Croatian-style Enchiladas


Croatian-style Enchiladas

Delicious Croatian Enchiladas: A Fusion of Flavors

In the context of Croatian cuisine, these Enchiladas offer a delightful fusion of Mexican and Croatian flavors. The traditional Mexican dish is adapted to incorporate Croatian ingredients and cooking techniques, resulting in a unique and mouthwatering culinary experience.

Jan Dec

20 minutes

20 minutes

40 minutes

4 servings


Omnivore, Gluten-free (if using gluten-free tortillas), Nut-free, Lactose-free (if using lactose-free cheese)

Wheat (if using wheat tortillas), Dairy

Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy-free, Paleo, Keto


While the original Mexican Enchiladas typically use corn tortillas and spicy chili-based sauces, the Croatian-style Enchiladas feature soft wheat tortillas and a milder tomato-based sauce. Additionally, the filling is modified to include Croatian cheeses and herbs, adding a distinct Mediterranean touch. We alse have the original recipe for Enchiladas, so you can check it out.


  • Calories (kcal / KJ): 350 kcal / 1465 KJ
  • Fat: 15g (7g saturated)
  • Carbohydrates: 35g (8g sugars)
  • Protein: 20g
  • Fiber: 5g
  • Salt: 1.5g


  1. 1.
    Preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F).
  2. 2.
    In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic, and sauté until translucent.
  3. 3.
    Add the diced bell peppers to the skillet and cook for another 3-4 minutes until they soften.
  4. 4.
    Stir in the tomato sauce, dried oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper. Simmer the sauce for 5 minutes.
  5. 5.
    Take a tortilla and spoon a portion of the tomato sauce onto it. Add some shredded chicken and grated Croatian cheese on top.
  6. 6.
    Roll the tortilla tightly and place it seam-side down in a baking dish. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas.
  7. 7.
    Pour the remaining tomato sauce over the enchiladas and sprinkle with additional grated Croatian cheese.
  8. 8.
    Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  9. 9.
    Serve the Croatian-style Enchiladas hot and garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

Treat your ingredients with care...

  • Soft wheat tortillas — Warm them up slightly before rolling to make them more pliable.
  • Croatian cheese — Use a combination of Croatian cheeses like Paški sir and Dalmatinski sir for a unique flavor.

Tips & Tricks

  • If you prefer spicier enchiladas, add a pinch of chili flakes to the tomato sauce.
  • Customize the filling by adding cooked vegetables like zucchini or mushrooms.
  • For a crispy texture, broil the enchiladas for a few minutes after baking.
  • Serve with a dollop of sour cream or Greek yogurt for added creaminess.
  • Leftover enchiladas can be refrigerated and reheated the next day for a quick and delicious meal.

Serving advice

Serve the Croatian-style Enchiladas as a main course accompanied by a fresh salad or steamed vegetables. Add a side of Croatian ajvar (red pepper spread) for an extra burst of flavor.

Presentation advice

Arrange the enchiladas on a platter, drizzle some tomato sauce on top, and garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or basil. The vibrant colors of the dish will make it visually appealing.