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Enchilada Quinoa Skillet Recipe

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

I grew up in New Mexico, but you never would have known it. I was majorly anti-spice as a kid. While my family was enjoying all of the local green chiles and putting them in every possible dish, I was rebelling and picking out every last little chile piece from my plate.

Now, I still don’t do spice. I avoid things with “buffalo” in the title and I order mild whenever that is an option, but I have learned that there is a difference between spicy and flavorful. I used to be afraid of chile powder and red pepper flakes, but adding spice doesn’t necessarily mean it has to burn your tongue off.

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

That is the beauty of this dish. It is jam-packed with flavor, but it is not actually spicy, so you can actually taste the seasonings.

And, as all of my recipes, it is super easy to throw together!

The Process 

Heat some oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Saute the onion until it gets some color on it. That beautiful golden cover brings some great flavor!

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

Toss the rest of the ingredients in there – the quinoa, corn, black beans, spices, and enchilada sauce.

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

Bring it to a boil, turn the heat down, and simmer it (stirring it occasionally) until the quinoa is tender.

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

Then top it with all of the goodies you love (that’s one of my favorite parts) and enjoy!

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

Enchilada Quinoa Skillet

I go crazy for avocado, so that was a must for me! And tomatoes and green onions add such good color!

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

I would have added some cilantro too, but my sister was eating with me, so I skipped that addition this time.

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

This makes for an amazing weeknight dinner because it is so fast to throw together.

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

It is filling and full of healthy protein, so you can feel good about feeding it to your family.

And most importantly, it’s really really seriously delicious. 

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!

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One Pot Enchilada Quinoa Bowls Recipe

This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 c. uncooked quinoa
  • 1 (15oz) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (15oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 Tbs chili powder

Garnish

  • Plain Greek yogurt or sour cream
  • Green onion
  • Avocado
  • Cheese
  • Tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add onion and cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes.
  3. Stir in quinoa, enchilada sauce, black beans, corn, and spices.
  4. Bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cover. Let it cook for 20-25 minutes, until the quinoa is tender.
  6. Add garnish and serve.
This healthy and delicious Enchilada Quinoa Skillet is made all in one pot, saving you time, energy, and unnecessary dishes!
This Post Has 8 Comments
  1. Love the avocado topper idea! I'm gluten-free, so love using quinoa in recipes to get some carbs in my diet (not that I'm hurting for carbs, lol!)
  2. I was also major anit-spice as a kid! Like my mom would set aside ground beef without taco seasoning on it, anti-spice. Now that I am married to someone that loves all things hot, I am getting used to spice. I may have to try this dish out!
    1. HA! It's so good to know that tastes can change! That was so sweet of your mom to set aside ground beef. I had an aunt that would make a full extra pan of potato casserole just for me because the regular pan had green chiles in it. So sweet!
  3. I have been looking for a healthy alternative to greasy (yet delicious!) enchiladas. I will have to try this! Gennifer Rose | www.GenniferRose.com

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