Spinach Enchiladas in Red Sauce

Mexican dishes brings a big smile from my daughter at the dinner table. She loves the flavors from this cuisine. Authentic Mexican food was easily available in Arizona where she grew up. It takes a long time to prepare Mexican dishes but the taste is so worth it. Verde sauce is her favorite so I favor that sauce. Since moving to Texas my daughter has taken to Tex Mex, but I have not tried it at home yet. It is a spicier version of Mexican food and the couple of times I have tasted it I could not get past the spicy flavors to the actual taste.

I make this red sauce enchilada very infrequently. If you are not partial to verde sauce then you should try this version of enchiladas. I have stuffed the enchiladas with spinach. You could use plain cheese or any other filling of your choice.

You will need
7-8 tortilla
1/4 cup cheddar cheese
3 cups red enchilada sauce
1 cup filling

For the filling
1 bunch spinach
1/4 cup onion, shredded (optional)
1 /2 tsp. cayenne pepper powder
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. cumin powder
salt to taste

Wash and clean the spinach. Heat oil in pan and add the onions. Saute until translucent. Then add the spinach. If you are not using onions, add the spinach to the oil. Let it cook until wilted but not mushy. Add cayenne pepper, salt and cumin powder. Let it cook a couple more minutes. Turn off heat and allow to cool completely.

Preheat oven to 350 F. In a baking casserole dish ladle enough red sauce to cover the bottom. Prepare the enchiladas.  On a flat surface place the tortilla. Fill the center with the cooked spinach and a little cheese.

Fold in the sides and then starting from once end roll all the way to the other end. Place the prepared enchilada in the baking dish. Continue with the other tortilla, placing them in the dish next to each other, open side down.

When all the tortilla are placed int he dish, ladle the remaining sauce over the top.

Sprinkle the remaining cheese. Cover with foil and bake covered for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 5 minutes. Let it rest out of the oven for 5 minutes and serve.



  1. Wow those enchiladas looks super delicious.

  2. I like the idea of stuffing spinach , and the dish looks super tempting !

  3. love to taste these enchiladas...looks soo good...

  4. Sounds fantastic Varada, have bookmarked all your enchilada from your previous edition as well..

  5. Omg, i wont mind to invite myself to ur place, enchiladas makes me drool..

  6. This one sounds so much like what my husband would like. I shall try this sometime.

  7. I want some now....I will love this for sure!

  8. my EO would like these .. very healthy spinach filling

  9. All this is new to be but it surely looks delicious Varada..

  10. I wanted to make enchiladas for this theme varada, but then the sauce made me thinking, whether my people will like the taste of it not!! But the dish is very tempting-a!! Will try a small amount as trial!!! Look yumm!!

  11. Spinach ans cheese is a hit combination for me fantastic recipe..

  12. This is how I like my enchiladas as well Varada! I am too lazy though to make my own sauce and end up using the store bought ones. I might end up making enchiladas for dinner tonight after seeing your post.

  13. I love making enchiladas, but the corn tortillas I use usually end up disintegrated in the oven. I have to try and make them with flour tortillas to see if they hold up their shape.

  14. I want some of these. I am sure my kids will love it.

  15. The sauce looks delicious plus all the cheese is a total winner!

  16. These are some drool worthy enchiladas.


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