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Creamy Spinach Enchiladas

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  • 40 min prep time
  • 60 min total time
  • 9 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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Try a lighter touch for a Mexican favorite by filling tortillas with frozen spinach and cottage cheese, then baking with prepared sauce and cheese.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon margarine or butter
1/2
cup sliced green onions
1
(9-oz.) pkg. frozen spinach, thawed, well drained
1
cup small-curd cottage or ricotta cheese
1/2
cup sour cream
6
oz. (1 1/2 cups) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
12
(6-inch) corn tortillas, heated
1
(10-oz.) can Old El Paso™ Mild Enchilada Sauce
Sliced green onions, if desired

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Melt margarine in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup onions; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cottage cheese, sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 2 Spoon 1/4 cup filling down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.
  • 1 Heat oven to 375°F. Melt margarine in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add 1/2 cup onions; cook and stir 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add spinach; cook 1 minute or until spinach is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat. Stir in cottage cheese, sour cream and 1 cup of the cheese.
  • 2 Spoon 1/4 cup filling down center of each tortilla; roll up. Place, seam side down, in ungreased 13x9-inch (3-quart) glass baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce evenly over tortillas; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3 Bake at 375°F. for 15 to 20 minutes or until bubbly and thoroughly heated. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.

Expert Tips

To drain the spinach, place it in a sieve or colander. Once it's thawed, use the back of a wooden spoon to press out the excess moisture.

For a crisp-textured accompaniment, serve a romaine salad with mandarin orange segments, slivered almonds and a purchased poppy seed dressing.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
155
% Daily Value
Total Fat
17g
26%
Saturated Fat
9g
45%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
670mg
28%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
4g
Protein
17g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
68%
68%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
40%
40%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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