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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.
Easy one skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole | This Gal Cooks
Easy one skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole | This Gal Cooks
Easy one skillet Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole | This Gal Cooks

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole

Yield: 8 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 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
  • 1/2 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
  • 1/4 C water
  • 2 oz reduced fat cream cheese
  • 1 C shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add the sweet potato and drizzle with the 1/2 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:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300 Total Fat: 7g Sodium: 745mg Carbohydrates: 47g Sugar: 8g Protein: 9g

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150 comments on “Sweet Potato Enchiladas Skillet Casserole”

  1. My favorite rice recipe is my mother’s arroz con pollo.

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  3. My favorite rice recipe is veggie fried rice.

  4. 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! :)

    • 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!

  5. Julie, you have the BEST skillet meals!! I love enchiladas, and this sweet potato fall twist sounds perfect!! :)

  6. 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!

  7. This looks delicious! My favorite rice recipe is for Mexican red rice!!

  8. 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!

  9. I love all your skillet recipes! They are so delicious and flavourful! What a great dish for fall… so warming and comforting.

  10. Oh my gosh! Love this recipe Julie! And that arborio rice with jalapenos is genius.. I bet this is creamy and spicy and absolutely delicious! I would lick my plate after it for sure!

  11. Oh I love this recipe!! It has all the elements to a great dinner ;)

  12. What an awesome recipe! I love sweet potatoes with spice! And all that melty cheese is totally calling to me ;)

    • 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!

  13. My favorite rice recipe is cheesy rice with fresh cut broccoli. My kids also love it!

  14. My favorite rice recipe is creamy chicken and rice with cream of mushroom soup.

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  17. I love making fried rice with leftover white rice, fried egg, soy sauce and lots of fresh veggies. Yum!

  18. 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!

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

  20. Everything about this meal is calling my name! Sweet potatoes, rice and that cheesy goodness look delicious! I definitely need to try the Arborio with Jalapeno blend.

  21. Wow, Julie, this looks fantastic. I’m going to have to give this a try. Sweet potatoes are one of my favorite foods.

  22. I could definitely devour a massive bowlful of this enchilada casserole right now.. WOW it looks delicious. Love that you used a skillet too, I love cooking in mine so this recipe is perfect for me!

  23. 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!!!

  24. I love to make a hearty beef stew and serve it over rice.

  25. This looks so delicious! All that melty cheese on top is just divine. I can’t wait to make it!

  26. I like arroz con pollo.

  27. i need to rethink rice because right now i only really use it as a plain side dish! [email protected]

  28. Yum! I make a bacon/chicken/broccoli/rice casserole that my family loves.


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  30. My favorite rice dish is Avocado Shrimp Risotto, and I even use Rice Select Aborrio Rice. ;) This dish looks amazing Julie, I can’t wait to try it!!

  31. 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.

  32. Wow I absolutely love sweet potatoes ! My favorite rice dish is shrimps risotto ;)

  33. I like cilantro lime rice!

  34. This looks so delicious! Definitely going to try it. Thanks for sharing:)

  35. This is my kind of dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wedesday!

  36. I love chicken and mushroom risotto. :)

  37. Yummy skillet meal! This looks so cheesy :)

  38. 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 ;)

  39. My favorite rice recipe is Spanish rice with sour cream

  40. My favorite rice dish is Seafood Paella. Thank you for the opportunity to enter.

  41. My favorite rice recipe is Spanish Rice.

  42. I love Matsutake Gohan ( Matsutake mushroom rice).
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  44. i like Fried Rice with egg.

  45. This looks SO good girl! Thanks for linking up with Show Stopper Saturday!

  46. I like to make fried rice with leftover meat and/or veggies.

  47. 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.

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

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  50. My favorite is definitely mushroom risotto.

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

  54. My favorite is chicken and wild rice soup

  55. I love rice pudding with golden raisins!

  56. i love making rice balls with marinara

  57. I like making spanish rice

  58. My favorite Rice recipe is my homemade Spanish Rice that my family just loves!

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

  60. I make a mean homemade chicken fried rice recipe.

  61. 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.

  62. I tweeted about your Skillet Enchilada Casserole and the RiceSelect promotion:

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

  64. 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!

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

  66. Cheesy chicken and rice casserole! But your recipe looks AWESOME!

  67. My favorite rice recipe is beef tips and rice.

  68. I like to make rice with chicken.

  69. my favorite rice dish is broccoli, cheese and rice casserole

  70. i love stuffed peppers

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

  72. My favorite is pork fried rice.

  73. I make a chicken and rice casserole we love

  74. My favorite is chicken and rice soup

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  76. My favorite rice recipe is jambalaya – a tradition here in the south.

  77. rice jambalaya with smoked sausage

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  78. 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!

  79. 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!

    • 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! :)

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  82. I love Kung Pao chicken with Jasmine rice

  83. I made this a few nights ago, and added the leftover chicken from the previous nights dinner – delicious!! Thank you for sharing :)

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  86. 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

    • 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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  89. This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for the recipe. i’ll have to try this myself sometime soon!
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