Amazing Sour Cream Enchiladas with no dairy or meat! They are filled with a mix of roasted vegetables and beans, and covered in a flavorful and rich sour cream sauce. Easy and delicious!

looking down on a pan of sour cream enchiladas with chopped green onion/cilantro

Everyone will be begging for more when you make these sour cream enchiladas, and no one will believe there’s absolutely NO dairy involved! The green chile sour cream sauce is made of just 2 ingredients, plus water and salt. Despite the short ingredient list. it’s SO incredible, and I want to put it on everything!

I have used both flour and corn tortillas here, so you can use whichever you prefer. Flour tortillas are a bit easier, as you don’t have to pre-warm them, they hold more filling and are easier to roll up. Corn are delicious, but you do need to warm them up in damp paper towels (in the microwave) before rolling, or they will break and you will be frustrated.

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About the enchilada filling

The filling is made of simple roasted vegetables (zucchini, onion, corn and cauliflower). Cauliflower makes a great stand in for chicken, and it gets really tasty when roasted. If you want, you could substitute a package of Gardein chik’n nuggets for the cauliflower. Just chop them up and bake with the vegetables.

Once the vegetables are roasted, mix them in a large bowl with a can of black beans and a little adobo sauce. If you are sensitive to spice, you can leave the adobo sauce out, but it adds a ton of flavor. You will also mix in about 1/2 cup of the sour cream sauce. And that’s your filling!

two enchiladas on a white plate

Fill the tortillas, place seam side down, cover in the sour cream sauce and bake for 15-20 minutes until hot. I like to sprinkle chopped cilantro and green onions when serving. Savor and enjoy!

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Serving suggestions – Serve with a side of Refried Beans and/or Spanish Rice.

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Vegan Sour Cream Enchiladas

Amazing Sour Cream Enchiladas with no dairy or meat! They are filled with a mix of roasted vegetables and beans, and covered in a flavorful and rich sour cream sauce. Easy and delicious!
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings: 8 servings


Roasted Vegetables

  • 1 medium zucchini, diced
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh or frozen corn
  • 3-4 cups cauliflower florets (or sub vegan chik'n nuggets, cut up)
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Sour Cream Sauce

The rest

  • (1) 15-oz can black beans, drained and rinsed (1 1/2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce, from a can of chipotle in adobo*
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 12 medium-sized flour tortillas, OR 15-20 corn tortillas
  • Optional: chopped cilantro and green onions, for serving


Roast the vegetables

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Add the zucchini, onion, corn and cauliflower (or vegan chik'n nuggets) to a large rimmed pan.
  • Drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, give the mixture a little stir then spread out evenly. Roast in the oven for 20-30 minutes. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • Turn down the oven to 375 degrees F.

Make the sour cream sauce while the vegetables are roasting

  • Soak the cashews - In a bowl or measuring cup, cover the raw cashews with boiling hot water and let soak for 5 minutes. You can also simply boil them for 5 minutes in a small pot.
  • Drain the cashews and add to a high powered blender along with the canned green chiles, 1 cup of water and salt. Blend until very smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as needed. Set aside.

Assemble the enchiladas

  • Lightly grease the bottom of a large 9 x 13 inch casserole dish.
  • In a large bowl, add the roasted vegetables, black beans, adobo sauce, 1/2 cup of the sour cream sauce and salt. Mix well with a large spoon.
  • If you are using corn tortillas, warm them by wrapping them in damp paper towels and microwaving for 1 minute. No need to do this with flour tortillas.
  • Fill each tortilla with approximately 1/2 cup of the filling (less if using small corn tortillas) and roll up carefully. Place seam side down in the baking dish. Repeat until the dish is full and you have used nearly all of the filling. Top with the rest of the sour cream sauce, and spoon the remaining filling on top, in the middle, if desired. Or save and eat separately, it's delicious!
  • Place the enchiladas in the oven and bake, uncovered for 15-20 minutes or until hot.
  • Serve with chopped cilantro and green onions, if desired. Enjoy!


  1. You can substitute vegan chik'n nuggets for the cauliflower if desired. I like Gardein brand. Simply slice them up and bake with the vegetables.  
  2. The adobo sauce makes the filling very flavorful and a bit spicy, so if you are serving this to kids or people sensitive to spice, you may omit this. (You can usually find it near the jarred jalapeños, in the Mexican section at the grocery store.)
  3. Leftovers will last in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.
  4. To freeze: I would recommend assembling the enchiladas without the sour cream sauce, then freezing in a dish. When you are ready to cook them, thaw overnight in the refrigerator, then cover in sour cream sauce and bake. The sauce may get too thick otherwise.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 341kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 840mg | Potassium: 719mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 545IU | Vitamin C: 42mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 4mg
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Nora Taylor
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*This recipe was originally published in March 2018 and has been republished with new photos and improved recipe process.



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  1. Saw your recipe and wanted to make it TODAY but none of the little deli’s close to me have the canned green chilies…. not even the small grocery store that was within walking distance! I bought a can of sliced green pickled jalapeno peppers and I am hoping they will work just as well. This looks soooo good. I did not want to wait until I had to do my normal grocery shopping to make! But I will be picking up a can of green chilis the next time for sure!

  2. Made these tonight and they are sooo good! I make a jalapeño ranch dressing that I drizzled over the top when they were done….Omgoodness! Will be making these often! Thank you for sharing!! 💜

  3. So, so, so good. I added mushrooms to the roasted veggie pan and cooked spinach to the filling (in tribute to some tasty enchiladas I had years ago before vegan) and served with cilantro, green onion and some taco sauce. Such a delicious dinner. Thank you!

  4. Nora: Another winner! I had some shredded zucchini in the freezer, so I roasted it, along with the other veggies. Turned out just fine. Hubby said, “That’s good!”—and he’s a hard person to please with my vegan meals. I ALWAYS know that Nora Cooks is a good choice. Thank you again for a great dish.

      1. These turned out so incredible! We actually keep a batch of the vegan “sour cream” sauce in the fridge to use on tacos too! It tastes so much like queso you’d get in a Mexican restaurant!

        1. Hi Cassie! Thank you for your wonderful review and feedback! I’m so glad you are loving my recipes! I appreciate you using them!

    1. I really dislike Chipotle peppers/seasoning (not a fan of “smokey”). Can you recommend another sauce to add to the sour cream?

      1. You can leave out the chipotle peppers in adobo, it’s fine. You already have the green chiles which add a lot of flavor. You could use a teaspoon or two of chili powder if you’d like, but I think they will have enough flavor without it.

  5. I love love love this recipe. I made it for my church potluck today. I’m hoping it heats up well in the crockpot! I’ll let y’all know how it goes.

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