Red Chile-Cheese Enchiladas

Douglas Merriam; Jan Gautro

New Mexican enchiladas, especially those made simply with tortillas, chile sauce, and cheese, are often served layered like lasagna.

Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 square)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 162
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 5.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.9g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 1.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 8.8g
  • Carbohydrate: 20.1g
  • Fiber: 2.1g
  • Cholesterol: 14mg
  • Iron: 0.6mg
  • Sodium: 305mg
  • Calcium: 201mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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