Monday, October 6, 2008

Old Favorite: Spinach Enchiladas

This is one of our favorite recipes, and I actually made and photographed it awhile ago and then never got around to posting it. But better late than never, right?

Spinach Enchiladas: Makes 4 servings; 6 WW points per serving

  • 10 oz chopped frozen spinach, thawed, squeezed to remove water
  • 15 oz part-skim ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp table salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 4 medium tortilla, flour, fat-free [I use low-fat, whole-wheat tortillas instead]
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-style cheese [I was out of Mexican cheese last time I made these, so I used more mozzarella instead]
  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF. Coat a 7 X 11-inch baking dish with cooking spray. [I use a square dish instead.]
  2. Combine ricotta, spinach, mozzarella, oregano, onion powder, salt and pepper in a large bowl; mix well.
  3. Spoon 1/4 of spinach mixture onto center of each tortilla. Roll up tortillas, fold in ends and place side-by-side in prepared baking dish. Spoon salsa over tortillas and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of Mexican cheese.
  4. Cover with foil and bake 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until top is golden brown, about 10 minutes more.

The verdict: This is so, so easy to make, and really yummy. I've made it with fresh spinach before instead of frozen, and it works just as well. I usually serve these with a side shrimp, either sauteed Veracruz style or baked in a lemony sauce. It makes for a fantastic and very healthy meal.


Stefanie said...

That sounds delicious. I must try it sometime soon.

By the way, I've made your Thai coconut chicken recipe at least four times now (usually with shrimp and cilantro instead of chicken and basil, but otherwise, the same recipe). I love it! Thanks again for sharing that one.

Anonymous said...

mmmmm.... this looks SO DELICIOUS! I am definitely going to try this sometime soon!

Katie said...

i just stumbled across your blog somehow and found that recipe.

looks fantastic! i will try it soon.

SLynnRo said...

I totally thought this was pizza!

kage said...

Just tried your recipe tonight and loved it!