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20 Best Enchilada Recipes (+ Easy Dinners)

When it comes to enchilada recipes, there are a lot of options.

So whether you like to keep it classic or go a little wild, I’ve got you covered with these family-friendly Tex-Mex dinners.

Beef Enchiladas with Beans, Corn and Tomatoes
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Enchiladas are saucy, cheesy, and ideal when you fancy something hearty, flavorful, and kid-approved.

So, I’ve found some of the best beefy bakes, chomp-worthy chicken champs, and even a few versatile vegan versions I think you’ll love.

So fill up those tortillas, smother them in sauce, and dig in. Just don’t forget to fold in the cheese!

Classic Beef Enchiladas and More!

1. Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken enchiladas are a warm, gooey, delicious mess of a meal.

Between the rich sauce, melty cheese, and juicy chicken wrapped in crisp-soft tortillas, it’s a bright medley of flavors that’ll make your taste buds dance.

Make them extra special with a handful of chilies, or keep them cool with sour cream. Either way, they won’t last long.

2. Easy Beef Enchiladas

What makes enchiladas so unique? It’s the mix of sauce, cheese, and meat in every mouthful.

This Mexican classic is simple but packed with a ridiculous amount of flavor.

The ground beef is tender, rich, and perfectly seasoned. Paired with gooey cheese and spicy sauce, it’s downright addictive.

The best part? You can make these classic beef enchiladas in less than an hour!

3. Green Chicken Enchiladas

If you’re a fan of enchiladas, I bet you typically use red sauce, right? But have you ever tried chicken enchiladas with green sauce?

This creamy, dreamy dish is loaded with tender chicken, spices, and melty cheese.

But rather than an acidic, tomato-based topping, the green sauce brings a tangy, fresh kick to balance the richness.

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One bite, and you’ll be hooked.

4. White Chicken Enchiladas

It’s hard to believe that something so delicious could be so easy to make.

But these white chicken enchiladas are insanely simple. Plus, they bring a richer, creamier experience for your taste buds.

The white sauce coats the tortilla-wrapped chicken with total delight, while the peppers and spices bring a delightful heat to contrast the creaminess.

They’re also great for a make-ahead dinner, so you can have them ready instantly!

5. Shrimp Enchiladas

Looking for a seafood twist on the classic enchilada recipe? These shrimp enchiladas are your best bet!

Each tortilla is packed with succulent shrimp chunks seasoned in herbs and spices.

And the creamy, cheesy sauce topped with salsa verde rounds out the flavors flawlessly.

The result is a light yet filling dish that is sure to impress!

6. Creamy Seafood Enchiladas

Enchiladas are one of my favorite ways to enjoy seafood with the family.

They’re delicious and bright, and when you mix everything in cheese and sauce, even picky eaters reach for seconds.

The best part? You can customize these babies with just about anything.

I love the shrimp and crab combo, but if you have leftover lobster, juicy clams, or even fish, go ahead and toss it in the mix.

Sweet and tender seafood pairs well with the creamy, spicy sauce and cheesy topping, so every bite bursts with umami goodness.

7. Steak Enchiladas

If you happen to have leftover steak from a dinner party or BBQ, you have to make these indulgent steak enchiladas!

A step up from ground beef, steak slices bring even more meaty goodness.

Hearty, cheesy, and loaded with melt-in-your-mouth meat, they’re impossible to resist.

Pair them with black beans, corn, chili peppers, and a nice glass of wine. Yum!

8. Ground Beef Enchiladas

There’s nothing quite like the smell of fresh-baked enchiladas. And this easy, beefy bake is no exception.

Ground beef cooks up in a snap, and it’s so rich that it doesn’t need a lot of extras.

So, if all you have is a jar of sauce/salsa and some cheese, you’re good to go!

9. Pulled Pork Enchiladas

You’ll love these pulled pork enchiladas if you’re a meat-lover.

This recipe is a favorite in my house because I make pulled pork a few times a month.

The meat is melt-in-your-mouth amazing, and when you pair it with beans, you’ll be full and satisfied until morning.

If you want something a little different, try using BBQ sauce instead of enchilada sauce!

