Easy Enchilada Recipes

Chicken, Cheese and Mushroom Enchiladas with Sour Cream Slaw

Whether you like chicken enchiladas or beef, there are so many ways to enjoy enchiladas morning, noon, and night! Here, we selected the best enchilada recipes for you to choose from.

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Red Chile-Chicken Enchiladas

Red Chile-Chicken Enchiladas
© Fredrika Stjärne

Grace Parisi makes a slightly spicy red sauce for these enchiladas with smoky guajillo chiles and fruity ancho chiles.

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Pineapple Chicken Enchiladas

Pineapple Chicken Enchiladas

Pineapple is an easy way to add fun and festivity to classic chicken enchiladas.

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Garlic Chicken Enchiladas with Green Onions and Black Beans

Garlic Chicken Enchiladas with Green Onions and Black Beans
© Molly Yeh

A garlicky and flavorful enchilada sauce makes these pulled chicken and black bean enchiladas worth the inevitable garlic breath.

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Enchilada Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Spinach

Enchilada Casserole with Pulled Chicken and Spinach
© Molly Yeh

These enchiladas take a cue from lasagna and are stacked instead of rolled. Wilted spinach adds color and earthy flavor.

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Enchiladas for Two

Enchiladas for Two
© Molly Yeh

Don't feel the need to invite a crowd over the next time you're in the mood for enchiladas, this recipe crams a ton of flavor into a small batch of the Mexican favorite.

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Bean and Potato Vegan Enchiladas

Bean and Potato Vegan Enchiladas
© Molly Yeh

Ditch the meat and roast up two kinds of potatoes for a colorful and filling vegan meal.

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Bean and Cheese Vegetarian Enchiladas

Bean and Cheese Vegetarian Enchiladas
© Molly Yeh

Sweet bell peppers and 2 kinds of beans are the stars in this vegetarian dish. They're held together with melty Monterey jack cheese.

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Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas

Akasha Richmond stuffs her enchiladas with squash, mushrooms, kale and corn, then tops them with a tangy tomatillo sauce and rich cashew crema.

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No-Bake Vegetarian Enchiladas

No-Bake Vegetarian Enchiladas
© CON POULOS

The recipe here is based on a dish created by Josef Centeno's great-grandmother, who raised 12 kids. Because meat was expensive, she often made enchiladas using only vegetables, like carrots and potatoes. For his enchiladas, Centeno makes a sofrito, cooking carrots low and slow in olive oil with garlic and tomatoes.

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Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce

Cheese Enchiladas with Red Chile Sauce
© Fredrika Stjärne

At Mestizo, his restaurant in Leawood, Kansas, Aaron Sanchez makes an elaborate, long-simmered sauce for enchiladas. For a quick meal at home, though, he reaches for canned red chile sauce, such as one from Las Palmas. "It's old-school, very straightforward," he says. Sanchez sometimes adds shredded braised chicken to his enchiladas for a heartier meal.

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Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas with Eggs and Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas with Eggs and Sweet Potatoes

Vegetarians and omnivores alike will love these hearty sweet potato breakfast enchiladas.

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Bacon and Egg Breakfast Enchiladas

Bacon and Egg Breakfast Enchiladas

Enchiladas aren't just for dinner! Your brunch party guests will love this morning time twist.

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Summery No-Bake Chicken Enchiladas with Pico de Gallo

Summery No-Bake Chicken Enchiladas with Pico de Gallo

When it's hot outside and turning on the oven is the last thing you want to do, enchiladas are still an option! Fresh pico de gallo, guacamole and queso fresco make for a refreshing, delicious, and healthy meal.

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Shrimp Enchiladas

Shrimp Enchiladas

Feel free to experiment with the filling for these festive Mexican-style packets. Use cheddar cheese instead of Jack. Replace the black beans with pinto beans. Vary the spiciness simply by choosing the ready-made salsa that's right for your palate.

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Breakfast Chicken Enchiladas

Breakfast Chicken Enchiladas
© Ian Knauer

This is the breakfast of cowboys: hearty and complete.

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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas

Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
© Ian Knauer

This cheese sauce is also great as a dip for French fries, or anything, really.

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Mole Chicken Enchiladas

Mole Chicken Enchiladas
© Ian Knauer

Try these tasty and traditionallly flavored enchiladas.

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Chicken Pizza Enchiladas

Chicken Pizza Enchiladas

These are the best of taco night and pizza night rolled into one!

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Chicken, Cheese and Mushroom Enchiladas with Sour Cream Slaw

Chicken, Cheese and Mushroom Enchiladas with Sour Cream Slaw

A crunchy coleslaw made with a sour cream dressing is a cooling accompaniment to this spicy sauced enchiladas.

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