Butternut Squash Enchiladas

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First things first:  I finally fixed my Garmin 305!  My wrist strap broke about two months ago, and I’ve been using this strange combination of tape and hair fubbies to hold it together ever since.


I finally ordered this replacement Garmin strap and installed it last night (which was super challenging).  Now I have this thick strap with a handy Velcro closure.   Thumbs up!


I have been an absolute MADWOMAN today, dashing to and from the clinic, the post office, and the store… juggling emails and calls.  I did, however, have time to put together this super easy lunch, which my father-in-law and the Husband will get to enjoy for dinner when they come home.


Butternut Squash Enchiladas, inspired by this amazing dinner I had in Scottsdale at the beginning of the month. 


Ingredients (for 6 enchiladas):


  • 4 cups peeled and chopped butternut squash (enough to fill a standard food processor before blending)
  • 6 whole wheat tortillas
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 11 oz. can of corn, drained
  • 1 can salsa verde
  • Salt and pepper to taste




  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • After peeling and chopping the squash, place in greased casserole dish and bake for 30 minutes or until soft to the touch (but not mushy).
  • Put butternut squash chunks in food processor.  Blend until mostly smooth but not super creamy.


  • Scoop squash into bowl and add 1/4 cup salsa, can of drained corn, and salt and pepper to taste.



  • Mix it up!
  • Re-grease casserole dish.
  • Lay out a tortilla on a plate and scoop in 3/4 cup on the squash mix.  Roll firmly and place in casserole dish.  Repeat 5 more times.


  • Pour entire can of salsa verde on top, covering the tortillas evenly.


  • Bake at 425 for 15 minutes, remove, and serve over a bed of spinach.


I loved this dish – I would probably like it even more with corn tortillas instead of wheat tortillas!


Back to work I go!  🙂



  • Catherine February 2, 2011, 3:41 pm

    Wow these enchiladas look delish! So healthy- there’s a great energy boost!
    You have a lovely blog!

  • 'laina February 2, 2011, 3:44 pm

    Corn tortillas and some black beans- delish!

  • Sarah February 2, 2011, 3:46 pm

    Hair fubbies? Maybe this should have been included on the accent video! I’ve heard everything from “binders” to “ponies” to “ponytail holders” to “elastics.” I’ve never heard “fubbies” before though. I can count on you to expand my world every day 🙂

    • Kara February 2, 2011, 4:50 pm

      I agree, this blog is the only place I’ve heard that term for a hair tie (which is obviously the right way to refer to it!)

      • Allison @ Happy Tales February 2, 2011, 5:20 pm

        HAHA I love it! This is the only place I’ve heard hair “fubbies” too… I like it. I will embrace it.

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 9:03 pm

      I love fubbies!!!

      • Coco February 2, 2011, 11:54 pm

        FUBBIES!?!?! ahahahha

        i usually call it a “hair tie”. is that weird?

  • Marie-JourneytoBodyZen February 2, 2011, 3:47 pm

    I’ve never thought of using butternut squash in a wrap like this! I bet it tastes so good 🙂

  • Sarah (Running to Slow Things Down) February 2, 2011, 3:48 pm

    Mmm…that looks fabulous! 😀

  • Leanne (For Health's Sake) February 2, 2011, 3:49 pm

    This recipe looks delish!

    & running around like a madwoman is tiring but good because you get so much accomplished!

    Maybe make some time for yoga tonight (to do something nice for yourself!). 🙂

  • Ellie@fitforthesoul February 2, 2011, 3:51 pm

    I have the same processor! teeheee what a great idea! A light and easy enchilada~I have some canned enchilada sauce waiting to be opened 🙂

  • Alex @ Healing Beauty February 2, 2011, 3:54 pm

    Looks delicious! Sweet potatoes are so healthy and tasty, but I’ve never thought of using them in enchiladas! Can’t wait to try it!

  • Sarah for Real February 2, 2011, 3:57 pm

    Ok I have to be honest, I don’t typically like the looks of your savory recipes (love your breakfasts!), I think I just have different tastes is all. But this one looks SO good! Butternut squash and corn sounds delicious together! Please let us know if your husband/FIL enjoy it too?

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 9:04 pm

      Everyone LOVED it. Highly recommended!

  • Leila @ Spinach and Skittles February 2, 2011, 4:04 pm

    Yum! I am excited to try these, maybe adding some cumin, onion and garlic…

  • Camille February 2, 2011, 4:05 pm

    Tasty looking meal! I love the simplicity!

  • Stephanie February 2, 2011, 4:11 pm

    That exceeded my expectations. Definitely going to be trying this!

  • Natalie @ Will Jog For Food February 2, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Those looks so good! I love healthy takes on Mexican classics 🙂

  • Taylor February 2, 2011, 4:13 pm

    Hair fubbies?? Is that what you call hair ties? hahaha love it! And I’ve had to replace my garmin wrist band as well and it took forever to unscrew and rescrew!! Dang thing!

