Wondering what to serve with enchiladas? Round out the perfect enchilada dinner with these delicious appetizers, salads, and side dishes everyone will love.
There’s nothing not to love about enchiladas. Soft flour or corn tortillas wrapped around meat, beans, cheese, doused in a creamy sauce, then baked to a bubbly golden brown. The only way to make this main course better is with the perfect side dishes.
Classic Sides for Enchiladas
If you're looking for traditional sides to serve with your enchilada dinner, know that you can't go wrong with any of these classic Mexican food favorites:
- Chips and salsa
- Bean dip
- Pinto beans
- Spanish rice
- Mexican coleslaw
- Corn salad
- Tons of toppings like guacamole, pico de gallo, sour cream, chopped red onions, and sliced green onions
But I also have a few more ideas up my sleeve that pair well with enchiladas.
I'm talking ... Street Corn Dip. And Chipotle copycat Cilantro Lime Rice. And Mexican Corn Ribs.
Do I have your attention yet?
Take a twirl through this collection of the best sides that will taste amazing with your favorite enchilada recipes.
20 Sides to Serve with Enchiladas
Round out your enchilada dinner with these delicious and easy appetizers, salads, and side dishes that add tons of bright, fresh flavors to your dinner table.
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Corn in a Cup
Corn in a cup is like Mexican street corn, only not on a cob. Made from corn, mayo, sour cream, spices, and cheese topped with Fritos, green onions, and a sprinkle of chili powder — fun individual appetizers for your enchilada dinner.
Homemade Air Fryer Tortilla Chips (Easy Recipe)
Air Fryer Tortilla Chips have only 4 ingredients and are ready in minutes! These easy homemade tortilla chips are made from crispy, perfectly seasoned flour tortillas — perfect for Mexican night with salsa and guacamole or to make nachos!
The Best Avocado Dip Recipe
Avocado Dip is so creamy and delicious. This is the perfect snack or party food to enjoy with tortilla chips or pita chips. Only 5 ingredients needed!
Mango Pico De Gallo
This pico de gallo is the perfect sweet and spicy accent to any enchilada dish!
This Cowboy Caviar recipe is the ultimate summer side dish that comes with an easy homemade dressing. Use Greek or Italian Dressing for a quick shortcut — you can even make it a day ahead of time!
Spicy Feta Street Corn Dip
Feta and Parmesan cheese, mayo, and roasted summer corn served with a lot of diced up veggies and seasoning. Can be eaten as a dip, side, or enchilada topping!
Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Tomatoes
Get ready to love this Easy Shrimp Ceviche with Tomatoes. Made from just a handful of common ingredients, this cold soup is the perfect dish to serve with spicy Mexican food.
Rice and Bean Dishes
Because it isn’t a Mexican dinner without rice and beans.
Spanish Rice & Beans
Savory rice combined with red beans and the perfect amount of spices! Full of flavor, this quick and easy Spanish Rice & Beans recipe is the best side dish for enchiladas.
Cilantro Lime Rice
Forget about Chipotle’s Cilantro Lime Rice — make your own! This recipe is bursting with fresh lime and cilantro flavor and is perfect in burrito bowls or as a side dish for tacos, enchiladas, and more.
Vegan Black Bean Soup (Instant Pot)
Savory and simple, this lightly spicy vegan black bean soup is made from scratch with dry black beans and other pantry ingredients! This recipe works great in an electric pressure cooker, your slow cooker, or on the stovetop.
Charro Beans (Frijoles Charros)
This easy Charro Beans recipe has the perfect combination of smoky and savory flavors with just a hint of spice in every bite - so you know they will disappear fast.
Homemade Spanish Rice
Homemade Spanish Rice from scratch is an easy and flavorful side dish to go with your enchilada dinner or for Cinco de Mayo.
Simple Salads and Sides
Everyone will want to make room on their plates for these Mexican-inspired salads and sides made from fresh ingredients.
Cilantro Lime Taco Slaw Recipe
This creamy taco slaw recipe makes a great side dish for enchiladas or cabbage slaw for tacos! The best part: this cilantro lime Mexican slaw takes just 5 minutes to make.
Mexican Corn Ribs
It's your favorite Mexican street corn on the cob, but cut into fun, grabbable, and much less messy Mexican Corn Ribs! Grilled and spiced, then topped with cotija cheese and fresh cilantro, these vegetarian and gluten-free corn "riblets" are the perfect way to use that fresh summer corn!
Mexican Corn Salad
Mexican Corn Salad is a must-try side dish for Mexican night. Freshness and richness join forces in this delightful combination of fresh corn on the cob, crumbled cheese, and a creamy dressing.
Southwestern Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing
This southwestern pasta salad is bright, fresh, and healthy with chickpea pasta, tons of veggies, and an avocado yogurt dressing. It’s a perfect potluck salad or easy weeknight side dish to serve with enchiladas.
Mexican Potato Recipe
This Mexican Potato Recipe is an easy and irresistible side dish. Baby yellow potato halves are tossed in tons of Mexican spices, dipped in parmesan cheese, then baked to crispy perfection. Finish them with crumbled queso fresco and jalapeño lime crema. So good.
Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries (Baked)
These Mexican-inspired baked sweet potato fries are seasoned with cumin for a delicious smoky flavor! They're easy to make with just a few basic ingredients and mostly hands-off cooking.
Easy Pineapple Cucumber Salad
This 4-ingredient Pineapple Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish recipe with amazing flavor! Zing and tang! It's so easy because it's ready in under 10 minutes.
Mexican Fruit Salad
Mexican Fruit Salad is an easy 6-ingredient side salad that is refreshing and flavorful. The fresh flavor combination of pineapple, watermelon, mango, and papaya is a fun twist on a classic fruit salad — and a cool contrast to spicy foods. A great choice to pair with enchiladas or any Mexican dishes.
Hungry for a Great Enchilada Recipe?
These Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas are super delicious and easy to make with simple ingredients.
Soft flour tortillas are rolled up with chicken, black beans, sweet corn, green chiles, and cheese, then topped with a 2-ingredient enchilada sauce made from Greek yogurt and salsa verde.
An easy recipe that is sure to become a new family favorite.
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