Bell Pepper and Portabella Vegetarian Enchiladas

This vegetarian enchiladas recipe is a crowd pleaser – even for those who don’t love mushrooms. My 12-year-old didn’t even notice they were in there once they were smothered with the cheese mixture and yummy sauce, so don’t hesitate to try this dish for a hearty vegetarian meal. Remember, skipping the meat is a great way to save money!

Bell Pepper and Portabella Vegetarian Enchiladas on 100 Days of Real Food


Bell Pepper and Portabella Enchiladas

Bell Pepper and Portabella Enchiladas

This vegetarian enchiladas recipe is a crowd pleaser - even for those who don’t love mushrooms. Skipping the meat is a great way to save money!
4.9 from 8 votes
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
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Servings: 4 people


For the Enchiladas

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 green bell peppers deseeded and thinly sliced
  • 1 jalapeño deseeded and minced
  • 2 portabella mushrooms stems removed and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces Monterey Jack cheese shredded (reserve half for topping)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 14 corn tortillas

For the Sauce

For Serving

  • sour cream
  • cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 400° F. In a large skillet, heat the oil for the enchiladas over medium-high heat. Sauté the jalapeño and bell peppers until they begin to soften, 3 or 4 minutes. Add the portabellas to the pan and cook for another couple minutes, until they darken in color.
  • Stir in the spices and transfer to a large bowl. Mix in half the shredded cheese and the cup of sour cream.
  • Rinse out the skillet and add the oil for the sauce. Cook the onions over medium-high heat while stirring until they soften, about 3 - 4 minutes. Sprinkle in the flour and cook while stirring for another minute, being careful not to let it burn.
  • Pour in the broth, tomato sauce, and spices, and let it come to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook until the sauce slightly thickens while you roll up the enchiladas. 
  • Warm the tortillas and one-by-one roll up the filling inside. Place into rows with the seam side down in a large baking dish. 
  • Completely cover the top of the enchiladas with the sauce, sprinkle with the remaining cheese, and bake until golden brown on top, about 18 to 20 minutes. Serve warm with sour cream and cilantro.


We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Bell Pepper and Portabella Enchiladas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 754 Calories from Fat 450
% Daily Value*
Fat 50g77%
Saturated Fat 20g125%
Cholesterol 80mg27%
Sodium 1798mg78%
Potassium 981mg28%
Carbohydrates 59g20%
Fiber 10g42%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 24g48%
Vitamin A 2095IU42%
Vitamin C 61mg74%
Calcium 600mg60%
Iron 4.4mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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16 thoughts on “Bell Pepper and Portabella Vegetarian Enchiladas”

  1. 4 stars
    Added garlic and an extra portobello in the filling. Substituted lowfat greek yogurt for the sour cream, used 1 tbsp less oil in the enchilada sauce. Delicious! This is likely to go into our meal rotation.

  2. Have you tried assembling this the way you do your other enchiladas, the unrolled, casserole style, one to eat, one to freeze way?

  3. Margaret Clayton

    5 stars
    Made this on Thursday night and it was a winner w/my husband and both children! Thanks again Lisa for another fabulous recipe. I have both of your cookbooks and hardly look elsewhere for our weekly meals. May I also give a shout out for your Slow-Cooker BBQ ribs…hands down THE best ribs we’ve ever eaten…A-mazing!

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  5. 5 stars
    Wow, looks delicious. This is only the 3rd time I have attempted to find different foods online. You were only the 4th recipe I looked at and it jumped right out at me. My mouth is watering. Thank you so much.

  6. Your intro mentions, “Remember, skipping the meat is a great way to save money!” however I don’t think that, while yummy, subbing portabella mushrooms is any cheaper than using chicken.

  7. What kind of substitution would you suggest for the bell peppers? My husband is allergic to them, but we both love portabella mushrooms.

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