Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas-we love these creamy and cheesy vegetarian enchiladas. They are simple to make and freeze beautifully!
Before we had Maxwell, we made a few freezer meals so we would have something good to eat on the days when we were too tired to cook. I am so glad we did because the days of being too tired to cook is pretty much every day. Life has been a little hectic at our house!
Last week, I opened the fridge to try and find something to fix for dinner, but it was slim pickens. I could have gotten creative, but my brain was fried due to lack of sleep so I turned to the freezer instead. I pulled out the Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas we made in our pre-baby #2 days. The days when we had energy, time, and motivation to cook dinner.
Thank goodness for freezer meals! These enchiladas saved the day!
Enchiladas are one of our favorite meals. We make our Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas all of the time. We also love these Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas. They are easy, cheesy, and delicious!
The enchiladas are loaded with cheese! I add in spinach too make them somewhat healthy:) I mix the spinach mixture with sour cream or Greek yogurt to make the enchiladas extra creamy. The enchiladas also have Old El Paso Green Chiles and Green Chile Enchilada Sauce! I top the enchiladas with avocado and cilantro so these enchiladas are green all around and that makes me happy because we all know I LOVE green!
If you are looking for a tasty dinner idea, make our Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas. And don’t forget that you can freeze these enchiladas. You will do a happy dance when you remember that you have enchiladas in the freezer. I did and so did Josh when he sat down at the dinner table. I think he was getting tired of cereal:)
We did make a few other freezer meals before we had the baby and we will be sharing those soon! Stay tuned! And thank you for all of your well wishes and concern for Josh. He went to the Dr. on Friday and no longer has to be on an IV or any antibiotics. His MRSA is all cleared up! YAY! We are lucky he caught it early.
Creamy Spinach and Cheese Green Chile Enchiladas
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion diced
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 10 cups fresh spinach leaves
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
- ⅓ cup chopped cilantro
- 1 can 4.5 ounces Old El Paso chopped green chiles
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ¼ teaspoon ground chili powder
- ½ cup sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- 2 cans 10 oz each Old El Paso Mild Green Chile Enchilada Sauce
- 8 Old El Paso Flour Tortillas Burrito size
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese divided
- 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese divided
- Toppings: Green onions chopped, Fresh cilantro, chopped, Diced avocado
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add the onion and cook until softened, about 3-4 minutes. Add the garlic and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Add the spinach leaves and cook until they are wilted and shrinks down. Stir in the lime juice, cilantro, green chiles, cumin, and chile powder. Remove from heat and stir in the sour cream. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
- To assemble, spread about ½ can of enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking dish. Fill each tortilla with about ⅓ cup of the spinach mixture. In a medium bowl, combine both kinds of shredded cheese. Sprinkle cheese over spinach mixture, about 3 tablespoons per enchilada. Roll up and place seam side down in the baking dish. When all enchiladas have been rolled and placed in the pan, top with the other ½ can of enchilada sauce and about ½ of the other can. We had some sauce leftover. Sprinkle remaining shredded cheese on top of enchiladas. Bake 20-30 minutes or until the cheese is melted, and the sauce is bubbling around the edges.
- Garnish enchiladas with green onion, cilantro, and avocado, if desired. Serve warm.
- Note-these enchiladas freeze well. Cool completely, without toppings, and place in a tupperware container. Reheat individual servings in the microwave when ready to eat! You can also freeze an entire pan and reheat in the oven!
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