Vegetarian Enchiladas

Veggie Enchiladas are super healthy, super colorful, and full of flavor!

Seasoned, roasted vegetables, are wrapped in corn tortillas, covered in enchilada sauce, and baked until bubbly. Vegetarian Enchiladas are a quick and easy meatless meal that your whole family will love.

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Ingredients

VEGETABLES Veggie enchiladas are chock full of healthy veggies like cauliflower, bell pepper, and zucchini, but we seasoned them and roasted them to bring out their best flavor. Add your favorite veggies based on what you have in your fridge.

SEASONING To keep it simple we use homemade taco seasoning for the vegetables. You can use your favorite seasonings or even just salt & pepper.

TORTILLAS Corn tortillas are best for enchiladas. Be sure to heat them so they don’t crack. I heat them on the grill or directly over the flame of a gas stove for a few minutes.

CHEESE This recipe uses pepper jack cheese since it’s easily available but feel free to try different kinds of cheese like cotija!

ingredients to make Veggie Enchiladas

Variations

    • Line tortillas with fresh spinach leaves before adding the veggies for a little extra color, flavor, and nutrients!
    • We also like sautéed sliced mushrooms, diced onions, or a can of diced tomatoes, or even a can of green chilis.
    • For an extra protein boost, add a can of drained and rinsed black beans and some brown rice!
    • Veggie enchiladas are a great way to use up leftovers like other veggies, rice, or scrambled eggs.

How to Make Veggie Enchiladas

  1. Prep, season, & roaste vegetables per recipe below.
  2. Fill tortillas with roasted vegetables, place in a baking dish with a bit of enchilada sauce.
  3. Top with remaining enchilada sauce & bake.

process of cooking vegetables for filling for Veggie Enchiladas

Toppings for Enchiladas

Topping possibilities are endless!

A dollop of sour cream, some easy guacamole, some salsa, or pineapple salsa are all great options.

We like to serve vegetarian enchiladas with Cilantro Jicama Slaw for a fresh crispy side.

Veggie Enchiladas open with filling on a baking sheet

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Veggie Enchiladas baked in a casserole dish

Perfect Enchiladas Every Time

  • When making enchiladas, heat the corn tortillas before rolling so they don’t crack.
  • Cut veggies the same size so they roast at the same rate.
  • Keep leftovers covered in the refrigerator and they will last about 4 days. Enchiladas can be reheated in the microwave or oven.
  • Or, make a vegetarian enchilada soup by placing roasted vegetables in a pot with caramelized onions, salt & pepper, taco seasoning, and a can of tomato soup. Add some salsa, vegetable broth, then heat and serve with shredded cheese and tortilla chips on top!

Did you make these Veggie Enchiladas? Be sure to leave a rating and a comment below! 

 

Veggie Enchiladas on a plate

Veggie Enchiladas

These easy & cheesy enchiladas are filling, flavorful, and budget-friendly!
Course Casserole, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4 servings
Calories 246
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 2 cups enchilada sauce divided
  • 8 corn tortillas 6″ each
  • 2 cups pepper jack cheese shredded, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro finely chopped

Vegetable Filling

  • 6 cups cauliflower cut into small florets
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 small zucchini diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Spread 1 cup enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  • Combine all of the vegetable filling ingredients in a small bowl. Toss to combine.
  • Spread onto a baking sheet, roast 10 minutes. Stir and roast an additional 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • Place 2 tablespoons of cheese on each tortilla. Evenly divide vegetable mixture over tortillas. Roll tortillas and place seam side down in the prepared dish.
  • Top with remaining sauce. Reduce oven temperature to 375°F. Bake uncovered 20 minutes or until bubbly. Add remaining cheese and bake 5 minutes more.
  • Top with chopped cilantro.

Nutrition

Serving: 2enchiladas | Calories: 246 | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1120mg | Potassium: 296mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1889IU | Vitamin C: 50mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg
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Veggie Enchiladas in a dish with a title
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Air fryer buffalo cauliflower bites are the perfect snack and a great way to enjoy a fave veggie!

Bites of cauliflower are dredged and lightly breaded and air fried. Finally, they’re tossed in buffalo sauce for the perfect snack food. Serve with carrots & celery sticks and ranch or blue cheese dip.

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A Favorite Snack

The perfect alternative to buffalo wings, buffalo cauliflower bites are savory and snackable!

  • We love them because they taste SO GOOD!
  • They’re air fried (and not deep fried) for extra crisp without all of the fat.
  • They can be prepared up to 24 hours in advance and cooked just before eating.
  • Toss them in buffalo sauce or save a few without sauce for anyone in your group who doesn’t eat spice!

ingredients to make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Ingredients

CAULIFLOWER Cauliflower is a low-carb and keto superstar! Packed with vitamins, antioxidants, and fiber, cauliflower is our favorite veggie for its mild flavor and versatility!

BREADING This recipe is a take on our oven version. Lightly breaded and air fried to crispy perfection.

BUFFALO SAUCE Toss or dip these into Buffalo sauce for their signature flavor!

coating cauliflower and putting in air fryer to make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

How to Make Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

This is the easy part!

  1. Prepare cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Whisk batter ingredients. Stir breading ingredients together; set aside.
  3. Toss cauliflower into the batter & let excess batter drip off.

coated pieces of Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

  1. Gently roll each cauliflower piece in breading mixture & place in air fryer. Cook until crispy (per the recipe below.)
  2. Remove cauliflower bites & toss in Buffalo sauce. Return to air fryer & cook another 2-3 minutes.

