Easy Vegetarian Breakfast Enchiladas (Low Carb)

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These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a “tortilla” – perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!

These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!Breakfast Enchiladas

Enchiladas are one of my all time favorite Mexican comfort foods. But enchiladas for breakfast you might ask? Well I say yes, why not! You can also have them for dinner – perfect for Meatless Mondays! A few of my favorite enchiladas are my Cheesy Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada SkilletButternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas, and Enchiladas Verdes (Green Enchiladas).

These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!

These are basically glorified egg white omelets, stuffed with sauteed spinach and topped with enchilada sauce, avocado and cheese. Prep them ahead of time and bake when ready to serve. You can make them as hot or mild as you want. I used Frontera green chile enchilada sauce to speed this up, but I also think this would be awesome with homemade red enchilada sauce.


  • You can use whole eggs in place of egg whites.
  • If you follow a Paleo or Whole 30 diet, simply leave the cheese off.

These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!

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These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!
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Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets

239 Cals 24 Protein 10 Carbs 12 Fats
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Total Time: 1 hr 10 mins
Yield: 6 servings
COURSE: Breakfast, Brunch
CUISINE: American
These easy low carb breakfast enchiladas are gluten-free, grain-free and vegetarian using egg whites as a "tortilla" - perfect for vegetarians and keto diets!


  • 3 cups egg whites or egg whites from 18 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup scallions, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 medium ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, chopped
  • 10 oz packages frozen spinach
  • 4.5 oz can chopped green chiles
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat Colby-Jack cheese *omit for whole30 or paleo
  • 1 cup green enchilada sauce
  • 1 medium avocado, diced


  • Pour 1/3 cup enchiladas sauce on the bottom of a 9 x 12 inch baking dish.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the egg whites, water, and a pinch salt and pepper.
  • Lightly coat a large nonstick skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet over medium heat.
  • Add 1/4 of the egg whites (about 1/2 cup), swirling to evenly cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook until set, about 2 minutes.
  • Flip and cook the other side until set, about 1 more minute.
  • Set aside on a dish and repeat with the remaining eggs until all your egg "tortillas" are cooked and set aside. Should make 6.
  • Heat oil in a medium non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Add scallions; cook for 2 to 3 minutes until fragrant, but not brown.
  • Add tomato and cilantro, season with salt to taste and cook 1 more minute, until soft.
  • Stir in spinach and green chile, and cook for about 5 more minutes, adjust salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove from the heat, and mix in 1/2 cup of the Colby-Jack cheese; mix well.
  • Divide spinach between egg white "tortillas", about 1/3 cup each and roll, place each seam side down in baking dish.
  • Top with remaining enchilada sauce and remaining cheese, cover with foil and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Serve topped with diced avocado and scallions.


Serving: 1enchilada, Calories: 239kcal, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 523mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 1g
WW Points Plus: 6
Keywords: Breakfast Egg White Spinach Enchilada Omelets, breakfast enchiladas, egg white recipes for brunch, keto enchiladas, low carb enchiladas

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  1. How much spinach? It says 10 oz. packages. I really want to make this but would like to use the correct amount of spinach. Thank you.

  2. THis is absolutely amazing. I was totally skeptical about the egg “tortillas” but they worked great.. The flavor is rich and satisfying and I just used Herdez green sauce. So good.

  3. What skillet are you using in the Facebook video?

  4. Delicious! I’ve tried this recipe many times before figuring out I don’t need to flip the tortillas. Now they’re in one piece. We live in NM and I make the enchiladas with fresh roasted green chili.

  5. I made these to eat as breakfast for the week and they are outstanding! I happened to have a small tortilla sized pan that made making the egg white tortillas easy. I imagine in a bigger pan it would be much harder. They also reheated perfectly in the microwave for a quick breakfast. These are for sure going to be part of my regular rotation. Thanks for another great recipe!

  6. I don’t get how you are “flipping” the egg white tortilla without it folding onto itself or tearing.  

  7. I can hardly wait to try this recipe.

  8. Gina – thank you so much – I'm trying to do more meal planning and food prep but needed another breakfast item in the rotation and follow paleo. This is just what I needed!

  9. I make enchiladas for breakfast, lunch,dinner my old time favorite whole egge marchaca enchilada,amazing taste using any favorite sauce to satisfy ur plated. Marchaca,meanig jerky meat,

    • Using Egglife wraps to make these today! Easy meal prep to not have to make the “tortillas”. For the spinach step, do you throw it in the pan frozen, or thaw first?