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 9:05 pm

      Yes, doesn’t everyone call hair ties fubbies?

      • Dori February 2, 2011, 9:19 pm

        I never heard it before!

  • Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) February 2, 2011, 4:14 pm

    Oh Caitlin, this looks so good! I love recreating things I had that remind me of a place or time! I will definitely try these out! YUM!

  • Katy (The Singing Runner) February 2, 2011, 4:15 pm

    These look fantastic Caitlin! Definitely need to go get a butternut squash!

    Haha, I love the way you held your Garmin together. Creative. 😉

  • Emma (Sweet Tooth Runner) February 2, 2011, 4:16 pm

    Oooh those look YUMMY!! I’ve actually never had enchiladas before, but they look awesome, and I love b-nut squash, so I’ll make these! 😀

  • Lacey @ Lake Life February 2, 2011, 4:16 pm

    That looks so good! I also love the homemade conStraption that you used before getting the new strap! 😉

  • Kristina February 2, 2011, 4:18 pm

    Ummm….yes please that looks sooooooo good!!!!!

  • Tracey @ I'm Not Superhuman February 2, 2011, 4:22 pm

    I was so going to make this for dinner but I don’t have salsa verde. Darn! I’m adding it to my recipe folder, though.

  • Stacy @ Every Little Thing February 2, 2011, 4:23 pm

    Love green salsa! Added it to my stew today 🙂 Those look great!

  • Julie (A Case of the Runs) February 2, 2011, 4:25 pm

    Looks good! Creative use of butternut squash, too! I actually like wheat tortillas, but I do admit they don’t taste as “authentic.”

    Glad you fixed the Garmin strap. Mine (I have the 405) doesn’t ever fit quite right on my wrist — either too loose or too tight between the notches.

  • Eliz@The Sweet Life February 2, 2011, 4:28 pm

    oh WOW. this looks so delicious, filling, and hearty in these dog-days of february!!!!

  • Jennifer (keepitsimplefoods) February 2, 2011, 4:28 pm

    These enchiladas sound wonderful! I love the idea of squash instead of all that cheese. Everytime I each enchiladas I am on like cheese overload. haha.

  • Annette February 2, 2011, 4:35 pm

    I am totally going to make these- thank you foe the great idea and recipe (and how easy it is!!) Yah! 🙂

  • Tonyne @ Unlikely Success Story February 2, 2011, 4:37 pm

    That looks amazing. 🙂

  • Lindsey February 2, 2011, 4:41 pm

    oh, I’m so glad to know you can get a replacement band! Mine has been broken forever. I was also using hair bands to keep it together! They actually worked surprisingly well 🙂

  • Baking 'n' Books February 2, 2011, 4:51 pm

    I want and need your energy! I need that in my life, to be inspired.

    ADDICTED to Butternut Squash! – Like you do not even know….!

  • Natalia - a side of simple February 2, 2011, 4:52 pm

    You can never have too many variations on enchiladas! These sound great, thanks for the ideas, Caitlin!

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat February 2, 2011, 4:56 pm

    If there wasn’t so much snow EVERYWHERE outside, I’d totally be buying butternut squash on my way home from work tonight and making these!! I’ll save the recipe for another night, because they look delicious. Thanks Caitlin!

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 9:05 pm

      I hope your snow melts!

  • Kate (What Kate is Cooking) February 2, 2011, 4:57 pm

    Definitely making this as soon as possible! The last time I made enchiladas, I used sweet potatoes and black beans. Also a delish combo 🙂

  • Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous! February 2, 2011, 5:08 pm

    Those look amazing. I am going through a butternut squash phase right now, so I can’t wait to make these!!

  • maria @ Chasing the Now February 2, 2011, 5:12 pm

    Thanks for showing off the strap. I’ve been wanting to replace the one my Garmin came with because it’s too loose on my arm. A velcro closure sounds better suited to me.

  • sarah (sarah learns) February 2, 2011, 5:14 pm

    oh these look so good! i just made portobello mushroom enchiladas last weekend! i bet these would be good with mushrooms added too.

  • Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles February 2, 2011, 5:18 pm

    I love that salsa verde from Trader Joe’s – it has such great flavor. Enjoy your evening!

  • Sara (Miles and Manhattan) February 2, 2011, 5:22 pm

    Wow thanks that looks DELICIOUS! I love butternut squash and never thought of eating it this way (lame i know)…

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape February 2, 2011, 5:26 pm

    That looks delicious!! I love anything with B-Squash 😀

  • Lisa February 2, 2011, 5:29 pm

    This looks easy! I’ve never tried butternut squash enchiladas but I ATTEMPTED to make pumpkin chicken enchiladas. I diluted the pumpkin puree too much. It was too liquidy.

    • Caitlin February 2, 2011, 9:06 pm

      Oh, you just gave me a recipe idea!

  • Kacy February 2, 2011, 5:53 pm

    Those look amazing! What a great spin on enchiladas!

