Sweet Potato Enchiladas

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

World Cuisine Latin American Mexican

A twist on the traditional, using sweet potatoes. Easy and filling and liked even by those that don't normally eat sweet potatoes. The flavor will surprise you! Garnish with sour cream and salsa if you like.

Servings per recipe: 6
Calories per serving: 640
Preparation time: 20m
Total cooking time: 1h 25m


  • 5 sweet potatoes
  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil for frying
  • 12 (7 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce
  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1   Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat, and boil the sweet potatoes until tender, about 30 minutes. Cool and peel the sweet potatoes.
  • 2   Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl, and mash them with the cream cheese, green onions, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper until well mixed.
  • 3   Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease a 13x9 inch baking dish.
  • 4   Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and fry the tortillas, one at a time, for about 30 seconds per side. Remove the tortillas with tongs, and drain on paper towels.
  • 5   Place about 1/3 cup of sweet potato filling down the center of each tortilla, roll it up, and place filled tortillas seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the tortillas, and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.
  • 6   Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the enchiladas are bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown.

Nutrion facts:

Total Fat 30.1g 46%
    Saturated Fat 16.0g  
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 832mg 33%
Potassium 1022mg 29%
Total Carbohydrates 75.6g 24%
Dietary Fiber 10.9g 44%
Protein 20g 40%
Sugars 15g  
Vitamin A 38665IU  
Vitamin C 39mg  
Calcium 456mg  
Iron 5mg  
Thiamin 0mg  
Niacin 7mg  
Vitamin B6 1mg  
Magnesium 116mg  
Folate 43mcg