Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe

11 Mar

Here is another vegetarian recipe for lent. It is gluten-free and a one pan meal. I learnt this recipe from a vegetarian friend. My husband and kids love it. I am waiting for Easter so I can try it with chicken. I have a recipe for shredded chicken with chipotle peppers, salsa and a few more ingredients that I use to make tostadas.


You will need a 9×13 baking dish. For the vegetables you can use corn, black beans, bell-peppers, mushrooms or cooked pinto beans (Mexican frijoles). Β I used Sprouts enchilada sauce but I prefer the Trader Joe’s. It has a nice kick and flavor.


Serving Size : 6-8


18 corn tortillas

2 can black beans drained

2 fresh corn steam in the microwaves for 6 minutes take the kernel of the cob

1 medium onion diced

4 cloves garlic diced

1/2 cup chunky salsa

3 cups of fresh grated cheese ( I used mediumΒ cheddar)

1.5- 2 bottles of enchilada sauce (12oz/bottle)

9×13Β baking dish



Saute the onions till translucent. Add the garlic and saute for a few seconds. Next add the corn and black beans, salsa and saute well. Cook for 5-7 minutes covered on medium heat. Let cool.

Next warm the tortillas quickly on a pan to make them pliable.

Set oven to 350F

Pour a thin layer of enchilada sauce at the bottom. If your enchilada sauce does not have a great flavor mix it with some salsa.

Stuff each tortilla with the corn and black bean mixture. Line them with the seams side down. Pour enchiladas sauce on top of them sprinkle with cheese and make the second layer the same way.

Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 20 minutes then take of the foil and bake another 5 minutes.

If you like it more moist then pour some more enchilada sauce on top before serving. Enjoy with a side of guacamole and fried plantains like we did.




76 Responses to “Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe”

  1. Jim March 11, 2016 at 5:50 pm #


    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

      Thanks Jim. Happy Monday to you!

  2. Pascale LeBrasseur March 11, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    Making me hungry.

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 3:49 pm #

      Thank You. I will take that as a compliment πŸ™‚

  3. Mr. Militant Negro March 11, 2016 at 6:48 pm #

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negroβ„’.

  4. Hans Susser March 11, 2016 at 7:03 pm #

    That looks so very appetizing πŸ™‚
    Love your photos too πŸ™‚
    Cheers !

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 3:50 pm #

      Thank You so much Hans πŸ™‚

  5. atkokosplace March 11, 2016 at 8:21 pm #

    When’s dinner? Hahaha…looks wonderful! πŸ™‚

  6. youthfoodblog March 11, 2016 at 9:55 pm #

    The finish look is gorgeous!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

      Thank You so much Chris πŸ™‚

  7. cookingwithshy March 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm #

    Looks very appetising…are those baked banana chips that u have as a side?

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Thank You Shy so much. The bananas were pan fried with some butter.

  8. swapnakarthik March 11, 2016 at 10:38 pm #

    Looks tempting!!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:08 pm #

      Thank You Swapna so much πŸ™‚

  9. ledrakenoir March 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm #

    Yum, really looks delicious… πŸ™‚

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank you so much πŸ™‚

  10. Cheryl "Cheffie Cooks" Wiser March 12, 2016 at 1:24 am #

    This looks so delicious I could be a vegetarian one day a week!!! Hoping Hubby is fairing well these days my dear friend Nandini. Hugs, Cheryl

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm #

      Thank You so much Cheryl. Hubby is doing much better was back to work last week. Things have got to be back to normal. Hugs to you as well my dear friend and a Happy Monday!

  11. jacquelineobyikocha March 12, 2016 at 2:31 am #

    Looking delicious

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 4:19 pm #

      Thank You so much Jacqueline πŸ™‚

  12. STAN DE MAN March 12, 2016 at 3:33 am #

    Heya Nandini!

    Hope You and hubby are well and BACK ON TRACK?.VOW! VEGETABLE ENCHILADA CASSEROLE looks STUPENDOUS. Your pictures look FABULOUS AS ALWAYS.Just GAZING at Your photos FILLS MY/OUR TUMMY. We being in lent,quite rightly, I think it is a good idea to have it minus the meat.As You said ROLL ON EASTER SUNDAY so that We could use chicken to it.I think My spouse will be on the case and prepare this dish.But I must say this She gets a bit WORRIED/RESTLESS sometimes with new recipes.In other words the NERVES START TO KICK IN. She worries that they may not turn out right/good.But I say to Her ‘LINDA,YOU GOT TO RISK IT FOR A BISCUIT’.And You are not in a competition, so the ELEMENT OF PRESSURE/ANXIETY SHOULD NOT BUILD IN. Nandini could You be kind enough and educate Me on this ‘TRADER JOE’S SAUCE? I really don’t have a clue about this sauce. never heard of it. I am off to the supermarket to see if I can spot this sauce on the shelfs. Of late I have been forwarding Your HANDSOME RECIPES to Dr. Jeannine Costa, My relative in Germany, Who is a foodie.And also to Malcolm Costa in Middlesex,UK as always. What more could I say? Well Yes! It is great to know that one of Our own comes out with FANTASTIC RECIPES.THANKS FOR EXPRESSING/DEMONSTRATING YOUR TALENT with Us.I thought I was a GOOD COOK TILL I MET YOU AND GOAN IMPORTS.I must be brave and confess this ‘I FEEL LIKE AN AMATEUR’.I could go on and on and on about Your GENIUS. BUT INSTEAD I AM GOING TO APPLY THIS THING CALLED BRAKES,AND STOP.



