SUPER Easy Spinach Enchiladas Recipe

pan of spinach enchiladas

Great Spinach Enchiladas Start with a Great Tortilla!

These spinach enchiladas are pretty much a staple in our house. One of the reasons is because they are great heated up as leftovers.

For tortillas, we like to use the Food for Life Sprouted Corn tortillas. Sprouted foods are great for your stomach health. Check out our podcast episode 191: The How and Why of Sprouting.

Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas Food For Life Sprouted Corn Tortillas
  • Yeast Free
  • High in Fiber
  • Contain Sprouted Grains (which generally makes the amount of nutrients higher in foods and are easier to digest)
  • Vegan
  • Non-GMO

What Makes Enchiladas Even MORE Awesome?

Spinach! In my opinion, adding spinach is one of the best things you can do to breathe new life into plain old cheese enchiladas.  Don’t get me wrong…cheese enchiladas are great in their own right, but adding fresh spinach really kicks up the flavor and substance!

bowl of spinach for spinach enchiladas

Added Nutrition!

Adding even a little bit of spinach to this dish gives a healthy dose of Vitamins A and K as well as manganese and folate, among other key nutrients.

You can make this spinach enchiladas recipe with mild or spicy sauce (prepared or homemade), add chopped onions if you like,  and top with sour cream, more onions, salsa, jalapenos, or cilantro.

If you like even more veggies in your enchiladas, try our delicious veggie enchilada recipe.

Getting Saucy with It!

Another ingredient that can make or break your spinach enchiladas is the sauce.

We typically buy our enchilada sauce off the shelf. The brand we use for this particular recipe is Hatch Organic Red Enchilada Sauce. Super yummy!

Looking to Make Your Spinach Enchiladas Vegan?

If you’re looking to make your spinach enchiladas, you’re in luck because there are some great veggie cheese options out there these days. One of our favorites (and a favorite of our community) is Daiya Dairy-free cheese. You can also skip the cheese altogether if you’d prefer.

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Spinach Enchiladas

Prep Time20 minutes
Active Time20 minutes
Total Time45 minutes
Course: Main Dishes
Cuisine: Mexican, Vegetarian
Yield: 4 people


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 4 cups fresh spinach leaves washed and chopped
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 can enchilada sauce
  • Cooking spray for softening tortillas
  • Optional: sour cream for serving


  • Heat oven to 375 degrees fahrenheit.
  • Pour a little enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 13 x 9 inch glass dish. Tilt the dish to coat the bottom with sauce.
  • Place a skillet over medium heat.
  • Spray both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray.
  • To soften the tortillas, place them in the heated skillet for a minute or two on each side. If you have a large skillet, you can do 2 or 3 at a time.
  • Remove softened tortillas to a workspace (I use a cutting board).
  • To make an enchilada, place a small amount of cheese down the center of a tortilla and top with a small amount of spinach. Use as much or as little cheese and spinach as you like, just take care not to overstuff. Roll the tortilla up tightly around the cheese and spinach.
  • Place each enchilada in the glass dish so that they are touching each other.
  • Pour remaining sauce over the enchiladas.
  • Top with remaining cheese.
  • Bake uncovered for 20 minutes.
  • Remove the enchiladas from the oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes before removing them from the pan.
  • If desired, top individual servings with sour cream.
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