15+ Ways To Use Enchilada Sauce

Enchilada sauce is a great start to lots of delicious dinner ideas. Here’s 15 ways to use enchilada sauce – enchilada recipes, casseroles, soup…even macaroni and cheese! You’re sure to find something to make for dinner tonight.

15+ Ways To Use Enchilada Sauce - whether homemade or canned, there is so many ways to use enchilada sauce for a delicious dinner!

Last week, we did a complete cleaning of our pantry. It has become a huge mess and it had gotten to a place where finding the rice almost took longer than cooking it. With the help of our 16-year-old, everything was pulled out – every last can, box, bag, and container. With everything grouped and sorted among our kitchen floor and counters, I realized we had not just 1 or 2 cans of enchilada sauce, not even 5 cans. But, we had 10 big cans of enchilada sauce. TEN.

While I do a bit of stocking up during sales, ten cans of enchilada sauce is a bit much, even for us. I suspect the reason I have so much is that when I need enchilada sauce for a recipe, I’m never really sure how much I will end up using, so I buy two cans. Then, I use only one can and the other goes into that mess of a pantry. Next time I buy enchilada sauce, I buy another 2 cans and the cycle repeats itself again and again.

Putting my enchilada sauce to use shouldn’t be a problem — while I love lots of different Mexican food dishes, one of my top favorites has always been enchiladas. It doesn’t matter if it’s red sauce, green sauce, creamy style, chicken, cheese, beef…I’m a fan of all of them and more.

Beyond enchiladas, there is even more ways to use enchilada sauce – casseroles, soups, even macaroni and cheese. I’ve pulled together over 15 recipes that use enchilada sauce in some way. These recipes can use homemade enchilada sauce or canned sauce and while I’ve included some enchilada recipes, I’m also sharing recipes that aren’t enchiladas. Check out the recipes I’m sharing — be sure to click on the images or recipe titles to visit these pages — not only will you get the recipe to these dishes, but there is lots of other great stuff on these blogs.

Chicken Tamale Casserole by Taste and Tell Blog

Chicken Tamale Casserole by Taste and Tell Blog

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas by Tried and Tasty

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas by Tried and Tasty

Southwestern Opa Ranch Casserole by Yummy Healthy Easy

Southwestern Opa Ranch Casserole by Yummy Healthy Easy

Cheese and Onion Enchiladas by The View From Great Island

Cheese and Onion Enchiladas by The View From Great Island

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork by Yummy Healthy Easy

Copycat Cafe Rio Sweet Pulled Pork by Yummy Healthy Easy

Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese by Shugary Sweets

Beef Enchilada Mac and Cheese by Shugary Sweets

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas by Farm Fresh Feasts

Butternut Squash and Caramelized Onion Enchiladas by Farm Fresh Feasts

Mexican Lasagna by Fannetastic Food

Mexican Lasagna by Fannetastic Food

Vegetarian Wet Burritos by Shockingly Delicious

Vegetarian Wet Burritos by Shockingly Delicious

Enchilada Beef Rollups by Enchilada Beef Roll Ups

Enchilada Beef Rollups by Enchilada Beef Roll Ups

Chicken Enchilada Soup by Karens Kitchen Stories

Chicken Enchilada Soup by Karens Kitchen Stories

Chicken, Corn, and Bell Pepper Enchiladas by An Edible Mosaic

Chicken Corn and Bell Pepper Enchiladas by An Edible Mosaic

Baked Mexican Eggrolls with Enchilada Guacamole by Taste and Tell Blog

Baked Mexican Eggrolls with Enchilada Guacamole by Taste and Tell Blog

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas by Tried and Tasty

Cream Cheese Chicken Enchiladas by Tried and Tasty

Confetti Turkey Enchiladas with Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce by Farm Fresh Feasts

Confetti Turkey Enchiladas with Slow Roasted Tomato Sauce by Farm Fresh Feasts

Black Bean and Sausage Enchiladas by Home Cooking Memories

Black Bean and Sausage Enchiladas by Home Cooking Memories

Now that I’ve given you some great ways to use enchilada sauce, how about some homemade enchilada sauce recipes? Check out this post for links to 5 amazing recipes to make enchilada sauce from scratch:

5 Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipes

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Comments

  1. says

    Brandie,
    Pinned to the Rockin’ Recipe Round Up Board because this is indeed a Rockin’ Recipe Round Up!
    Thanks for including mine–and I’m so glad to know I’m not alone in buying 2 cans, using 1, then buying 2 more next time!

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