Red Cheese Enchiladas, one of my favorite Enchiladas to order at a Restaurant are easy to make and simply the BEST. An easy recipe made with a few ingredients and lip licking delicious too.

Cheese Enchiladas

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Not only is this recipe delicious but it’s also super simple with only a few ingredients, it’s a true 30 minute meal and as a Busy Mom, I appreciate that, especially on those crazy busy week day nights.

Let me introduce you to Kathryn from Kathryns Kitchen Blog. She loves to focus on Simple, Heath Inspired Go To Recipes that ANYONE can make! I love everything about that, don’t you? Today I’m sharing her recipe for Cheese Enchiladas.

But make sure you also check out one of her favorite recipes for Dunkaroos! Do you remember the nostalgic snack from the 90’s? They were made by Betty Crocker and consisted of a snack size packaged with cookies and frosting. Truly a kids dream come true if you ask me.

Kathryn is from Sunny California and one of my favorite Cities, Monterey! If you haven’t ever visited it’s a Bucket List place to see. Her family owns a couple restaurants on Fisherman’s Warf and I bet they are spectacular!

I’ve been eyeing her Fluffy Dinner Rolls with only 7 Ingredients and can’t wait to try them.

Red Cheese Enchiladas

I followed Kathryn’s recipe and decided to try Corn Tortillas but as the recipe stats you can use flour too! So choose what’s best for you and your family. I made a blend of cheeses including a Queso Cheese, Sharp Cheese, and Monterey Jack. It was delicious.

Cheese Enchilada Ingredients

Cheese Enchiladas Ingredients
  • Tortillas
  • Cheese
  • Sour Cream
  • Red Enchilada Sauce
  • Onions

How to make Easy Cheese Enchiladas

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a bowl combine Red Enchilada Sauce and Sour Cream and mix until smooth. Place about 1 to 1 1/2 cups of sauce in bottom of baking dish.

How to make Cheese Enchiladas

Fill each tortilla with 1/4 cup of shredded cheese and 1 Tbs diced onions. I also added about 1 Tbl of sauce inside too. Roll tightly and place in baking dish. Roll until you have filled pan.

Pour remaining enchilada sauce on top making sure to cover all tortillas and top with 1/2 cup cheese.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes.

Enchilada Tips

Flour Tortillas will roll easily without cracking or breaking. They are easy to use. Corn Tortillas will need a little TLC.

I prefer to wrap 8 corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds. This softens the tortilla nicely making it easy to roll without cracking. The key is in the damp paper towel. The moisture will steam the tortillas.

Feel Free to heat/steam in batches and Fill and Roll as you go!

Corn Tortillas are typically smaller than a flour tortilla so I found I was able to make a few extra with this recipe. My family wasn’t upset at all about it either.

Make ahead Enchiladas

Making this recipe ahead of when you need them is ideal in my busy schedule. This recipe works perfectly to make ahead. Then Bake when you are ready to serve. Easy!

Cheese Enchiladas

Freeze Cheese Enchiladas

Freezing Cheese Enchiladas is easy and I highly recommend. I like to use an aluminum baking tin. Freeze up to 3 months. Enchiladas thaw easily and can be baked as needed.

Cheese Enchiladas Additions

  • Add Cooked Chicken or Beef for a hearty Enchilada. Rotisserie Chicken works nicely.
  • I also love to add some Diced Green Chilies. Choose Mild, Medium or Hot to add additional Spice/heat to the recipe.
  • Black Beans, Pinto Beans, or Kidney Beans
  • Diced Jalapeños
  • Rice ~ Plain or Spanish
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Cheese Enchiladas

Red Cheese Enchiladas, one of my favorite Enchiladas to order at a Restaurant are easy to make and simply the BEST. An easy recipe made with a few ingredients and lip licking delicious too.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Cheese Enchiladas, Cheese Enchiladas Recipe, Easy Cheese Enchiladas, Red Cheese Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 8 Flour Tortillas OR 10-12 Corn Tortillas
  • 3 Cup Mexican Cheese
  • 1 Cup Sour Cream
  • 20 oz Red Enchilada Sauce Mild, Medium or Hot
  • 1/4 Cup Yellow Onions Diced
  • 1/4 Cup Green Onions Diced

Toppings of Your Choice

  • Tomato
  • Avocado
  • Sour Cream

Instructions

  • Preheat Oven to 350 Degrees
  • In a bowl combine Enchilada Sauce and Sour Cream. Mix until smooth
  • Pour 1 to 1 1/2 Cups Sauce in bottom of baking dish
  • Wrap Corn Tortillas in a damp paper towel and heat for approximately 30 seconds in microwave. This is to help soften tortilllas for rollling.
  • You do not need to heat flour tortillas
  • Place 1 Tbs Sauce on Tortilla and add 1/4 Cup Mexican Cheese with 1 Tbs Diced Yellow onion
  • Roll tightly and place in baking dish. Fill and Roll Enchiladas
  • Pour remaining Enchilada Sauce on top making sure to cover all tortillas
  • Top with remaining cheese
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes
  • Serve Hot. Garnish with Toppings of your choice.

Notes

Enchilada Tips

Flour Tortillas will roll easily without cracking or breaking. They are easy to use. Corn Tortillas will need a little TLC.
I prefer to wrap 8 corn tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave for about 30 seconds. This softens the tortilla nicely making it easy to roll without cracking. The key is in the damp paper towel. The moisture will steam the tortillas.
Feel Free to heat/steam in batches and Fill and Roll as you go!
Corn Tortillas are typically smaller than a flour tortilla so I found I was able to make a few extra with this recipe. My family wasn’t upset at all about it either.

Cheese Enchiladas Additions

  • Add Cooked Chicken or Beef for a hearty Enchilada. Rotisserie Chicken works nicely.
  • I also love to add some Diced Green Chilies. Choose Mild, Medium or Hot to add additional Spice/heat to the recipe.
  • Black Beans, Pinto Beans, or Kidney Beans
  • Diced Jalapeños
  • Rice ~ Plain or Spanish
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Michaela from An Affair From The Heart organized this fun Freaky Friday Blog Hop #freakyfridayrecipes and I’m thrilled to be apart of it. It’s a fun opportunity to meet other foodies and share their recipes. So take a look and enjoy some of these other amazing bloggers and their delicious recipes.

Take a look at all of our 2021 Freaky Friday Winter Edition Recipes:

  1. An Affair from the Heart – Copy Cat Taco Bell Enchirito
  2. Aunt Bee’s Recipes – Three Cheese Jalapeno Poppers
  3. The Carefree Kitchen – Lemon Bundt Cake
  4. The Culinary Compass – Rotel Sausage Dip
  5. Devour Dinner – Cheese Enchiladas
  6. The Foodie Affair – Gluten Free Irish Soda Bread
  7. The Fresh Cooky – Cranberry Bourbon Cocktail
  8. House of Nash Eats – Pineapple Casserole
  9. Kathryn’s Kitchen Blog – Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
  10. Lemoine Family Kitchen – Red Beans & Rice
  11. Life, Love & Good Food – Pan Seared Scallops 
  12. Lisa’s Dinnertime Dish – Weeknight Broccoli Shrimp Stir Fry
  13. Off the Eaten Path – Extra Crispy Air Fryer Chicken Wings
  14. Soulfully Made –  Stuffed Pepper Meatloaf
  15. The Speckled Palate – Pretzel Cheese Dip 
  16. Sugar Dish Me – Cheesecake Brownies with Graham Cracker Crust
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  18. West Via Midwest – Frito Corn Salad
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