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Sweet Potato Enchiladas With Sweet Corn Crema

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vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas with sweet corn crema
Have you ever had Sweet Potato Enchiladas? OH, SWEET DELICIOUSNESS! You guys, I’m always honest with you.  I always tell you the truth and the truth is, I looooove these. Cade really liked them. I looooooooved them.
vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas with sweet corn crema
The insides are creamy, healthy, cinnamon-y and filling. The outside has more texture and I love different textures. The cheese gets bubbly and crisp around the edges. I LOVE when cheese bakes to the pan. OH YUM. Then there’s the sauce. It’s light, sweet and creamy all at once. Everything is so well balanced. Love. Love. Love.
vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas with sweet corn crema
I adapted this recipe from Sugar Plum. I’ve read her blog since the beginning and I still love it. I love that she is true to herself.

What Is The Difference Between Orange and White Sweet Potatoes?

A cooked white sweet potato is drier than an orange one.

White sweet potatoes have a slightly milder flavor than orange sweet potatoes.

Orange sweet potatoes contain more beta-carotene, which your body can turn into vitamin A.

What Is The Difference Between a Sweet Potato and Yam?

The orange root vegetable that we call “yam”, is really a sweet potato.

All so-called “yams” are in fact sweet potatoes.

The canned “yams” found in most grocery stores are really sweet potatoes.

Are Enchiladas the Same as Burritos?

Enchiladas and burritos are not the same thing.

One of the main differences between enchiladas and burritos is in the type of tortilla used.

While corn tortilla is used for making enchiladas, wheat flour is used for making burritos.

Enchiladas are usually covered with a sauce and baked.

With a burrito, the wheat flour tortilla is generally folded or wrapped around a filling.

The tortilla is generally steamed or lightly grilled so it becomes softer and more pliable.

A burrito may be eaten plain or dipped in a sauce.


Sweet Potato Enchiladas With Sweet Corn Crema

vegetarian sweet potato enchiladas with sweet corn crema

Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Sweet Corn Crema

4 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 13 x9" pan


Recipe adapted from Sugar Plum

  • 1 Large Can Sweet Potatoes drained reallllly well and mashed (or two cups baked, mashed sweet potatoes)
  • 1 cup canned black beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups crumbled queso fresco cheese divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Red Enchilada Sauce
  • 10 corn tortillas

Sweet Corn Crema

  • 1/2 cup canned creamed corn
  • 1/3 cup reduced fat sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped cilantro
  • Avocado slices for garnish


  • Heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • In a large bowl, stir together sweet potatoes, black beans, 1 cup of queso fresco cheese, chili powder, cinnamon, and salt until well combined.
  • Set Aside.
  • Pour half of the enchilada sauce into a 13x9-inch baking dish.
  • Warm tortillas in the microwave, covered in damp paper towels, about 1 minute.
  • Place about 1/4 cup sweet potato mixture in the middle of a tortilla, roll up, and place in baking dish; repeat process with remaining sweet potato mixture and tortillas.
  • Drizzle remaining enchilada sauce on top of tortillas, and sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese.
  • Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and bubbly.

Sweet Corn Crema

  • In a food processor, puree creamed corn and sour cream until well combined and smooth
  • Stir in cilantro until combined.
  • Set Aside.
  • Serve enchiladas with a drizzle of sweet corn crema, and top with avocado slices.
Nutrition Facts
Sweet Potato Enchiladas with Sweet Corn Crema
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 2680
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 257.4mg86%
Carbohydrates 353.3g118%
Fiber 53.6g223%
Sugar 71.6g80%
Protein 110.5g221%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • So good! Next time I would add some different seasonings and leave the cinnamon out! 

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    • Thanks for the feedback Brenna!

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  • Made these for a vegetarian couple we had over for dinner….We really liked them. I made my own red enchilada sauce and cream corn for the corn crema. I used goat cheese instead of queso fresco, because I didn’t have it. I wanted to add kick to it so topped with a store bought avocado salsa that I am in love with right now. This is a great change up from the usual enchilada.

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  • this sounds sooo good!

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  • I made these tonight and they were awesome! I subbed FAGE 0% Greek Yogurt for the sour cream and it was perfect.

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  • I am wondering what Queso Fresco cheese is, and where can I get it? Also, the canned sweet potatoes, do you use the ones that are in a syrupy sauce, like the Princella brand?

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  • Greetings from the Amish community of Lebanon,Pa. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  • Wow, sounds delicious!!! Like VERY delicious. I'm gonna have to add these to next weeks menu.

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  • These have my name written all over them! I'm adding them to my list to try. Thanks!

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  • Great dinner idea!

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  • Wow. These look delicious. All flavors I love. I'm not sure my boys would love it, Maybe if I put some chicken in a few of the enchiladas and don't tell them about the sweet potatoes? I'm making these soon. Ill let you know how it goes!

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