Candices Butternut Squash Enchiladas Recipe

  • 1 butternut squash – peeled, halved lengthwise, and seeded
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 (28 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (optional)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup shredded Colby-Jack cheese
  1. Place squash halves in a microwave-safe bowl and cover bowl with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave until flesh is very tender, 12 to 15 minutes.
  2. Pour about 1 inch of oil in a skillet and place over medium-low heat. Fry tortillas in oil until softened and lightly browned, about 10 seconds per side. Drain tortillas on paper towel-lined plates.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  4. Spread a thin layer of enchilada sauce into the bottom of a 9×13-inch baking dish.
  5. Sprinkle cinnamon, garlic salt, and black pepper over squash; mash until smooth. Stir black beans and cilantro into squash mixture until filling is well mixed.
  6. Place a tortilla in the bottom of the baking dish; spoon filling down the middle and roll tortilla around filling, keeping it seam-side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Stack rolled tortillas on top of each other, if needed. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over tortillas and top with Colby-Jack cheese.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted, 25 to 30 minutes.