Buffalo cauliflower bites aren’t the same without a few dips and sauces! Ranch dressing, homemade aioli, honey mustard sauce, and creamy cheese sauce are some of our faves.

cooked Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower before putting on buffalo sauce

No Air Fryer? No Problem!

Oven-Baked Buffalo Cauliflower is just as easy as the air fryer version!

Tips for Perfection

  • Cut or break cauliflower pieces into uniform sizes so they all cook at the same rate.
  • The batter is very thick, be sure to allow excess to drip off (or even give it a little shake if needed).
  • Do not overcrowd the basket, cook in batches if needed to ensure that the air has lots of space to circulate.
  • For a crisper breading, serve with hot sauce on the side for dipping. (Garlicky Aioli is another favorite dip).

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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower

Breaded, crispy, & tossed in buffalo sauce, this Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower is the perfect snack!
Course Air Fryer, Appetizer, Party Food, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 258
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 cup Panko bread crumbs
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • ½ cup buffalo sauce

Batter

  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Wash, dry, and cut cauliflower into bite-sized pieces.
  • Whisk batter ingredients until smooth and toss with cauliflower.
  • Combine Panko bread crumbs, seasoned bread crumbs, olive oil, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Remove cauliflower from the batter and allow excess to drip off. Gently roll cauliflower in the bread crumb mixture. Repeat with remaining cauliflower.
  • Preheat air fryer to 350°F. Place cauliflower in a single layer in the air fryer.
  • Cook for 5 minutes. Increase heat to 400°F and cook an additional 5-7 minutes or until cauliflower is tender inside and crisp outside.
  • Toss with sauce and cook an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Serve with carrot sticks, celery and blue cheese or ranch dressing if desired.

Notes

Ensure you are using buffalo sauce, not just hot sauce for best results.

The batter is very thick, be sure to allow excess to drip off (or even give it a little shake if needed).

Do not overcrowd the basket, cook in a single layer. Cook in batches if needed to ensure that the air has lots of space to circulate.

For a crisper breading, serve with hot sauce on the side for dipping. (Garlicky Aioli is another favorite dip).

Nutrition

Calories: 258 | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 867mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 110mg | Iron: 2mg
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Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer with writing
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower in the air fryer with a title
Air Fryer Buffalo Cauliflower plated and in the air fryer with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies

Air Fryer Cauliflower (quick side dish)

The air fryer strikes again for this easy-to-make recipe for air fryer cauliflower! 

Seasoned, crispy, fried cauliflower florets are a low-carb and Keto but to be honest, everyone in my family loves this!

top view of Air Fryer Cauliflower on a plate with a fork

Cauliflower is a superfood and it roasts perfectly in the air fryer! Cook up a batch as a side dish, or as a guilt-free snack!

Easy Air-Fried Cauliflower

Air fried cauliflower is one of our favorite recipes it requires little prep and minimal seasoning and cooks in about 15 minutes.

The caramelization from the air fryer makes this dish even more flavorful.

Eat this as a side dish or use in place of steamed cauliflower in dishes like mashed cauliflower, to add to casseroles or even in roasted cauliflower soup.

Air Fryer Cauliflower in the air fryer before cooking

Ingredients/Variations

CAULIFLOWER – I prefer to use fresh cauliflower in the air fryer but if you only have frozen, use that!

Frozen cauliflower does not need to be thawed first. Simply brush with olive oil (or spray with cooking spray).

SEASONINGS We use garlic powder, salt & pepper, and parmesan in this recipe. Switch it up by trying different seasonings. Or coat the cauliflower florets with buffalo sauce and make “wings.”

cooked Air Fryer Cauliflower in the air fryer

How to Cook Cauliflower in the Air Fryer

It’s super easy and fast to cook up some tasty cauliflower!

  1. Prepare the cauliflower and toss with a bit of oil and seasonings (per recipe below).
  2. Place cauliflower pieces in the air fryer basket and fry until tender.
  3. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and cook another few minutes until the cheese is melted and crispy.

For crispier cauliflower, cook in small batches in a single layer. Place all cauliflower in the air fryer together for 2 minutes before serving to heat.

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Air Fryer Cauliflower

Seasoned Air Fryer Cauliflower is ready in less than 20 minutes, making it the perfect side dish!
Course Air Fryer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 132
Author Holly Nilsson

Ingredients

  • 1 head cauliflower cut into florets
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • cup parmesan cheese finely shredded

Instructions

  • Cut cauliflower into florets. Wash and drain very well.
  • Combine olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Toss with cauliflower.
  • Preheat air fryer to 390°F.
  • Place cauliflower in the air fryer basket and cook 12 minutes.
  • Sprinkle with parmesan and cook an additional 2-3 minutes or until florets reach desired doneness.

Notes

If the cauliflower is wet (after washing) it will steam instead of roast so be sure to drain very well. If possible, I try to wash the cauliflower the day before roasting.

For crispier cauliflower, cook in small batches in a single layer. Place all cauliflower in the air fryer together for 2 minutes before serving to heat.

To reheat, air fry 3-4 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 132 | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 69mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryer Cauliflower in the air fryer and plated with a title
Air Fryer Cauliflower in the air fryer with a title

Originally posted at Spend with Pennies