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Butternut Squash Enchiladas

Butternut Squash Enchiladas are filled with tender butternut squash, black beans, and rice before being drenched in smoky enchilada sauce and baked with cheese on top. They’re delicious, vegetarian, and so filling!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: butternut squash enchiladas
Servings: 4
Calories: 621kcal
Author: Erin


  • 2 cups butternut squash cubed
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon taco seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 15 oz. black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup diced tomatoes fresh or canned
  • 1/2 cup red onion diced
  • 1 cup rice white or brown; cooked
  • 15 oz. red enchilada sauce
  • 1 cup shredded cheese cheddar or a Mexican cheese blend
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • cilantro and avocado for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cook butternut squash in a skillet over medium heat with a bit of oil, along with the garlic, taco seasoning, smoked paprika, and salt. This should take about 5-7 minutes.
  • While the squash is cooking, combine beans, tomato, onion, and rice together in a bowl and set aside. Once squash is cooked, add it to the bowl.
  • Make the sauce by whisking all 3 ingredients together. Pour half of the sauce into a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Next, assemble the enchiladas: fill a tortilla with the butternut squash mixture, then sprinkle some cheese inside and roll the tortilla, placing it fold-side down into a 9x13 baking dish. Repeat this process for all of the tortillas.
  • Pour the enchilada sauce over the enchiladas, then sprinkle the remaining cheese over top (you can add extra cheese if you'd like). Bake the enchiladas for 15 minutes or until sauce is bubbling and cheese has melted.
  • Remove from oven and top with cilantro and avocado. Enjoy!


*Calories are per serving and are an estimation; serving size is 3-4 people


Calories: 621kcal | Carbohydrates: 107g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 1563mg | Potassium: 873mg | Fiber: 15g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 8444IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 280mg | Iron: 6mg