Enchilada Recipes

Chicken Enchiladas
Photo: Photo: Jennifer Davick

These quick and easy enchilada recipes are going to be new favorites. Make a batch to stick in the freezer and be ready for a fiesta any night of the week. If you're craving Tex-Mex flavor with the ease of a casserole, look no further than our enchilada recipes. You can save even more time by using store-bought rotisserie chicken in any of our enchilada recipes that call for cooked chicken. Whatever you do, don't forget the toppings and sides! We love the fresh taste of chopped cilantro, tomatoes, and avocado. Or, opt for one of our salsa recipes and serve with chips. Our enchilada recipes are festive enough to serve with margaritas for a full fiesta, but easy enough to throw together for a quick weeknight meal that the whole family will love. If you have the time, whip up a second batch to have on hand—enchiladas make a great freezer recipe.

01 of 07

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
Photo: Jennifer Davick

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

For a fast flourish, char one side of the tortillas directly over gas flames for a few seconds using tongs. These enchiladas are served with our super quick and easy (and oh-so-delicious) Tomatillo Salsa. If you aren't a fan of tomatillos or can't find them in your grocery store, swap in your favorite tomato variety or whip up one of our other salsa recipes to use as a topper.

02 of 07

Breakfast Enchiladas

Breakfast Enchiladas
Hector Manuel Sanchez

Recipe: Breakfast Enchiladas

Who says enchiladas are just for dinner? You and your entire family won't be able to resist this decadent breakfast casserole. It's flavored with bold Mexican flavors, like fresh red bell peppers, salsa verde, fresh cilantro, and chopped avocado. The cheese sauce comes together with only six ingredients, and helps take this crowd-pleasing casserole to the next level in flavor and fill. Remove eggs from stovetop while they're still a bit wet; they'll finish cooking in the oven. To make this a day ahead, go through Step 2; cover and chill the casserole. Let stand at room temperature about 20 minutes before baking.

03 of 07

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
Alison Miksch

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

Make the enchilada sauce up to three days ahead; the flavors will meld and only get better. We used corn tortillas in this recipe, but feel free to swap for flour tortillas if you prefer. If you're fixing and freezing this recipe, complete up to baking in step 4. For best results, wait to bake until you're ready to eat.

04 of 07

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Chicken Enchilada Casserole
Hector Sanchez

Recipe: Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Layers of corn tortillas give this ultra-creamy casserole some texture. Structured like a lasagna but flavored like the classic Tex-Mex enchilada dish, this chicken casserole is bursting with smoky, spicy flavor and sure to impress. We seasoned it with poblano peppers, green chiles, taco mix, and two creamy cheeses so that your Mexican-food cravings are satisfied without leaving the house. We also love it because of its versatility - try it with smoky shredded BBQ brisket or pulled pork in place of the chicken, or small cooked, peeled shrimp. Set out the finished dish with sour cream and fresh chopped cilantro for toppings.

05 of 07

Vegetarian Enchilada Pies

Vegetarian Enchilada Pies Recipe
Photo: Melina Hammer

Recipe: Vegetarian Enchilada Pies

Dried hibiscus flowers and black beans give these vegetarian enchiladas their meaty texture. Find dried hibiscus flowers (Flor de Jamaica) at Hispanic markets and amazon.com. You can omit them if desired.

06 of 07

Make-Ahead Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas
Becky Luigart-Stayner

Recipe: Chicken Enchiladas

This Tex-Mex one-dish meal is a family-friendly favorite. It's an easy make-ahead meal that can be frozen for up to one month. Think about these enchiladas when time is tight.

07 of 07

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

Recipe: Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

A deli-roasted chicken helps make short work of this classic Mexican entrée. Luscious? Absolutely. In fact, we guarantee your family will clamor for seconds.

Watch Us Make Chicken-and-Green Chile Enchiladas

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