What To Serve With Enchiladas

If you are trying to figure out what to serve and eat with homemade enchiladas or enchilada casserole for dinner, this list is exactly what you are looking for. Enchiladas are a traditional savory Mexican meal that is a family favorite. The tender meats or vegetarian fillings wrapped with corned tortillas and topped with a variety of different sauces pair well with all sorts of side dishes.  All of these suggested sides work great for all your Mexican food meal ideas, including parties, potlucks, birthdays, New Year’s Day, and especially for all your lunch or dinner plans.

The best sides to serve with enchiladas are all right here. Many fellow food bloggers have shared some of their quick and easy side dish recipes that go well with just about any store-bought, restaurant-quality, or from-scratch enchilada or casserole recipe. If you want traditional Mexican sides, salads, drinks, and even desserts, we have you covered with so many choices on what to eat. Whether you enjoy enchiladas filled with beef, pork, chicken, cheese, chiles, vegetables, or seafood – all these sides pair well with your meal.  

 

 

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What to Serve with Enchiladas

This is a tasty list of what sides to eat with your home-cooked enchiladas or enchilada casserole These side dishes are also great to serve with tacos, tamales, burritos, quesadillas, carne asada, and any of your favorite Mexican entrees.  There is a variety of side dish options that include keto, low-carb, vegetarian, gluten-free, healthy, and dairy-free.

To help you decide what to serve with them, I have broken down the list into some subcategories. So based on what course you are looking for these recipes, all are perfect to serve with enchiladas including appetizers, drinks, side dishes, and even dessert.  There are healthy salads, slaws, mayo-based salads, vegetables, potatoes, and unique sides.  This list includes the best of what to make and serve with authentic enchiladas:

  • Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook
  • Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Enchiladas
  • Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes
  • Healthy Side Dishes
  • Desserts to Serve With Enchiladas

 

Drinks & Side Dishes by The Short Order Cook

All of these recipes can be found on the website and are what to eat with cheese or meat enchiladas the next time you make them at home or pick up some to-go from your favorite Mexican restaurant.   These are some of our family favorites.

 

TEQUILA SUNRISE COCKTAIL: TWO UNIQUE TWISTS ON A CLASSIC
A gorgeous colorful cocktail with tequila, citrus juices, and grenadine.
Check out this recipe
Tequila Sunrise Cocktail

 

Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule
A refreshing and spicy twist on a Moscow Mule that includes jalapenos and basil. A wonderful vodka cocktail that is an easy recipe and a crowd-pleaser.
Check out this recipe
Spicy Jalapeno Basil Moscow Mule

 

Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher
Making mojitos by the pitcher with limes and mint is the perfect easy recipe for a crowd.
Check out this recipe
Classic Mojitos by the Pitcher

 

Watermelon Pico de Gallo (salsa)
Sweet and spicy watermelon pico de gallo is the summer salsa great with chips or on seafood tacos.
Check out this recipe
watermelon pico de gallo

 

Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice
Tastes just like the flavorful, bright, and fluffy Mexican rice you get in your favorite authentic Mexican restaurant.
Check out this recipe
Easy Restaurant Style Mexican Rice

 

Mexican Watermelon Cucumber Salad
A refreshing salad with the zing of Tajin added to watermelon, cucumber, and toasted pepitas.
Check out this recipe
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Keto Cornbread Chaffles
Cornbread chaffles made with almond flour are the best Mini Dash keto waffle recipe. A savory low-carb & gluten-free side for chili, soup, or salad.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins
Mexican street corn (elote) meets cornbread muffins for this fun sweet, savory, salty, and spicy side dish.
Check out this recipe
Easy Mexican Street Cornbread Muffins

 

Best Ever Mango Ice Cream
Homemade mango ice cream is the best ever creamy frozen dessert. This tasty recipe takes a wonderful vanilla ice cream base and adds luscious fresh mango for the easiest mango ice cream. 
Check out this recipe
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Fresh Strawberry Mousse Parfait
Fresh strawberry mousse is an easy parfait dessert. It’s light and healthy with mounds of yummy berry whipped cream and puree layer making for a great no-bake recipe. 
Check out this recipe
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Drinks & Appetizers to Serve With Enchiladas

Start off dinner with a cocktail or appetizer the next time you have enchiladas or any other Mexican entree at home.  Enjoy a margarita, bean dip, and more with these recipes that are the best to get things started.

 

Best Honeydew Melon Margarita
This beautiful margarita is easy to make but there is nothing ordinary about it. Honeydew and lime pair up for a refreshing tequila cocktail like no other.
Check out this recipe
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Michelada - Mexican Bloody Mary
If you haven't tried a michelada before and you love a good bloody mary, wait no more. This tomato and beer cocktail is a classic recipe that will spice up your next meal.
Check out this recipe
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Perfect Citrus Margarita
This classic tequila cocktail with citrus flavors is a must for your next Mexican meal. Orange and lime pair up for the perfect margarita on the rocks drinks with a burst of citrus.
Check out this recipe
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Easy Homemade Guacamole
Creamy guacamole is a must-have appetizer when enjoying Mexican food. This easy recipe takes only 5 minutes to make, has a few ingredients, but has a ton of flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Black Bean Corn Salsa
Traditional Mexican ingredients are combined for a classic appetizer. This black bean and corn salsa includes cumin, jalapeno, and more for a wonderful dip with chips or as a topping on enchiladas or tacos.
Check out this recipe
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Classic & Unique Mexican Side Dishes

This list of sides to serve with Mexican food includes some of the best authentic and new recipe ideas.  If you want standards like elote or beans, two amazing recipes are listed below.  Plus for a new twist on what to serve with enchiladas, try out a bowl of unique rice, some Mexican-inspired potatoes, or even a pasta salad. No matter which recipe you choose, they all taste amazing and go well with enchiladas.

