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Red Chile-Cheese Enchiladas

Douglas Merriam; Jan Gautro
Yield 8 servings (serving size: 1 square)
New Mexican enchiladas, especially those made simply with tortillas, chile sauce, and cheese, are often served layered like lasagna.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup fat-free cottage cheese
  • 2/3 cup (2 1/2 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups Red Chile Sauce
  • Cooking spray
  • 12 (6-inch) corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat extrasharp cheddar cheese

Nutrition Information

  • calories 162
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fat 5.4 g
  • satfat 2.9 g
  • monofat 1.1 g
  • polyfat 0.6 g
  • protein 8.8 g
  • carbohydrate 20.1 g
  • fiber 2.1 g
  • cholesterol 14 mg
  • iron 0.6 mg
  • sodium 305 mg
  • calcium 201 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 400°.

  2. Place cottage cheese in a food processor; process 1 minute or until smooth. Combine cottage cheese, Monterey Jack cheese, onion, and salt, stirring well.

  3. Spread 1/4 cup Red Chile Sauce in bottom of an 8 x 8-inch baking dish coated with cooking spray. Arrange 4 tortillas over sauce, overlapping slightly. Spread 1/2 cup cottage cheese mixture evenly over tortillas; top with 1/2 cup Red Chile Sauce. Repeat the layers once with 4 tortillas, remaining cottage cheese mixture, and 1/2 cup Red Chile Sauce. Arrange remaining 4 tortillas over sauce, overlapping slightly; spoon remaining 3/4 cup Red Chile Sauce over tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with cheddar cheese. Cover and bake at 400° for 10 minutes. Uncover and bake an additional 10 minutes or until cheese melts. Let stand 5 minutes. Cut into 8 squares.

Cook's Notes

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