Friday, February 26, 2010

Easy Cheesy Enchiladas

Easy Cheesy Enchiladas
  •      1 tablespoon olive oil
  •      1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  •      1 clove garlic- minced
  •      1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chile peppers
  •      2 cups cottage cheese
  •      1 teaspoon garlic salt
  •      1 pinch ground black pepper
  •      12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  •      2 cups shredded Cheese (Cheddar or Monterey Jack)
  •     2 (10 ounce) cans mild red enchilada sauce


     Saute onion & garlic in olive oil.
     Mix cottage cheese, 1 cup of shredded cheese, 1 can of green chili’s, onion & garlic, garlic salt & pepper.
     Warm tortillas in microwave 30 seconds with a damp paper towel around them to soften.
     Pour a little sauce in the bottom of your 9X13 casserole dish. Then start filling your tortillas with mixture. Roll up a 
     and place seam down. After dish is full, pour enchilada sauce over top and then top with the rest of your shredded     
     cheese. Bake at 350 for 20 min or until warmed through and cheese is melted and bubbly.
     Serve with chips, salsa, guacamole & sour cream. Yum!

    Add Ins OR Substitutions:
     2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - boiled and shredded (or you could use canned chicken)
               -I like to then sauté the chicken in a little olive oil with a ½ c of salsa to really give it flavor
      Frozen or Drained Canned Corn
      Black Olives
You can sub green enchilada sauce for the red. It's super good too.
      You can also substitute cream of mushroom soup or cream cheese for the cottage cheese- or do a mix of all three.

     The best part of this recipe is that almost everything is a canned item that you can keep on hand. The only real 
     fresh ingredients are the cheese products and since you can sub the cottage cheese for cream cheese or cream of                                       
     mushroom soup, I always have one of those on hand.

     ****Disclaimer- I NEVER use actual measurements when making this- so these are my best guesses at how much to use, so you may need to adjust slightly.


ShellyStout said...

yummo! makes me hungry! ps, love the new blog layout!

Mandi said...

thanks! i am going to have to take this recipe for a spin next week!

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