Vegetarian Mexican Main Dish Recipes

Spice up a vegetarian menu with these great recipes for enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, chile rellenos, and burritos.

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Easy Mashed Potato and Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Rating: 4.5 stars 258
This is the perfect comfort food for cold days. To make it vegan, substitute non-dairy ingredients for dairy. Leftover filling makes a great lunch! If you want to make mashed potatoes from scratch, you will want at least 4 cups when you are through.

Vegetarian Burrito Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 139
I made this one night when I was trying to use up some leftover Mexican ingredients. It turned out very tasty and left everyone asking for more.

Black Bean and Corn Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1989
My vegetarian husband goes crazy over these every time! They are really cheesy, a little bit spicy, and a little bit sweet. Feel free to play around and add chicken or veggies, if you desire. Don't forget the salsa and sour cream!

Lentil Tacos

Rating: 4.5 stars 20
This vegan version of classic tacos uses lentils instead of ground beef, along with other flavors so good you'll never miss the meat!

Seven Layer Tortilla Pie

Rating: 4.5 stars 870
Looks like a pie, cuts like a pie, and tastes like a little bit of Southwestern heaven. This casserole is made from pinto and black beans layered with tortillas and cheese. Picante sauce gives it just the right kick. You can replace the Cheddar cheese with Monterey Jack if you like.

Squash and Zucchini Burritos

Rating: 4.5 stars 36
An easy recipe to throw together with your summer squash. Can be tailored to your tastes and fresh vegetables on hand. Great new way to use up summer squash from your garden or farmer's market. You can add fresh chopped cilantro to mixture before spooning into tortillas for a stronger flavored dish. Serve with sour cream, avocado, or salsa.

Tofu Tacos I

Rating: 4.5 stars 161
A great taco without the meat.
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5-Ingredient Mexican Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 255
Small dinner pie made with salsa, tortillas, refried beans, cheese, and onions.
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3 Cheese Enchiladas

Rating: 4 stars 55
My grandma gave me this recipe.

Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos

Rating: 4.5 stars 260
This is an authentic Mexican recipe that has been handed down for generations in my family.

Vegan Bean Taco Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 434
Taco filling using fried beans as its base. Great with taco shells, tortillas, or chips.

Farmer's Market Vegetarian Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 510
Making the most of simple, fresh ingredients found at your local Farmer's Market, these quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal. Serve while hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

Inspiration and Ideas

Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas
Rating: Unrated 42
"Very yummy! I grew up making these with my mom and sisters, and everyone I knew loved them. They're easy to make and incredibly tempting!" – hunni662
Chili Rellenos Casserole
Rating: Unrated 1150
"Everyone loved it. I was hoping that there would be leftovers to make a breakfast burrito the next day, but there's never any left." – cindycooks
Authentic Mexican Chile Rellenos
Rating: 4.5 stars 262

Tasty chile rellenos made with Anaheim chiles filled with Mexican cheese.