If there’s one thing I miss most about limiting my dairy intake, it’s cheese, of course! My family has a saying that the only thing better than cheese is melted cheese, and I stand by that statement to this day. But how can you have enchiladas without this staple ingredient? Well, it’s possible. Never before had I jumped on the dairy-free cheese bandwagon, but this recipe made me a true believer.
And for all of my non-dairy intolerant readers, please feel free to use the real deal. Trust me, if dairy didn’t dislike me (read up on my dairy-free journey here), I’d be right there with ya.
As for this recipe, my mom and I were inspired by a family friend’s original Mexican Enchilada Casserole that she whipped up on a girls’ trip my mom attended recently. With a few healthy swaps and personal tweaks, we took the casserole to the next level of yumminess. Even cheese eaters will be tempted to go back for seconds with this version!
Regardless of the diary or dairy-free option you choose, I highly recommend using a shredded “fiesta” or Mexican blend for extra flavor. When it comes to dairy free cheese, note that it may not melt quite the same. Many brands will note its ability to melt, so you can get that cheese pull you’re looking for!
The other, key healthy swap in these delicious enchiladas are my favorite grain-free tortillas, Siete Foods. In this recipe, I used their Cassava & Coconut Tortillas, but they have several other versions as well that can easily be substituted. These tortillas are absolutely delicious, and I love that they’re gluten-free and made with simple ingredients like coconut oil, apple cider vinegar and sea salt.
My creamy, satisfying casserole is so simple to whip up with quick, delicious ingredients like rotisserie chicken, cauliflower rice, black beans and jarred tomatillo salsa. It truly takes minutes to throw together and warm in the oven so you can enjoy all the “cheesy” goodness. I highly recommend a margarita on the side, but that’s just me
- 1 rotisserie chicken, picked into bite-sized pieces
- 2 packages tortillas (about 16 total)
- 1 bag or container cauliflower rice (thaw if frozen)
- 1 can black beans
- 1 large jar tomatilla salsa
- 2 bags shredded cheese of your choice (regular or dairy free)
- cilantro, avocado and jalapeños to serve (optional)
*Note* For an even layer of tortillas, tear into pieces to fill the empty spaces.
*Note* If you allow the casserole to cool completely and set up, it will be make a cleaner slice. Also, it tastes even better the next day!
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