No one would ever know these deliciously filling Zucchini Enchiladas are low carb!

With easy ingredients like cooked chicken, a can of enchilada sauce, and pre-shredded cheese, this delish dish is so easy to make and ready in just minutes! Quick and easy casseroles like this one are a cinch to clean up, perfect for busy weeknights. So the family and the chef will love it!

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Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas


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Low Carb Enchiladas

  • Enjoy Mexican inspired food without carb-filled tortillas. Healthy, low-carb enchiladas are easy to make and perfect for a picnic or potluck.
  • Assemble in advance and freeze for later or bake later. It’s a great dish for weekly meal prep. Bulk it up and add leftover veggies from the fridge, a can of sliced black olives, or diced green chiles.

Ingredients & Variations

ZUCCHINI: Zucchini is an excellent switch for gluten, high-carb flour, and corn tortillas. Slice them thin so they are easy to roll!

MEAT: Zucchini enchiladas are stuffed with healthy chicken and veggies. This recipe is made for leftovers, though. Try ground beef, turkey, or even bay shrimp.

SAUCE: Purchased cans of enchilada sauce make this recipe a breeze! Experiment with red or green enchilada sauce.

CHEESE: Cheddar and Monterey Jack are the best types of cheese to use in Mexican recipes. Cotija is a dry, crumbly cheese that makes a great garnish on the top of enchiladas.

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How to make Zucchini Enchiladas

These cheesy enchiladas are a healthy and low-carb way to use up all that zucchini harvest.

  1. Prepare cheeses and zucchini (as per recipe below).
  2. Saute veggies and seasonings until tender.
  3. Stir in chicken and ¼ of the enchilada sauce.
  4. Roll zucchini with filling (as per recipe) and place in casserole dish.
  5. Top with remaining sauce and cheese, and bake.

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How To Serve Enchiladas

In keeping with the keto theme, serve zucchini enchiladas with a bright and tangy pesto caprese salad, or a spinach and strawberry salad.

Tips & Time Savers

Keep leftover zucchini enchiladas covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat in the microwave. Add leftovers to a can of chicken soup to make another hearty meal! Freeze leftovers tightly for up to 3 months (they won’t be as firm, but will still taste good)!

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Low Carb Zucchini Enchiladas

These low carb enchiladas are an easy, cheesy and healthy meal.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6 servings
Author Holly



  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Monterey jack cheese shredded
  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 cups chicken cooked and shredded
  • 15 ounces enchilada sauce
  • sour cream optional topping
  • chopped cilantro optional topping


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a small bowl, combine cheddar and Monterey jack cheese and set aside.
  • Using a vegetable peeler or mandoline, thinly slice the zucchini into strips. Finely chop any remaining pieces of zucchini.
  • Heat olive oil in a small pan over medium heat. Add chopped zucchini, onion, cumin, and garlic powder and cook until tender.
  • Stir in shredded chicken and ¼ cup of enchilada sauce.
  • Lay out 3-4 strips of zucchini slightly overlapping and fill with ¼ cup of the chicken mixture, top with 2 tablespoons of cheese and roll up. Repeat with remaining zucchini slices.
  • Place zucchini enchiladas in a 9x13 inch baking dish and top with remaining enchilada sauce and cheese.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  • Before serving, top with sour cream and chopped cilantro, if desired.


  • Refrigerate enchiladas covered for up to 3 days.
  • Microwave enchiladas to reheat.
  • Freeze cooled portions for up to 3 months. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap then store in a zippered bag.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 374mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1059IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course dinner, Main Course
Cuisine American

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