 

Restaurant-Style Refried Beans
This Instant Pot method for making homemade refried beans is easy and delish. With some cumin, garlic, and other ingredients this flavorful side dish is perfect with enchiladas.
Check out this recipe
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Fiesta Rice
Not your typical Mexican rice side dish, this fiesta rice is so much more. This savory rice has tomatoes, corn, and beans for pops of color and flavor.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Smashed Potatoes
A spicy Mexican twist on a classic potato dish, these taco seasoned smashed potatoes are packed so fun. The Mexican spices, a drizzle of chipotle aioli, and crumbled queso fresco make this hearty recipe almost too good to share.
Check out this recipe
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Elotes Mexicanos
Mexican street corn at it's best in this authentic recipe. This handheld savory treat of charred corn on the cob with a creamy mayo-spiced topping, cheese, and lime is a crowd-pleaser.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Pasta Salad
Mexican side dishes are not all rice and beans; try a pasta salad instead. The spicy creamy dressing along with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, and more makes a perfect side dish to enchiladas.
Check out this recipe
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Healthy Side Dishes

This category of ideas to cook and serve with enchiladas includes quick, easy, and healthy recipes.   They are all on the lighter side and include fruits, vegetables, and quality whole ingredients.  These Mexican recipes include gluten-free, keto, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and low-carb ideas.  Try a new keto cauliflower rice,  several vegan Mexican side dishes, or a keto spaghetti squash casserole to complete your next enchilada supper.  For those on a keto, low-carb, or grain-free diet, check out my recipe for easy and amazing KETO CHICKEN ENCHILADAS

 

Mexican Coleslaw
This yummy Mexican coleslaw may be low-calorie but it is big on flavor. A few simple ingredients and this gluten-free salad is fresh and ready.
Check out this recipe
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Spanish Caulifower Rice
This keto cauliflower rice side dish has onion, garlic, and cumin for the perfect complement to your enchiladas. It's a wonderful grain-free, low-carb, and vegan side dish.
Check out this recipe
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Tomato Black Bean Soup
This vegan black bean soup is a hearty and filling recipe. The authentic Mexican spices make this a great accompaniment to enchiladas.
Check out this recipe
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Spicy Vegan Mac & Cheese
A delicious vegan mac and cheese made with Southwest ingredients including salsa, beans, and amazing taco spices. This twist on a classic is something everyone will love.
Check out this recipe
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Mexican Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns
This Mexican Spaghetti Squash Hash Browns recipe is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, grain-free, keto, and the perfect side dish for anyone. This quick & easy recipe is great for breakfast, lunch. or dinner.
Check out this recipe
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Desserts to Serve With Enchiladas

A Mexican meal isn’t complete until you have dessert. Any of these wonderful desserts would be great to complete your enchilada dinner.   Whether you want a cool treat, something gluten-free, or a traditional fried dessert all these recipes are great to make.

 

Lime Icebox Cake
A no-bake, 4-ingredient icebox cake couldn't be any easier. This lime dessert is creamy, cool, and tangy.
Check out this recipe
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Mango Popsicles
For a cool tropical treat to end your Mexican meal, these mango popsicles will hit the spot. This simple 3-ingredient recipe transforms fresh mangos into the ultimate frozen dessert.
Check out this recipe
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Traditional Sopapillas
A delectable traditional Mexican dessert of fried fluffy dough. They're wonderful dusted with cinnamon sugar or drizzled with honey.
Check out this recipe
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More Mexican Appetizer, Drink, Side Dish, & Desserts

For more Mexican recipe options, check out these other posts that include more tasty choices.  All of these are wonderful to serve for your next dinner, party, or gathering when you want unique or authentic traditional Mexican flavors. 

 

 

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What to Serve With Enchiladas

Angela
If you are trying to figure out what goes well with enchiladas or enchilada casserole this list is exactly what you are looking for. If you want salsas, cocktails, salads, rice, beans, or dessert this list has the best recipes for side dishes to eat with Mexican entrees.
Prep Time 0 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

TRY ANY LISTED ABOVE SUCH AS:

  • Refried Beans
  • Mexican Rice
  • Mexican Coleslaw
  • Sopapillas
  • Tequila Sunrise
  • Homemade Guacamole
  • Elotes
  • Citrus Margarita

Instructions
 

  • Make your favorite homemade enchilada recipe.
  • Choose one or more wonderful sides from the lists above.
  • Enjoy!
Keyword alcohol, appetizer, cocktail, dessert, drink, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, salads, side dishes, sides, soup, spicy, vegan
 

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