easy healthy enchilada recipe

Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas

Easy to make and tasty enchilada recipe made with chicken and zucchini for a low carb option.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword low carb enchilada, zucchini enchilada
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 283 kcal
Author Rena


  • ½ Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 4 Zucchini
  • a handful of fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish

Enchilada stuffing:

  • 2 Cups Cooked Shredded Chicken
  • 1 Cup Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 Medium Onion finely diced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper finely diced
  • 1 Jalapeño diced
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese (low fat) divided
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Smoked Paprika
  • 1 Tsp Chili Powder
  • 1 Lime juiced


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 ̊F, and lightly spray a baking dish with cooking oil.

  2. In a large bowl add enchilada stuffing ingredients. Mix well to combine, then set aside. Using a peeler, peel slices of zucchini vertically. Chop and freeze the remaining zucchini for broth or soups.

  3. On a working surface, add 2 slices of zucchini, spread about 2 tablespoons of the mixture, then roll into a spiral.

  4. Place into the prepared dish, Repeat with remaining zucchini slices until all the enchilada stuffing is used.

  5. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes, or until bubbly and golden brown.

  6. Garnish with fresh chopped cilantro and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional facts:

Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is calculated using a nutrition facts calculator. It is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.

Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 283 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 61mg 20%
Sodium 863mg 36%
Potassium 882mg 25%
Total Carbohydrates 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 12g
Protein 32g 64%
Vitamin A 58.8%
Vitamin C 103.4%
Calcium 23.1%
Iron 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.