One-Pan Butternut Squash Black Bean Enchilada Skillet

This delightfully cozy skillet meal has all the appeal of enchiladas, but comes together in one pan and in a fraction of the time. Whether it's for a dinner party or a quick weeknight meal, this one is an enchilada winner!


  • Oil of choice for cooking
  • Generous sea salt and freshly ground black pepper throughout
  • Red onion
  • Poblano pepper
  • Red bell pepper
  • 4 c cubed butternut squash
  • 1 c corn
  • 2 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tbsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 0.25 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 c water
  • 15 oz can of black beans; drained, rinsed, and half-way mashed
  • 6-10 corn tortillas
  • Few big handfuls of shredded cheese
  • Garnishes of choice


  1. Dice the red onion. In a large skillet with your cooking oil of choice, saute the onion with generous salt and pepper until tender.
  2. Dice the poblano and bell peppers and add them to the onion. Sautee for a few more minutes until the peppers are tender and the onion is slightly caramelized.
  3. When the onion and peppers are lightly caramelized, add the squash. Continue to saute until the squash also becomes lightly caramelized but before the onion starts to burn. Note that the squash doesn't need to be completely cooked through yet.
  4. Add the corn and spices, and saute everything for another minute until the spices become fragrant.
  5. Add the water and black beans, then bring the mixture to a low simmer. Continue to cook, stirring frequently, until all the liquid has evaporated, about 15 minutes. At this point, the squash should be fully cooked. If not, add another half cup of water and repeat. Cook the mixture down enough so that you'll be able to slice and serve it neatly.
  6. Meanwhile, cut the corn tortillas each into six triangles.
  7. When all the liquid has evaporated, tuck about two thirds of the corn tortilla triangles into the enchilada mixture so that they're evenly dispersed and buried among the veggies and beans. Lay the remaining third across the top.
  8. Top with cheese.
  9. Transfer the skillet to the broiler, and broil for 5-10 minutes until melty and lightly-browned.
  10. Just before serving, add your preferred fresh and/or crunchy garnishes.