Butternut Squash Enchiladas


My coworkers and I love a local restaurant's version of this, so I thought I would try and replicate! So far, so good :)

Prep Time:
1 hrs 5 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
4 enchiladas


  • 8 (5 inch) corn tortillas

  • ½ unpeeled butternut squash, seeded

  • ½ cup water

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • ¼ onion, chopped

  • 2 cups chopped fresh spinach

  • 4 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 cup enchilada sauce

  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese

  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese

  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves, for garnish (Optional)

  • ¼ cup sour cream, for topping (Optional)


  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Lay the tortillas flat onto a baking sheet. Bake in the preheated oven until crispy, about 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool. Meanwhile, place the butternut squash half into a microwave-safe dish cut-side-down, and pour in the water. Cook in the microwave until tender, 12 to 15 minutes. Once cool enough to handle, scoop out the flesh and dice; place into a mixing bowl and set aside.

  3. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Stir in the garlic and onion; cook and stir until the onion has softened and turned translucent, about 5 minutes. Add the spinach and sun-dried tomatoes. Continue cooking until the spinach wilts. Gently fold the spinach mixture into the diced butternut squash.

  4. Arrange four crispy tortillas on the baking sheet. Divide the squash mixture among the tortillas. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of goat cheese over each tortilla, then top with the remaining tortillas. Pour the enchilada sauce over top, and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of cotija cheese.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until hot, about 10 minutes. Garnish each enchilada with chopped cilantro leaves and a dollop of sour cream to serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

370 Calories
18g Fat
46g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 370
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 34%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 429mg 19%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 42mg 209%
Calcium 250mg 19%
Iron 3mg 19%
Potassium 1027mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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