I think vegan cheese gets a bad rep, and this list is here to show you tat when used right it can contribute to an amazing dish. Mix that with jalapeños, vegan ‘meat’ and black beans and you’re onto something amazing.
Here are 21 drool-worthy vegan enchilada recipes or you to try this year.
Vegan & Gluten-Free Enchiladas with Lentils
I am a big fan of lentils because they are healthy, tasty, and versatile which you’ll see in this wonderful recipe.
Aside from lentils, for this variation of enchiladas, you’ll also need oats, tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, onions, sunflower and chia seeds, tomato paste, and of course spices.
The recipe is beginner-friendly and the cooking time is only half an hour.
Vegan Enchiladas with Tofu and Black Beans
Regular tofu tends to be flavorless which is precisely what we need for this recipe. We’ll make a tofu scramble with black beans, red bell pepper, and spinach. Instead of cheese, we’ll top enchiladas with a layer of fresh avocados.
Low Carb Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Skillet
In original form, this recipe is for a chicken enchilada but we’ll substitute the chicken with black beans and frozen corn that will make for an even healthier version of enchiladas.
To make a low-carb version, use riced cauliflower instead of regular rice. It has the texture of rice but without the starch.
Vegan Enchilada Soup
In less than half an hour you could be eating this hearty soup filled with black beans and white beans plus a ton of fresh veggies. The best thing about this recipe is that you can put in any veggies you have at hand. You can make a super chunky version or blend everything up until smooth.
Cheesy Vegan Enchilada Soup
This is a vegan take on the popular Chilli’s version of enchilada soup and it has an even shorter cooking time than our soup above. The key ingredient in this soup is the Masa Harina, a corn product that is available in the international foods section or on Amazon.
Vegan Enchilada Casserole with Homemade Sauce
This hearty casserole is loaded with vegetables, vegan cheese, and optional vegan chicken. Its key ingredient is the homemade Trader Joe style enchilada sauce. Although it might sound complicated, it really isn’t and once you learn it, you’ll want to prepare it all the time.
Need an easy vegan dish for a family gathering? This lasagna is the ultimate comfort food. We’ll make the homemade sauce from scratch in no-time using chili, cumin, chopped tomatoes, garlic, gluten-free flour, and a bit of oil and water, topping up with a pinch of salt and water.
Instant Pot Vegan Enchilada Soup
This tasty soup will take a TOTAL time of only 25 minutes to make. We’ll start by adding quinoa, walnuts, mushrooms, and beans or lentils into a pressure cooker with some enchilada seasoning. This recipe requires walnuts, but it can be made without them as well.
Vegan Sour Cream Enchiladas
This awesome sauce is made of just 2 ingredients – cashews and canned green chilies. The best news is that the prep time for this tasty dish is only 10 minutes because you’ll only need a few vegetables and beans!
Vegan Buffalo Jackfruit Enchiladas
We’ll be using green enchilada sauce again because it goes perfectly with jackfruit. This is an easy and fairly quick recipe to make for your next dinner.
Green Chili Enchiladas
We see kind of a theme here – the green chili. It’s because green chili enchiladas make a fantastic, lunch, dinner, meal preparation, and even work lunch. This recipe variation uses three cans of white beans for an easy to prepare dish.