Throw a fiesta from the comforts of your own home any night of the week with these easy-to-make, healthy enchilada recipes and casseroles.
March 14, 2013
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Known for their creamy sauces and savory fillings, enchiladas are a dinnertime favorite. Use our healthy, lighter versions for a Mexican-inspired meal that the whole family will enjoy.
First up are Beef and Black Bean Enchiladas. Full of protein and only 343 calories per serving, these enchiladas are savory and satisfying. You can make all the components ahead of time and simply assemble the enchiladas before baking.
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Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas
Trade the traditional enchilada sauce for a creamy, cheesy topping on this Mexican chicken casserole recipe. Your family will never know they’re enjoying a lightened meal.
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Pork and Plantain Enchiladas with Black Bean Puree
The sweetness from the plantains tames the spicy pork in this enchanting enchilada dish.
This Tex-Mex chicken enchilada casserole is a delicious dinner option when you’re craving Southwestern-style comfort food.
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Green Chile-Chicken Enchiladas
A New Mexican favorite, this enchilada sauce gets its mild kick from fresh Anaheim chiles—long, slender, pale green peppers. Prepare the sauce and the chicken mixture up to two days ahead, and refrigerate separately until reach to assemble the enchiladas.
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Black Bean, Corn, and Zucchini Enchiladas
Prepare the enchilada sauce for this Mexican-inspired dinner a few days ahead of time, and refrigerate.
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Take a twist on a traditional Mexican dinner for an exciting meal the family will love. Add a dash of cumin or paprika to the onions, if you’d like.
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Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde
A squeeze of lime juice and bottled green salsa brighten the flavor of these hearty, yet mild enchiladas.
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Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Rotisserie chicken and pre-chopped vegetables make this a quick casserole–perfect for a mid-week meal.
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Creamy Spinach-Mushroom Skillet Enchiladas
This vegetable enchilada dish is perfect for Meatless Mondays and provides a unique way to incorporate more vegetables into your healthy diet.
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These easy enchiladas are a wonderful way to use up cooked turkey or chicken. Serve with sliced tomatoes and Mexican rice for a well-rounded meal.