Candice's Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Butternut squash enchiladas, vegetarian-friendly.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs
12 enchiladas


  • 1 butternut squash - peeled, halved lengthwise, and seeded

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 12 corn tortillas

  • 1 (28 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • cup chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese


  1. Place squash halves in a microwave-safe bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave until flesh is very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.

  2. Pour about 1 inch of oil in a skillet and place over medium-low heat. Fry tortillas in oil until softened and lightly browned, about 10 seconds per side. Drain tortillas on paper towel-lined plates.

  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  4. Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  5. Sprinkle cinnamon, garlic salt, and black pepper over squash; mash until smooth. Stir black beans and cilantro into squash mixture until filling is well mixed.

  6. Place a tortilla in the bottom of the baking dish; spoon filling down the middle and roll tortilla around filling, keeping it seam-side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Stack rolled tortillas on top of each other, if needed. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with Colby-Jack cheese.

  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

384 Calories
13g Fat
59g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 384
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 830mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 59g 21%
Dietary Fiber 11g 38%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 47mg 234%
Calcium 172mg 13%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 1186mg 25%

* 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.