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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
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: Unrated
A great taco without the meat.
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5-Ingredient Mexican Casserole

Rating: Unrated
Small dinner pie made with salsa, tortillas, refried beans, cheese, and onions.

3 Cheese Enchiladas

Rating: Unrated
My grandma gave me this recipe.

Authentic Mexican Chili Rellenos

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

Chili Rellenos Casserole

Rating: Unrated
This Chili Rellenos Casserole is very easy to prepare and is loaded with flavor. Great for a busy week night, and good enough for company.

Vegetarian Mexican Inspired Stuffed Peppers

Rating: Unrated
I created this so it's not too spicy, but is packed with flavor. My kids loved it! For variety, add corn or other vegetables or switch to other chopped tomato varieties (chiles, jalapenos, etc.). Follow the boiling method prior to baking if you don't want a crispy bell pepper. If you have small peppers, use more of them for this recipe. They taste great with a dollop of sour cream on top.

Inspiration and Ideas

Refried Bean and Cheese Enchiladas

"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

"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

Spinach and Mushroom Quesadillas

Rating: Unrated

Flour tortillas filled with creamy Cheddar cheese, portabella mushrooms, and spinach. Cut in fours and serve with guacamole and sour cream. Enjoy!