Healthy Mexican Recipes

Find healthy, delicious Mexican recipes including Mexican drinks, appetizers, soup, salads, casseroles and enchiladas. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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 Spicy Weight-Loss Cabbage Soup

Rating: 4.78 stars 31
Based on a popular weight-loss plan, this healthy cabbage soup recipe gets tons of flavor and a metabolism-boosting kick from spicy chiles.

25-Minute Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas

Rating: 5 stars 6
These chicken enchiladas are great for using up any veggies you have lingering in your fridge. Our chicken enchilada recipe calls for zucchini, squash and onion, but you could easily swap in spinach, onions or potatoes.

Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars 11
Think of this vegetarian enchilada casserole as a veggie-packed Mexican lasagna with corn tortillas standing in for the noodles! If your peppers are mild and you like heat, opt for spicy pico de gallo. This easy vegetarian dinner recipe is sure to become a new family favorite.

Black Bean-Quinoa Bowl

Rating: 3.86 stars 9
This black bean and quinoa bowl has many of the usual hallmarks of a taco salad, minus the fried bowl. We've loaded it up with pico de gallo, fresh cilantro and avocado plus an easy hummus dressing to drizzle on top.

Quick King Ranch Chicken Casserole

Rating: 4.8 stars 7
Usually made by layering creamy chicken and tortillas (lasagna-style), this classic Tex-Mex chicken casserole gets speedier for an easy weeknight dinner when we mix everything together in a skillet, then pop the whole pan under the broiler to make the cheese topping gooey.

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.29 stars 11
Casseroles make perfect meal-prep dinners--this enchilada version is so easy to prep ahead. The whole casserole can be built and left to hang out in the refrigerator for up to three days. Then all you have to do is bake it off on a busy night and you have a healthy dinner on the table in a jiff. The quick homemade enchilada sauce in this recipe is great when you don't have any of the canned sauce on hand--just season crushed tomatoes with spices and salt for an instant enchilada sauce.

Two-Bean Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.67 stars 4
This classic and comforting Mexican dish is easy to make on a busy weeknight.

Skillet Green Chile-Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 5 stars 2
This 45-minute enchilada recipe is bursting with chicken, tomatoes, tomatillos, chile peppers, and cheese, and because it's a one-skillet casserole, cleanup is a breeze.

Cabbage Roll Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: 4.83 stars 7
This 5-ingredient dinner recipe uses two genius hacks to make dinner healthy and get it on the table in under an hour. First, swap in cabbage leaves for tortillas to cut the carbs and get an extra serving of vegetables. Second, use prepared ingredients--spicy refried beans and enchilada sauce--to add tons of flavor without a long ingredient list.

Sheet-Pan Chicken Fajitas

Rating: 5 stars 19
One sheet pan is all you'll need to whip up these zesty chicken fajitas. They're quick and easy to make and cleanup is even faster!

Roasted Vegetable & Black Bean Tacos

Rating: 4.67 stars 4
These hearty vegan tacos are quick and easy to make, perfect for busy weeknights. They are so tasty no one will miss the meat or dairy.

Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Taco Bowls

Rating: 4 stars 4
A bold, smoky marinade elevates roasted cauliflower in this meal-prep version of our popular Chipotle-Lime Cauliflower Tacos (see Associated Recipes). To cut down on prep time, look for precut cauliflower in the produce department. You can also save time by using microwaveable quinoa pouches (you'll need one 8-ounce pouch for this recipe) instead of cooking quinoa.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken Taco Bowls
Make your own crunchy taco bowls with this easy muffin-tin hack! Then fill 'em up with zesty chicken and top them with your favorite taco toppings.
How to Make Baked Churros
The cinnamon-sugar-dusted classic Mexican dessert comes out of the oven crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Tomato & Avocado Salsa
Rating: 4.5 stars
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Lovers of fried fish get the taste without all the calories, and the salsa adds a fresh, clean note. To complete the Baja theme, serve with black beans, some diced mango and a bit of light sour cream.