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.
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
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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