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Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal.

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night!

I think sometimes we get so bogged down with life we forget to “fill ourselves up.” 

This past year has been rough. From moving out of the our house, to renting, to my husbands business having a really rough period, to not being able to build our dream house, and then visiting the fertility doctor. I’ve gotten so wrapped up the heart break, the frustration, and sheer exhaustion of not seeing the light at the end of the tunnel that I’ve forgotten to “fill myself up.”

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!

The past two years I’ve attended the Chopped Conference in Kansas City, which is a food blog conference. Each year I have left feeling like my heart tank is full. This year was no different. 

Honestly, just making sure I got there was half the battle. I kept having issues with roommates being able to go and then not go, so much so that I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to go. But none the less, I decided to attend and I am so glad I did. I met some great new faces in the blogging world and reconnected with some old friends. 

I learned about how to shoot videos … gasp. Which I may try to start doing! “May,” being the key word .. they still kinda freak me out. I need a little encouragement from you guys! Do you even want to see videos? 

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!

And learned about some techie SEO stuff, which is always enlightening. But the highlight of the conference was the talk led by Ali from Gimme Some Oven. The main phrase she pressed into was actually something that Coach Turner from Friday Night Lights use to say. Did anybody ever watch that show? If not, you need to soon. Best show ever!  And your life will forever be changed!

But anyways, before each game Coach would tell his team. “Clear Eyes. Full Hearts. Can’t Lose.” 

She pressed into each one of those phrases as it related to the blogging world. But to me, it touched something I wasn’t expecting, something that had nothing at all to do with blogging. 

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!

Like I said in the beginning of the post. We’ve been going through a challenging year. I have been questioning God’s goodness in all this and been focusing on the hardness of it all. I tried to press in to the Lord but he was silent, which made me mad.  I have told him a “piece of my mind” quite a few times. My eyes have not been clear. I was looking through foggy tired eyes instead of eyes that have been rested and that know there is a purpose for hardship.

Full Hearts. This is the part of the talk that made me start crying. I really can’t nail down specifically why I started crying, and even as I write this I start to tear up. But … FULL hearts … how I long for my heart to be full again. The feeling of being so full of joy that it overflows into everyone else you talk to. To not feel like I’m in a rip current that I can’t get out of, or like I’m slowing drowning. I felt like God was filling me up just a little bit in that session, releasing some of the weight that I’ve been carrying around or maybe just healing a part of me that became open to him again. I was reminded that just because I feel low now, does NOT mean it’s the end. There is always another mountaintop, but there is something to learn in valley. 

Can’t Lose. If we have clear eyes, and full hearts … we can’t lose. We can get through those hard valley of life and it just makes those mountaintop moments all the sweeter! But remember, when you are on that mountaintop someone else may be in their valley, use that full heart you have to encourage those around you! Believe me, they need it! I know Ali’s full heart encouraged mine!

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!

Ok. On to the recipe for today. Something that always makes me happy is Mexican Food. Gimme a margarita, a taco, or guacamole and I’m one happy camper. And these Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are no different.

My favorite part about this whole meal is the spiralized veggie part! It’s just fun to have curly vegetables in your enchiladas and it’s a great way to sneak the vegetables in for you kids … or even your husband. 🙂 hehe The vegetables are slightly cooked and then tossed with a few spices to enhance the flavors, rolled in tortillas and then covered with enchilada sauce and CHEESE! 

This meal takes 30 minutes to whip up and 5 minutes to devour! It’s the perfect addition to your taco tuesday menu or just a quick easy dinner idea for the week! I hope you enjoy sweet friends!

Bon Appetit!

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!

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Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night!

Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas

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  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Vegetarian, Kid Friendly, Easy Dinner Ideas,
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Mexican


Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red pepper, spiralized
  • 1 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1 yellow squash, spiralized
  • 1/2 red onion, spiralized
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ancho chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 15.5 oz. can low sodium pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 6 flour tortillas (I got burrito size)
  • 19 oz. can of red enchilada sauce
  • 3/4 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
  • garnish: fresh cilantro, avocado, and sliced jalapeno


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree.
  2. Heat a large skillet to medium high heat. Add olive oil and spiralized red onion. Saute for 2 minutes. Add in the spiralized red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, ground cumin, smoked paprika, garlic powder, salt, ancho chili powder, and ground pepper. Stir and saute for 4 minutes until veggies are cooked down.
  3. Add in the pinto beans. Stir and saute for 1 minute.
  4. Spread 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce on the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.
  5. Add 1/3 -1/2 cup of the veggie mixture to each tortilla. Roll. Place them in the baking dish, seam side down.
  6. Cover the prepared enchiladas with 1 cup of enchilada sauce. Then top with cheese.
  7. Cover with tin foil.
  8. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.
  9. Broiler HIGH for 3 minutes to brown the cheese.
  10. (optional) Garnish with fresh cilantro, diced avocado, and sliced jalapeno.


To spiralize the red pepper, cut off or chop off the stem. Place the bottom of the pepper on the blade part, and press so the handle is holding the pepper tight. Then spiralize it, core and all.
To spiralize the red onion, chop the ends off (leave the onion whole). Remove the peel from the onion. Place onion on the blade part and press the handle up against the other end. Spiralize it.

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Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas are a easy light 30 minute meal. Perfect for your next taco night or quick weeknight dinner!



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22 comments on “Spiralized Vegetable Enchiladas”

  1. Thank you for the inspiring post. I’ve lost both my mom and grandmother this year within 6 months of each other and have struggled trying to juggle taking care of my family, managing the coffee stand I currently work at and finish yoga teacher training while trying to make my way through the grief process. So I just really relate to your words about being in the valley, tired, sad and questioning God. I’m longing for clear eyes and a full heart, too. I do know that through my struggles, I am cultivating resilience, strength and compassion and will hopefully use my experience to give back to others in the valley . 🙂 Also, thank you for the recipe, it’s definitely going in next week’s meal rotation. Wishing you love, light and blessings in 2017. ♡

    1. OH I’m so sorry to hear that Kate! That is extremely hard! I definitely understand trying to process everything in the midst of trying to “handle your business.”

      Even though those valleys are so incredibly hard I love how God gives us little blessings and “lights at the end of the tunnel” through the hardships. He is definitely building up strength and compassion in you and will ABSOLUTELY use you in someones life to encourage and bless them! You encouraged me today! 🙂 Hugs sweet Kate!

  2. Krista
    Can’t wait to try this recipe.
    As you say… it’s easy to post the happy rosey things… not so easy the opposite. Your courage and honesty is inspiring ~ as well as your recipes.
    Be kind to yourself and good things…

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    carrie @ frugal foodie mama

    It is definitely good to get away every now and again and attend a blog conference or something else with other liked minded individuals. I NEED that in my life & make sure that happens at least a few times a year.
    These enchiladas look amazing! Love all the veggies packed into these. 🙂

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate

    Love, love, love! I can’t wait to try this (thought it would be tonight, but…). It’s so fun and filling. Very nice!

  5. I recently stumbled upon your blog because my best friend sends me pins and I noticed she was sending me your recipes fairly often. She sent me the link to your Avocado Caprese Chicken Salad….I clicked, and found all your recipes! I haven’t stopped looking at all your recipes for three days now, and then today I saw this post, which is the first time I stopped long enough to read a blog post of yours.

    I just want to say, This Too Shall Pass. That and, with God, all things are possible. Those were my mom’s two favorite sayings and I believe that your are right. We all have our own struggles and sometimes it’s easy to feel as if we are alone, but we are not. Even you opening up to write this post has made an impact on my life. I love to cook and I love to cook healthy and now I found your blog! That’s a mountaintop for me! 🙂

    This looks like a fun recipe! I have never spiralized a red pepper, but I will be trying it!

    1. You seriously brought tears to my eyes. First off that you’ve been looking through my site for 3 days, I’m blown away and honored!

      But your encouragement on a spiritual level was so needed! Thank you thank you thank you for taking time to stop in and comment. It means the world! And you are right, we are not alone, we are walking through this life together and need to help pick each other up .. and sometimes that means sharing our stories. 🙂

      PS. just a warning, spiralizing red peppers … messy. At least it was for me. But sooo worth it! hehe. Enjoy Denise!

  6. you have no idea how much I needed to read this today!! it is often so hard to see past our disappointments, and we feel sorry for ourselves and then wonder why things aren’t getting any better.
    just know our words hit home today

    1. Oh… so glad to hear it Heather! 🙂 You are definitely not alone girl! Glad my words and sharing my heart could encourage you today!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

    Those rough years are brutal! Good things are coming your way! And I want all your tips on creating videos. I’m scared of that too! Lastly, these enchiladas look so yummy!

    1. haha… glad I’m not the only one scared of video. 🙂

      Thanks for the encouragement sweet Amy! There are lows but after those lows ALWAYS come highs!