The Pioneer Woman's Favorite Casserole Combines Two Classic Dishes

Everything Ree Drummond makes looks mouth-watering and lip-smacking delicious. Drummond has been on the Food Network sharing her good graces and savory recipes with the world on her show The Pioneer Woman since summer of 2011 — if you can believe it! — according to Serious Eats. What started as a mom with a food and living blog, grew into a total production with a TV show, full-fledged magazine of the same name, a cookware line, and more.

As customary with other professional cooks, there are dishes Drummond holds near and dear to heart. Talking with Food Network, the Pioneer Woman shared her favorite recipes, some of which are copycats of what you might eat at a restaurant while others are P.W. originals such as her Eggbert's Sunrise, Knock-You-Naked-Brownies, and Aunt Trish's Salad Dressing.

While Drummond's Simple Perfect Enchiladas are a showstopper in and of themselves, it's her Chicken Enchilasagna recipe that steals the show.

Ree Drummond's chicken enchilasagna is a flavor party in your mouth

What do you get when you bake chicken enchiladas in lasagna form? Well, chicken enchilasagna, of course! According to Food Network, Drummond's casserole combines all the flavors of lasagna with those of enchiladas. Preparing it as you would a lasagna, meaning in layers, brings out all the gooey-ooey bites of melted cheese and sauce. However, the recipe still boasts strong Mexican flavors thanks to the chili powder-spiced chicken and enchilada sauce.

Drummond's big-batch casserole, which is categorized as "easy" FYI, serves six to eight mouths and takes just under an hour to make (via Food Network). The only downside to this dish is the lengthy grocery list as many of the ingredients you more than likely won't already have on hand (cooked lasagne noodles, part-skim ricotta, skinless chicken breasts, and enchilada sauce, for example). But, if your chicken enchilasagna has any semblance to Drummond's recipe photos, we have an inkling it'll be well worth the trip to the store.