    Stan & Linda

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:14 pm #

      Thank You Mr Stan so much. It makes me happy to know you enjoy my recipes. I love to cook different dishes and get a thrill when done right else I do feel disappointed. The sauce used is actually called as an enchilada sauce it is mexican . Trader Joe’s is a grocery store name. Not sure what brand you get in the Uk. Here is a link for making at home
      I like you saying ” YOU GOT TO RISK IT FOR A BISCUIT”. And also Thank You for sharing my post. You and Mrs Stan have a lovely week.

    • Stan de Man March 15, 2016 at 4:43 am #

      Hot img Nandini!

      Thanks for taking the PAIN/TROUBLE/TIME to answer My question.That was very helpful indeed.



  13. Loretta March 12, 2016 at 5:45 am #

    Great veggie dish right there Nandini. I make something very similar. We are trying to stick with more vegetarian and fish dishes most of the week, and do you know I don’t even miss the meat so far? Love the idea of the fried plantains too, love those as a side.

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank You Loretta so much. It is a great week day recipe and you are right when you eat meat you feel much heavier then veggies and it is good for our overall health.

  14. shehannemoore March 12, 2016 at 6:37 am #

    Another wonderful recipe to try. Thank you.

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:20 pm #

      Thank You so much Shehanne πŸ™‚

  15. Gloria March 12, 2016 at 6:45 am #

    Looks very appetizing!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm #

      Thank You Gloria so much πŸ™‚

  16. Simply Splendid Food March 12, 2016 at 8:40 am #

    Very nice presentation. I would see pictures like yours in gourmet magazines! Well done!!!Beautiful!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:30 pm #

      Thank You so much Chef Eva. That is very kind of you to say πŸ™‚

  17. Graham Stephen March 12, 2016 at 9:14 am #

    Those look great!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:32 pm #

      Thank You so much Graham Stephen πŸ™‚

  18. chezlerevefrancais March 12, 2016 at 11:31 am #

    Lovely pictures, as always, just wish I could get the ingredients! Strangely I can get the plantain and tortillas. πŸ™‚

  19. Freda @ Aromatic essence March 12, 2016 at 2:05 pm #

    Looks so yum !

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

      Thank You Freda so much πŸ™‚

  20. munichfoodie March 12, 2016 at 11:55 pm #

    That looks so tasty!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:46 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  21. lynne hoareau March 13, 2016 at 10:47 am #

    I love the sound of these Nandini. I am always looking for more vegetarian options, thank you. πŸ™‚

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      That is awesome Lynne I am so happy to know that πŸ™‚

  22. Harry...the Man! March 13, 2016 at 11:27 am #

    Like it. It looks both tasty and simple.

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:47 pm #

      Yes Harry it is a very easy and simple recipe. Thank You much πŸ™‚

  23. Cooking For The Time Challenged March 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm #

    This sounds perfect!

  24. fromthefamilytable March 13, 2016 at 1:37 pm #

    Enchiladas and fried plantains – what a novel and appealing combination!

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 5:59 pm #

      Thank You so much Darryl πŸ™‚

  25. sarithakumbakkara March 13, 2016 at 7:18 pm #

    YUm YUm

    • Nandini March 14, 2016 at 6:02 pm #

      Thank You Saritha so much πŸ™‚

  26. Lynz Real Cooking March 14, 2016 at 7:31 pm #

    Yummm looks so good! Xx

  27. Nguyen Ngoc To Vy March 15, 2016 at 8:21 am #

    Looks yummy πŸ˜‹

    • Nandini March 18, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  28. Hanna March 17, 2016 at 8:26 am #

    Oh man! This looks so tasty! I am also on lent and have been looking for new ideas. Thank you for this! πŸ™‚

    • Nandini March 18, 2016 at 8:54 pm #

      You are so welcome Hanna. And Thank You πŸ™‚

  29. swabby429 March 21, 2016 at 6:07 pm #

    This looks so scrumptious.

    • Nandini March 28, 2016 at 3:05 pm #

      Thank You so much πŸ™‚

  30. Glenda M Thomas March 28, 2016 at 10:05 am #


  31. diaoje28 April 21, 2016 at 8:41 pm #

    omg i hate cooking but i definitely need to give this a cry!

    • Nandini April 23, 2016 at 12:38 pm #

      Than this is perfect for you since it is semi-made πŸ™‚

  32. Tofino Photography May 9, 2016 at 10:31 pm #

    Do you do your own photography? Your very good at it as well as cooking!
    I see some Tillamook cheese! Toured the plant awhile back.Great place

    • Nandini May 10, 2016 at 12:28 pm #

      Oh! that is so nice. We love medium cheddar. Thank You so much for the compliment. I do my own images by my kitchen window with my samsung S6 and then photoshop it. I do not own a prof camera so the images are not that very up to the mark.

  33. Runlikethereswinewaiting August 26, 2016 at 9:48 pm #

    uh yum!!!


  1. Fellow Adventurers (28 March) - March 28, 2016

    […] Imports’ Vegetarian enchilada casserole looks […]

  2. Vegetarian Enchilada Casserole Recipe – Glenda the Good Foodie - March 28, 2016

    […] […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: