flavor!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 341 kcal
Author chellie


  • 2 1/2 cups shredded pork
  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 1 16 oz jar of salsa verde mild, medium or hot
  • 2 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 8oz block of Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
  • Cilantro for serving


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Reserve 1 cup of salsa.
  3. Combine cream cheese and remaining salsa and mix well.
  4. Wrap tortillas between damp paper towels and warm in the microwave for 1 minute.
  5. Pour 1 cup salsa on the bottom of a 9x13 pan.
  6. Spread 5 tortillas in the pan.
  7. Spread ⅓ of the sauce on top of the tortillas
  8. Place half of the shredded pork on top.
  9. Follow pork with ⅓ of the cheese
  10. Repeat steps 6-9.
  11. Finish with a layer of tortillas, sauce and cheese.
  12. Bake for 30 minutes, or until warmed through.
  13. Serve topped with Cilantro
Nutrition Facts
Carnitas Casserole Verde
Amount Per Serving
Calories 341 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 680mg 28%
Potassium 491mg 14%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 5g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 12.6%
Vitamin C 4.1%
Calcium 7.2%
Iron 9.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.