Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Phyllis Lawson


NOTE: This recipe is cooked on the stove top, but then put into the oven to melt cheese. I didn't know how to pick more than one category for "cooking method" on here, so just wanted you to be aware!

These enchiladas are so hearty, so filling, you won't even notice there's no meat. You don't miss fat when there's tons of flavor, and these enchiladas have a ton of flavor, for sure. Give them a try - you will be thrilled with how delicious and healthy enchiladas can be!

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15 Min


40 Min


Stove Top


2 c
butternut squash, peeled and cubed
1 can(s)
low sodium black beans, drained and rinsed
1 can(s)
diced tomatoes with chiles
1 small
3 clove
garlic, minced
8 oz
red enchilada sauce
1 tsp
1 tsp
chili powder
1/4 c
cilantro, chopped
1/4 c
cheese, shredded
tortillas (corn if you are gluten-free)
oil, for sauteing
salt and pepper, to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

Preheat oven to 375. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium heat, then sauté the onions and garlic until they become translucent and fragrant. Add the squash, beans, diced tomatoes, water, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low-medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 30 min, or until squash and beans are soft.
Spray a baking dish with non-stick spray or spread some of your enchilada sauce on the bottom of the dish. Put a good amount of filling into each tortilla. You don't have to add cheese here, especially if you are counting calories, but I added some since I bought 2% reduced fat cheese for this recipe. (I heart cheese!)
Wrap up and place seam-side down in your baking dish. You can see I used both flour and corn tortillas - it's just as tasty in either!
Pour your enchilada sauce over the prepared enchiladas, then sprinkle with cheese. Put in your oven for about 10 minutes, just to melt the cheese and warm the tortillas through. I served them with Spanish rice, guacamole, and reduced fat sour cream. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy