These 25-Minute Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas are for busy nights when you want a healthy, homemade meal, FAST!You think as your kids get older, things like getting healthy, homemade dinners on the table are going to get easier. I mean, there are no screaming toddlers grabbing your legs wanting to be held when you’re trying to cook, so it’s got to be easier, right?
My experience is the opposite. It’s gotten more difficult as the kids have gotten older. The reason? Homework, activities, and being pulled in twenty five different directions at one time.
I do my best to use the meal prep system I describe in my Conquer Dinner eBook. Some weeks, I’m a super star. Other weeks, I fall flat on my face.
This 25-Minute Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchilada dinner recipe is for those weeks when I don’t have the time or just didn’t do enough meal prepping and I still want a healthy, homemade dinner. But I need it FAST.
Start to finish, you can have these Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas on the table in 25 minutes, and there’s no meal prepping required.
I do cheat a little, though. I use canned butternut squash, canned black beans, and store-bought enchilada sauce. Sometimes, a mama’s gotta do what a mama’s gotta do.
When dinner turns out this delicious, no one can really complain about a few shortcuts.
How to Make Butternut Squash Enchiladas
Here’s what you have to do to get your Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchiladas on the table in 25 minutes:
First you’ll want to preheat your oven. Then chop your onion and sauté it, add the seasonings, canned butternut squash, and black beans.
Mix that all together and let it get warm throughout. It won’t look like something your kids will be excited about at this point, but just wait.
You’ve got to hide this mixture inside the tortillas.
Then you wrap them up and smother them all with enchilada sauce and cheese. Bake the whole thing, covered, for 10 minutes until the cheese is melted. Add the cilantro (totally optional–if you have kids and it will freak them out, leave it off. Otherwise, it’s a great compliment) and serve!
There you have it. An easy and healthy 25 minute dinner. Let me know when you try this one?!
Butternut Squash Enchiladas Video
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This recipe was first published in October 2017. A video was added October 2019.