Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

I love a creamy, Tex-Mex style one skillet meal.
A while back I made this Easy Beef Tex Mex Skillet Casserole. A vegetarian skillet meal was long overdue so I made this Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole. Easy one skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole | This Gal Cooks
I made this dish for Sunday dinner. Ken and I devoured it! Well, we didn’t devour all of it at once. Luckily, we had leftovers. So we got to devour the rest of it Monday evening. ♥︎
I used RiceSelect Arborio Blend™ with Jalapeño in this recipe. If you love a little heat in your food, you will enjoy the creaminess and slight heat that comes with this blend. It pairs well with the soft sweet potatoes, the zucchini, sweet corn and the black beans used in this dish.
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RiceSelect is my go to rice brand. All of their products are non-GMO and are grown, milled, and packaged in the USA. I’ve used many of their varieties in my cooking, such as the Texmati® White Rice and Royal Blend®. And I love that I can purchase RiceSelect products at the grocery store or from the comfort of my home.
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This dish was so EASY to make! Everything is cooked in one oven-safe skillet. Saute some sweet potatoes with a little olive oil. Add the rice, black beans, corn, enchilada sauce and chicken stock. Use vegetarian stock, if you prefer. Cover and cook until the rice is tender. Then, top with cheese and broil until that cheese is ooey gooey and bubbly. Enjoy.
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Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

4.7 from 16 reviews
Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole
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Recipe type: dinner
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 C RiceSelect Arborio Blend ™ with Jalapeño
  • 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 small red chili peppers, seeded and sliced
  • 1 medium zucchini, cored and diced
  • 1 15oz can of black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 4oz can of diced green chilis
  • ½ C frozen sweet corn
  • 2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce, seeded and chopped
  • 1 14.5oz can of spicy red pepper diced tomatoes (NOT drained)
  • 1 10oz can mild green chili enchilada sauce
  • 1 10oz can red enchilada sauce
  • ¼ C water
  • 2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 C shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ tbsp olive oil
  • Cilantro for garnish
  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sweet potato and drizzle with the ½ tbsp of olive oil. Saute for 5 minutes.
  2. Add the zucchini, red chili peppers and chipotle peppers and saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Reduce heat to medium low and stir in the rice. Cook for 1 minute, stirring often. Add the enchilada sauces, water, diced tomatoes, diced green chilis, black beans and corn. Mix well and bring to a boil. Cover and reduce to a simmer. Simmer for 18-20 minutes, or until the rice is tender, stirring occasionally.
  4. Once the rice is done cooking, stir in the 2oz of cream cheese. Top with the shredded cheese and then turn on your broiler. Broil until the cheese is bubbly. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1.5 C Calories: 300 Fat: 7g Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 8g Sodium: 745mg Protein: 9g

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  1. says

    My favorite rice recipe is definitely risotto, and I only use arborio rice when making it. But I had no clue that they make a jalapeno one now! I am definitely going to be on the look out for it the next time I am out shopping- yum! :)

    • says

      You have made some darn good risotto recipes, Carrie! You would love this jalapeno arborio rice. Mmm, I’m thinking about your beer bacon risotto and I think it would be great made with the jalapeno risotto!

  2. says

    That is my FAVORITE brand of Arborio rice and I have never tried it with the jalapeno. Had no idea that existed and it’s on my grocery list now. My favorite rice recipe is my creamy mushroom risotto. Thanks for the giveaway!
    This looks so delicious, Julie! Pinned!

    • says

      You’ve GOTTA try it, Claire! It’s so good. Plus, I heart jalapenos so this rice is PERFECT!!!

      Also, I would gobble up all of the mushroom risotto. YUM!

  3. says

    I love homemade Mexican rice! Like what you get on the side of your food at a Mexican restaurant. It’s so good and easy to make at home. I love this idea of an Arborio blend that is seasoned, so clever. And I’m sure your recipe would be a new rice favorite in my house hold!

    • says

      I LOVE sweet potatoes with spice, too! I’ve done sweet potatoes stuffed with taco meat, beans, cheese, salsa and sour cream. SO good! Thanks for stopping by, Allie!

