8 Easy Enchilada Recipes When You Need a Break from Tacos

Best Enchilada Recipes

Looking for some healthy flavorful dinner inspiration? These easy enchilada recipes are not just filling and delicious but can also be easily prepped ahead of time. Just do all the chopping and rolling, cover the whole dish, and stick it in the fridge until you're ready to bake. These easy enchilada recipes are also great for when you just don't have the energy for clean-up — one pan, no problem.

Most enchilada recipes can be customized to turn a chicken enchilada into a beef enchilada or make them vegetarian by going simple with cheese enchiladas. Bottom line: Everyone gets an enchilada that speaks to their appetite and eating style.

View recipe / Kiss in the Kitchen

A cheese enchilada recipe is a good staple to have in your back pocket. This recipe from KISS in the Kitchen dietitian Shannon Aleise Garcia is basically the love child of fajitas and enchiladas you didn't even know was missing from your life. Thanks to the combination of protein-rich cheese and savory portobello mushrooms, it's a satisfying option for a meatless meal. It also happens to be a gluten-free enchilada recipe, for those who need it.

View recipe / Cashews and Quinoa

Need to keep things simple? This easy enchilada recipe from Erin Cooper, R.D. for Cashews and Quinoa happens to be vegan and has a short list of ingredients but packs a lot of nutrients into one casserole dish.

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Looking for a healthier way to get that creamy enchilada filling? You'll love this creative chicken enchiladas recipe from Brittany Poulson, R.D.N., of Your Choice Nutrition, which features, surprisingly, hummus. (Trust us, it's goooood.) In addition to a smooth and satisfying texture, you'll also get extra fiber and some healthy fats.

View recipe / Eleat Sports Nutrition

This black bean sweet potato version from sports dietitian Angie Asche is a flavorful vegan enchiladas recipe for busy weeknights. The easy enchiladas make for a great source of complex carbs and plant-based protein, so you can feel confident with this as your post-workout dinner.

View recipe / Zest Nutrition Service

If you'd typically whip together a beef enchiladas recipe but are looking to change things up, consider this vegetarian swap. Jackfruit works nicely as a satisfying meat alternative in this easy enchilada recipe from dietitian Colleen Wysocki-Woods of Zest Nutrition Service.

View recipe / Meals with Maggie

Is it a lasagna recipe or an enchilada casserole recipe? Answer: Neither and both. Whatever you decide to call it, you'll love how the avocado in this easy recipe from dietitian Maggie Farley gives the whole dish a delicious pop of flavor and a creamy texture. You can this enchilada casserole with tortillas or corn lasagna noodles.

View recipe / Alena Kharlamenko

So this might not be the most authentic enchiladas recipe, but it's a delicious way to get the same bold flavors while also sneaking in more fresh produce into your diet. This nutrient-rich recipe from dietitian Alena Kharlamenko is a creative take on enchiladas that are great for a make-ahead meat-free, gluten-free meal.

View recipe / Colleen Christensen Nutrition

Looking for a simple meal that takes 10 minutes to prep and is ready in under an hour? You'll love this vegetarian enchilada casserole recipe from dietitian and founder of No Food Rules Colleen Christensen. It also makes a great freezer meal if you want to make ahead of time for when you just don't feel like lifting a finger to cook.

This article was written by Jessica Cording, CDN, MS, RD from Shape and was legally licensed through the Industry Dive publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@industrydive.com.

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