Healthy Enchilada Recipes

Find healthy, delicious enchilada recipes including cheese, chicken and low-fat enchiladas. Healthier recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

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Chicken Enchilada Skillet Casserole

This simplified take on cheesy chicken enchiladas only requires one pan for cooking and eliminates the need to stuff and roll corn tortillas. Charring the veggies in a cast-iron skillet adds depth of flavor. Don't worry if you don't have one, because you can use any oven-safe skillet instead.
By Andrea Kirkland

Easy Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4.29 stars
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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.

Adobo Chicken & Kale Enchiladas

Rating: 4.89 stars
10
Put out your favorite toppings for these quick and healthy layered enchiladas. We like cilantro, sour cream, guacamole and jalapeños.

25-Minute Sweet Potato & Bean Enchiladas

These quick sweet potato and bean enchiladas are diabetes-friendly thanks to egg wraps that are lower in carbs than traditional tortillas. The vegetarian filling is both sweet and savory, while the topping adds texture and freshness.
By Julia Levy

Potato Enchiladas

Rating: 3 stars
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Frozen potatoes, often labeled diced hash brown potatoes, make these healthy enchiladas come together quickly. Feel free to sub in sweet potatoes for an added boost of vitamin A, if desired.

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
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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.

25-Minute Chicken & Veggie Enchiladas

Rating: 5 stars
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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.

Beans & Greens Enchiladas

Rating: 3 stars
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Any type of canned bean will work in these easy layered enchiladas, but our favorite combination is a mix of black and pinto beans. Serve as a vegetarian main dish or as a tasty side for roasted pork or chicken.

Firehouse Enchiladas

Rating: 4 stars
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Our take on this popular Mexican dish certainly does not disappoint. Packed with protein and easy to make, this recipe is the perfect dinner solution.

Quinoa Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 5 stars
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Protein-rich quinoa makes a satisfying layer in this easy Mexican casserole recipe. If you want to make this dish vegetarian, beans are a nice swap for the chicken. Serve with a green salad tossed with an oregano vinaigrette.

Zucchini Enchiladas

Rating: 4.75 stars
3
Using thinly sliced zucchini in place of tortillas is a great way to cut back on carbs and still enjoy cheesy chicken enchiladas. If you like the heat, opt for a spicy enchilada sauce.
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Inspiration and Ideas

13 Easy Enchilada Recipes to Make for Dinner Tonight
Need an easy and healthy dinner idea? Try one of these enchilada recipes for a flavorful and filling meal.
Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Enchiladas
Rating: Unrated
2
The butternut squash and cauliflower in these easy layered enchiladas are frozen and don't need to be thawed, making this a healthy and quick dinner. Look for canned tomatillos, sometimes labeled green tomatoes, in the international aisle of your grocery store.

Chicken Enchiladas Verdes

Rating: 4.5 stars
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This easy, creamy chicken enchilada recipe uses premade green salsa for a quick enchilada sauce. Not in a verde mood? Use tomato salsa instead.