  4. says

    Love all your skillet meals and this one is so creative! We are crazy about enchiladas and sweet potatoes and so combining the two and using rice sounds perfect!

  5. Tina Sweeney says

    My favorite rice recipe is Acorn Squash with rice, black beans, tomatoes, spices. Yumm!

  6. says

    I’ve seen this rice on some other blogs, but your way of cooking it is very original and looks extremely comforting and delicious! Enchilada casserole in a skillet, it is a must try!!!

  7. says

    Julie this skillet meal looks great. I can’t wait to try the rice with jalapeños. My favorite rice dish is fried rice or stir fry.

  8. says

    Oh man, Arborio rice is my kryptonite. It’s the best! As are sweet potatoes. What an awesome skillet meal Julie! I would’ve arm wrestled you for those leftovers ;)

  9. says

    Thanks for this recipe. My family thinks rice is a requirement several times a week. I just tried this Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole. We loved it – even the veggies. Now I have a new favorite dish – and all in one pan.

    • says

      We really enjoyed this recipe. Don’t know why my pc would not let me put 4 stars, which this recipe deserved!

      • says

        Thank you for stopping by to let me know you enjoyed the recipe, Sue! I’m not sure why it isn’t working either but I will look into it. Thanks for the heads up. :)

  10. Gina M says

    I love making homemade pork fried rice, just like my favorite Chinese place!!

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  11. shelly peterson says

    I don’t do much with rice but I do love Mexican rice. I would so love to try your recipe, it’s looks really good.
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  12. maureen says

    I love the chicken and rice casserole my mother has made but I also love chicken and wild rice soup.

  13. Sharon Chapman says

    i am looking forward to trying the sweet potato Enchiladas skillet casserole. it looks great!

  14. Anne says

    My favorite rice side dish is simple to make in my rice cooker, but it’s really tasty, and it depends on good rice. I soften chopped onions in a bit of oil with a dash of salt, then stir in the rice. Then comes the water (and/or stock). A little dried thyme at the beginning or fresh thyme toward the end, and it’s a great basic but flavorful side. It’s also easy to change up the flavoring to match the main course, too.

  15. Cynthia C says

    I find myself making rice pilaf a lot to round out a meal. Everybody loves it with garlic, onions and herbs.

  16. Laura J says

    My favorite rice recipes is Spaghetti Rice Stuffed Green Peppers! I cook the rice and hamburger, and then mix with spaghetti sauce and mozzarella cheese. I stuff the peppers and put extra sauce on top. I cover with foil and bake for 45 minutes at 350..then take off the foil and put a little extra cheese on top. One of our families favorites!

  17. Denise L says

    My favorite rice recipe to make consist of hot rice, sauteed garlic, and lots of freshly chopped green herbs.

  18. Betty C says

    My favorite rice recipe is fried rice, but your recipe could make me change my mind. It looks and sounds wonderful.

  19. Melissa M says

    I like to cook rice in water with beef bouillon cubes. Then I add cooked hamburger, corn and green beans to it. My kids LOVE it!

  20. Athena says

    I loved this. It was pretty easy to make, just worried that it wouldn’t all fit in my 11 inch skillet. Might do a bigger pan next time to be safe, but will be making again and again!

    • says

      Hi Athena!

      SO glad you enjoyed this recipe! I made it in a 12 inch casserole skillet and there was more than enough room in that so you may want to try that size next time! I found my skillet for a decent price at Homegoods (I’m pretty sure it was less than $30)

      Have a great week and a happy Thanksgiving, if you’re celebrating! :)

  21. Kendra says

    I can’t seem to find the jalapeno blend of this brand of rice (of course they have every other flavor) in my stores. Do you have any suggestions for an alternative so I can make this? thanks

    • says

      Hi Kendra,

      I would suggest using the Rice Select plain arborio rice and then adding a fresh chopped jalapeno to the skillet along with the zucchini, red chili peppers and chipotle peppers (step 2).

      Hope this helps. :)


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