  10. Awesome!!!!Very tasty!!

  11. Has anyone had success with freezing this recipe?

  12. I LOVED it. However, I had a problem with making the egg "tortillas" and just ended up with one solid one. My spouse had the pleasure of that one. I ended up making a scrambled egg white tossed it with sautéed spinach, onions and mushroom mix (spouse had fresh jalapeños in his) and heated up the sauce in a sauce pan. Drizzled it on my egg white mix and put the shredded cheese on top and it was still awesome! Still have to practice on my egg "tortilla" toss…..

    • Yeah I had trouble with the egg white tortillas as well. I think I'm going to just used flour tortillas to get the job done.

  13. I had this for breakfast today & it was fantastic! I made my own sauce from another site I found, but it was similar to the sauce for your chicken and white bean enchilada before the sour cream.

  14. Great recipe! For me, making egg white tortillas had a high level of difficulty, so I ended up making it more like a casserole. Very yummy though!

  15. It is devine!!! just made it for halloween dinner:-) haha, I added some chicken to the recipe, beautiful and pumpkin cheese cake will complete my haloween dinner tonight!!!yeee

  16. Great recipe. And it looks fantastic too!

  17. Made this on Tuesday for dinner for my son and I, and enjoyed the leftovers for breakfast all week. It was great to give him a healthy breakfast, without the fuss! We used a red sauce and left off the avocado since that's what we had in the house. Loved this!

  18. Wow this looks amazing! I think I'm going to sub shredded delicata squash that I already have for the spinach though. Can't wait to make this!

    hello, rigby!

  19. Fantastic recipe. Creative, simple and fun! I made this with a few adaptations (1/2 enchilada sauce and 1/2 salsa verde, smoked gouda cheese) last night and it's definitely a winner! Thanks Gina!

  20. I've abandoned a lot of my favorite food blogs since starting on the paleo journey but always enjoyed your ideas so I kept coming back I think because your recipes are so adaptable. I guess I'd like to say thank you! This one looks especially great!

  21. Made this this morning and it was fabulous, though not as pretty as the picture 🙂 Egg yolks are a bit hard to flip like pancakes!

  22. I do not care for spinach, so what would you suggest as a substitute?

  23. Wouldn't that be 1/6 of the egg whites at a time to make 6 enchiladas? The recipe says use a quarter of the egg whites.

  24. Mind. Blown. I have never thought to do something like this! Gina, you are fabulous!

  25. I guess it would be just as easy to buy the egg whites in the container though…….

  26. I am just wondering what you do with all the egg yolks? I am definitely ok with eating the whole eggs, not concerned about cholesterol, and find there is health benefits in the whole egg. So, 18 egg yolks – what is done with them? I hate wasting stuff! Can you make it with 9 whole eggs instead if you wanted to?

  27. The ingredients say 10 oz. packages frozen spinach. Did you use more than one package?

  28. This looks good, clean and easy to make!! I can't wait to try it!!

  29. GENIUS! They look delicious.

  30. Using "egg crepes" as tortillas is really genius. Thanks for that idea. This would make a great brunch dish.

  31. Wow, how creative, Gina! I can tell you like enchiladas.:)

  32. This is brilliant!

  33. Now this is my kind of breakfast! Looks so healthy and delicious, not to mention packed with protein! Thanks for sharing, Gina.

  34. what a great idea!


  35. This looks delicious – my mouth is watering! I definitely want to try this. I am sure it will be a favorite.

  36. Do you throw the spinach in while still frozen, or do you thaw it first?

  37. Wow this looks soooooo good! I have the same question as Hillary, would it be possible to make this as a freezer meal? My husband and I are always in a rush in the morning! Thanks!!

  38. These look delicious! The chunks of avocado are perfect accents. 🙂 Will certainly try! Thanks!

  39. This looks so delicious!

  40. Do you think that you could make this ahead and freeze it?

  41. Omg delicious!! Can you reheat these?

  42. WOW!!! I can't wait to try this!! Thanks Gina for this recipe and all the other ones you're so kind to share with us!!!!!

  43. Okay, this might sound like a dumb questions, but I don't have green enchilada sauce, I do have green salsa verde, think it will work or should I just hold off until I get the sauce?

  44. You are speaking my language – let me think anything is an enchilada or some sort of Mexican food, and I'll love it. This looks delicious!

  45. Mmm, I have to try this recipe! 🙂