Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas


Skip rolling and just layer these quick and easy enchiladas. This recipe uses a quick blender sauce, but if you're short on time, pick up a can of your favorite red enchilada sauce in the international aisle of your grocery store--you'll need about 3 cups.

Zucchini & Corn Enchiladas
Prep Time:
25 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
8 cups


  • 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cups diced white onion, divided

  • 2 small cloves garlic

  • 1 dried chipotle or ancho chile pepper, stemmed

  • 1 ½ tablespoons chili powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons dried oregano, preferably Mexican

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 16 (5 to 6 inch) corn tortillas

  • 2 cups diced zucchini

  • 2 cups frozen corn

  • 2 cups shredded Colby Jack cheese, divided


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Combine tomatoes, 1 cup onion, garlic, chile, chili powder, oregano, cumin and salt in a blender; puree on high until smooth, about 1 minute.

  3. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Layer 4 tortillas over the sauce. Top with 1/2 cup zucchini, 1/2 cup corn, 1/2 cup cheese and 1/4 cup of the remaining onion. Repeat the layers twice. Top with the remaining tortillas, zucchini, corn and onion. Spread the remaining sauce on top.

  4. Coat a large piece of foil with cooking spray and cover the baking dish tightly. Bake the enchiladas for 10 minutes. Remove the foil and sprinkle on the remaining 1/2 cup cheese. Continue baking until the cheese is melted and the edges are starting to brown, 15 to 20 minutes longer.


To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 2) for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

301 Calories
12g Fat
41g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 cup
Calories 301
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 13g 26%
Total Fat 12g 15%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Vitamin A 1469IU 29%
Vitamin C 17mg 19%
Folate 46mcg 11%
Sodium 528mg 23%
Calcium 290mg 22%
Iron 3mg 16%
Magnesium 78mg 19%
Potassium 633mg 13%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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