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Easy Cheesy Enchiladas

Posted: September 28

Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 12 servings

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Easy Cheesy Enchiladas will surely satisfy your Mexican food cravings! They’re ready in just 35 minutes, so you’ll want to have this recipe on repeat throughout the week. This dish is packed with flavors like tender chicken, fire-roasted crushed tomatoes, and melty cheese. These enchiladas are baked until they’re perfectly crispy and brown. Make Easy Cheesy Enchiladas and you’ll be adding a new staple Mexican dish to your cookbook!


5 tablespoons oil, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
salt, to taste
freshly ground black pepper, to taste
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
1 (14 ounce) can fire-roasted crushed tomatoes
1/2 cup chicken or beef stock
12 corn tortillas
4 scallions, chopped
3 tablespoons cilantro leaves, finely chopped
4 cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded and divided


Step 1

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Step 2

Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a small pot over medium heat.

Step 3

Add the onion and garlic and sauté until tender, about 7-8 minutes.

Step 4

Season with the salt, pepper, chili powder, and cumin.

Step 5

Add the fire-roasted tomatoes and stock.

Step 6

Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce heat to low.

Step 7

Simmer the mixture for 10 minutes.

Step 8

Place a skillet over medium heat on the stove-top.

Step 9

Add 3 tablespoons of the oil.

Step 10

Using tongs, soften each tortilla for 15 seconds on each side in the oil.

Step 11

Shake off any excess oil on the tortillas, then transfer them to a plate covered with paper towels. Repeat this process with the rest of the tortillas.

Step 12

In a bowl, combine the scallions and cilantro with 3 cups of the Monterey Jack cheese.

Step 13

Fill each softened tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture and roll it up.

Step 14

Set the rolled tortillas in a row in a baking dish.

Step 15

When all the tortillas have been rolled, ladle the sauce evenly over the dish.

Step 16

Top with the remaining 1 cup of cheese.

Step 17

Bake until bubbly and brown on top, about 15 minutes.

Step 18


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