10. Pork Verde Enchiladas

If you haven’t heard of pork verde enchiladas, you’re in for a treat.

Tender pork wrapped in soft tortillas and drenched in a delicious green sauce will make your mouth water before it even hits your plate.

It’s the perfect blend of zesty, spicy, and savory flavors that are sure to impress.

11. Cheese Enchiladas

If you’ve got a taste for something cheesy, gooey, and spicy, you’ll love this recipe!

These bad boys are stuffed with spices and cheese – a combo that makes them a flavor bomb.

It’s saucy, cheesy, and delicious. Plus, it’s super easy to make and ready in under an hour.

12. Quick Enchiladas Suizas

If you have some leftover rotisserie chicken taking up space in the fridge, give this recipe a try.

Instead of spending time cooking chicken, this shortcut means you can have dinner on the table in half the time.

The meat is already juicy, flavorful, and easy to shred. Just wrap it up with tangy salsa verde, sour cream, and plenty of cheese.

It’s a winner any day of the week.

13. Chicken Tinga Enchiladas

These chicken tinga enchiladas are the ultimate comfort food.

Warm and spicy, they’ll transport you to your favorite Mexican restaurant after just one bite.

This recipe combines a classic tinga recipe with tomatoes, aromatics, and blended spices.

This version uses shredded chicken for meaty goodness, but feel free to add chunks if you like texture.

14. Veggie Black Bean Enchiladas

If you’re looking for a vegetarian dinner, these enchiladas are sure to hit the spot.

Made with black beans, broccoli, bell peppers, and spinach, they’re colorful and full of nutrients.

Top it off with tomato-based enchilada sauce and melty cheese for extra indulgence.

Trust me, you won’t even miss the meat in this dish! Each bite is a mouthful of sunshine and pure bliss.

(Nix the cheese to make them vegan)

15. Best Vegan Enchiladas

Speaking of vegan enchiladas…these might just be the best of the bunch.

Packed with whole food ingredients, these vegan babies are sure to delight.

I love them because they use plant “meat” made from spiced cauliflower along with vegan cheese sauce.

That makes them more like classic beefy enchiladas in terms of taste and texture, so you don’t feel like you’re missing out.

The addition of black beans makes this dish extra filling and oh-so-satisfying!

16. Spinach Mushroom Enchiladas

In the hunt for something comforting and loaded with goodness? Look no further!

The spinach and mushrooms in this recipe lend a rich earthiness and bright pop of freshness you’ll love.

And when you add in the creamy enchilada sauce, it’s like heaven in your mouth!

17. Easy Homemade Veggie Enchiladas

If you’re a fan of quesadillas because of the crunchy tortilla and gooey, meaty filling, these enchiladas are for you.

Loaded with corn, mushrooms, spinach, bell pepper, and pinto beans drenched in bright enchilada sauce, they might be vegetarian, but they’re super filling.

And, of course, you can add whatever extras you like. For example, I like to include jalapaños and if you want a kick of protein, try chicken or tofu crumbles.

18. Feta Cheese and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Feta cheese and sweet potato are a match made in heaven. And when you combine them in a tortilla, it’s absolutely delightful!

This recipe features sweet potato filling wrapped up and topped with feta cheese crumbles.

That’s all drowned in a tomato-based sauce that’s bright and tangy. Delish!

19. Roasted Cauliflower Enchiladas

If you’re interested in eating less meat, give these roasted cauliflower enchiladas a whirl.

The roasted cauliflower adds earthy sweetness with a hint of a smoky taste. And it pairs perfectly with the red sauce and fresh avocado slices.

This recipe is perfect if you want to incorporate more veggies into your diet. It’ll take your taste buds on a ride to Flavor Town!

20. Lazy Girl Chicken Quinoa Enchiladas

Do you love enchiladas but hate that they require so much work? Then, I’ve got a solution for you.

These chicken quinoa enchiladas are a hearty, healthy meal that’s great for your body and taste buds. 

Each tortilla wrap features shredded chicken, quinoa, and beans mixed in enchilada sauce. 

The best part? You won’t spend hours in the kitchen.

So when you feel like you don’t have enough time in your day, make these lazy girl chicken quinoa enchiladas!

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Kim - InsanelyGood
Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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