  • Melissa @ Be Not Simply Good February 2, 2011, 6:02 pm

    This looks great! You can’t go wrong with butternut squash, if you ask me. 🙂

  • Kristy@RunTheLongRoad February 2, 2011, 6:07 pm

    I like that Garmin strap! Mine is almost at its breaking point so I may get one like that!

  • Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} February 2, 2011, 6:11 pm

    I love butternut squash enchiladas! I make mine with coconut milk and white beans. So delicious!

  • Erica February 2, 2011, 6:13 pm

    That looks awesome Caitlin! The husband is definitely going to enjoy that tonight 🙂

  • Zo February 2, 2011, 6:16 pm

    Those look amazing…butternut squash is always a good thing. Unfortunately, last night I tried to cook some acorn squash in the microwave. Some of it got shriveled, and it was bitter beyond repair. I’m going to blame the squash though!

  • Kiran February 2, 2011, 6:26 pm

    Love this recipe! Gotta try this soon, looks super simple 🙂

  • Mandiee February 2, 2011, 6:44 pm

    Butternut squash is so yummy! Thanks for such a simple recipe that sounds absolutely delicious :).

    Have a lovely day!

  • Ashley @ Thefitacademic February 2, 2011, 6:44 pm

    YUM! Looks amazing! How sweet of you to have made leftovers for the hubbs + father in law for dinner!

  • Mary (What's Cookin' with Mary) February 2, 2011, 6:44 pm

    you’ve combined two of my most favorite things!! bnut squash and salsa verde MMMMMM sounds great caitlin. 🙂

    i love that this recipe is FAST and has few ingredients. always looking for more of those.

  • Melissa @ For the Love of Health February 2, 2011, 6:46 pm

    Looks good! I am sure your watch will be much more comfortable now!

  • Sarah February 2, 2011, 6:55 pm

    Oooh i love butternut squash and corn together; so tasty and comforting!

  • J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) February 2, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Never would have thought about buttnut squash in an enchilada! Looks really good 🙂

  • Amber K February 2, 2011, 7:56 pm

    Wow! I don’t think I could handle having a HRM that big around my wrist! I think they are so neat because they give you so much information, but I can barely stand to have my little Polar one on! This is exactly why I can never buy a watch! lol

  • Jacalyn February 2, 2011, 8:09 pm

    OMG! THANK YOU! You read my mind. I was telling a coworker at lunch today that I needed to find a vegetarian enchilada recipe. Score.

  • Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table February 2, 2011, 8:38 pm

    Isn’t the TJ salsa awesome?! I’ve almost devoured a whole jar in 2 weeks!

  • Parita@myinnershakti February 2, 2011, 9:01 pm

    Sometimes wheat tortillas just don’t do it for me either. I always get them because they’re healthier but I don’t know if that’s reason enough anymore! Your enchiladas look delish!

  • ashley@quasichick February 2, 2011, 9:23 pm

    These look so good and easy!

  • Chelsea @ One Healthy Munchkin February 2, 2011, 9:30 pm

    I just started cooking with butternut squash this winter and lately I’ve been trying to find as many recipes as possible to use it in. These look fantastic!

  • Maddie (Healthy Maddie) February 2, 2011, 9:32 pm

    Oh yum! That looks delicious!

  • chelsey @ clean eating chelsey February 2, 2011, 9:42 pm

    Fubbies? Oh that made me giggle.

  • julie (etsy stalkers) February 2, 2011, 9:44 pm

    OK – those look amazing. Ironic that it was so successful because today I posted about my butternut squash soup fail. Let’s just way it was not pretty (or tasty).

  • Marissa February 3, 2011, 12:08 am

    I have had enchiladas on my list of meal ideas for over a month but haven’t found a recipe worth making…until today! Thanks for the delicious ideas!

  • Lindsey February 3, 2011, 3:25 am

    Can I just say…that I love that you say “hair fubby”?

    • Caitlin February 3, 2011, 9:31 am

      heheh no one else says it!

  • Kathie @ Frugal Fit and Fabulous February 3, 2011, 9:18 am

    Happy to hear you were able to get your Garmin strap fixed!

  • Jess February 3, 2011, 11:25 am

    Too funny! I had the SAME issue w my garmin strap! i will making a cool concoction with my hair bands also until I ordered the SAME replacement strap! I am going to install tonight- havent been able to run outside… boo.

  • Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca) February 3, 2011, 7:37 pm

    Those look great Caitlin! Healthy and satisfying – perfect!

  • Amanda February 4, 2011, 10:23 am

    We made the butternut squash enchiladas last night for dinner, and they were AMAZING. Thanks for sharing!

  • Morgan March 6, 2011, 8:49 pm

    Made these the other day! Exceptional! I will only make a few changes next time. I think I’ll put in some garlic and onions in with the squash while roasting. Also, I’ll spray the tortillas themselves with some cooking spray so they crisp & brown, mine didn’t look like the ones in the picture, but I’ll definitely make again. I’ve already gotten another squash!

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