The Best Cheese Enchiladas Recipe You’ll Ever Try

Hey there, fellow foodies! Are you on the hunt for a cheesy and satisfying meal that will leave you feeling blissful and content? Well, look no further because we’ve got the recipe for the best cheese enchiladas you’ll ever try. Loaded with melted cheese, flavorful spices, and zesty sauce, these enchiladas will make your taste buds dance. Whether you’re hosting a fiesta with friends or just craving a comforting dinner, this recipe has got you covered.

The Best Cheese Enchiladas Recipe You'll Ever Try

The ingredients for this dish are simple and can be easily found at your local grocery store. No need to stress about finding obscure spices or exotic cheeses. With just a few key ingredients and a dash of love, you can whip up a plate of cheesy goodness that will have everyone begging for seconds. So, let’s get started and dive into the recipe for the best cheese enchiladas you’ll ever try.

Cheese Enchiladas Recipe


Cheese enchiladas are a popular Mexican dish that has been enjoyed by people all over the world. This meatless dish features a delicious combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds yearning for more. Often accompanied by salsa and sour cream, cheese enchiladas are a great dish for any occasion, be it a casual family dinner or a fancy dinner party. Here’s the ultimate recipe for making delicious cheese enchiladas at home.


To make cheese enchiladas, you will need the following ingredients:

  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups grated cheese (use any type of cheese that you prefer)
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce, you can either use ready-made enchilada sauce or make a homemade sauce with the following ingredients:

  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

In case you cannot find corn tortillas at your local store, flour tortillas will suffice.


To make the sauce, heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a saucepan and add 2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour. Stir it constantly until it becomes a smooth paste. Add the chili powder, cumin powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Mix well and cook for 1 minute. Gradually add vegetable broth and whisk until it is smooth without any lumps. Add tomato sauce, salt, and pepper, then let it simmer on low heat for 10 minutes.
In a separate pan, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil and fry each tortilla until it becomes soft. Next, dip the tortillas in the sauce and fill them with 2-3 tablespoons of grated cheese. Roll each tortilla and place it seam side down in a greased baking dish. Repeat the process with all the tortillas. Spread the remaining sauce over the tortillas and sprinkle the remaining grated cheese on top.
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and bake the enchiladas for 15-20 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
Serve hot with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa.

Some useful tips for making cheese enchiladas:

  • You can add some fresh herbs like cilantro or parsley to the sauce for some extra flavor.
  • You can also add some chopped onions and bell peppers to the cheese filling for some crunch.
  • If you don’t have vegetable broth, you can use chicken broth or even plain water instead.
  • For a spicier version, add some chopped jalapenos to the cheese filling or increase the amount of chili powder in the sauce.

Cheese enchiladas are an easy and delicious dish that you can make at home. With these simple steps and tips, you can enjoy this Mexican delicacy without having to leave your home. So, the next time you’re craving something spicy and cheesy, give this recipe a try and impress your friends and family with your cooking skills.

Variations of Cheese Enchiladas Recipe

Cheese enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish that is easy to prepare and delicious to eat. The simplicity of the recipe makes it a perfect meal choice for weekdays and weekends. While the traditional recipe calls for a rich tomato-based sauce, melted cheese, and tortillas, there are several variations you can explore that will provide a unique taste to your taste buds. In this article, we will discuss three of the most popular cheese enchilada variations.

Vegetable Cheese Enchiladas

Looking for a meat-free option? This vegetable cheese enchiladas recipe is perfect for vegetarians who want to indulge in a hearty Mexican meal without compromising on their dietary preferences. In this recipe, we will be using a mix of fresh vegetables like bell pepper, onion, and mushroom instead of meat. Here’s what you need to make this delectable dish:
  • 2 tbsp. of vegetable oil
  • 1 chopped onion
  • 2 chopped bell peppers
  • 1 cup of sliced mushrooms
  • 1 cup of shredded cheese
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
  3. Add chopped onion, chopped bell peppers, and sliced mushrooms. Season the vegetables with salt and pepper and cook them until they are tender.
  4. Add the enchilada sauce to the skillet, and stir it until it’s warmed through.
  5. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  6. Spoon the veggie mixture onto each tortilla, add the shredded cheese, and roll the tortillas tightly.
  7. Place the rolled tortillas in a baking dish. Spoon the remaining enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas and add a sprinkle of cheese.
  8. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is as crispy as you’d like.
  10. Now it’s time to serve your delicious vegetable cheese enchiladas! Enjoy!

Chicken Cheese Enchiladas

In this recipe, we’ll be using shredded chicken to enhance the flavor and add protein to the dish. This chicken cheese enchiladas recipe is perfect for anyone looking for a delicious Mexican meal with an added bit of texture. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 1 can of enchilada sauce
  • 1 tbsp. of cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chopped onions, chopped bell peppers and season the mixture with salt and pepper.
  3. Once they are tender, add in the shredded chicken, cumin and stir until combined.
  4. Warm the corn tortillas in the microwave or on the stovetop.
  5. Spoon a generous amount of chicken mixture onto each tortilla and add shredded cheese on top of it.
  6. Roll each tortilla tightly and place into a baking dish.
  7. Pour the enchilada sauce on top of the tortillas and sprinkle some more of the shredded cheese over it.
  8. Cover the baking dish with foil and bake for 25 minutes.
  9. Remove the foil and bake for an additional 10-15 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted and golden.
  10. Serve your delicious chicken cheese enchiladas hot and enjoy your meal!

Low-Calorie Cheese Enchiladas

Are you health-conscious? No worries, you can still enjoy this delicious Mexican dish by making it a low-calorie version. In this section, we will provide tips to reduce the calorie count in the cheese enchiladas recipe to make it a healthier option to indulge in.
  • Use a skim milk cheese or reduce the amount of cheese you use in the recipe.
  • Replace the sour cream with non-fat Greek yogurt.
  • Instead of using traditional enchilada sauce, try using a homemade sauce that is low in sugar.
  • Try using a mixture of black beans, sweet potatoes, and corn instead of meat to make vegetable cheese enchiladas, that will lower the overall calorie count.
  • Choose smaller portion tortillas rather than large ones, to help cut down on calories.

By using these tips, you can enjoy the cheesy, spicy goodness of cheese enchiladas while still staying on track toward your health goals.

In conclusion, whether you’re a meat-eater, vegetarian or looking to reduce your calorie intake, there is an option here for everyone. Try making these enchilada variations and switch up your classic Mexican dish meal rotation for a more flavorful and healthy diet.

Thanks for Trying This Delicious Cheese Enchiladas Recipe!

I hope you enjoyed making and eating these cheese enchiladas as much as I did. There’s nothing better than a warm, comforting meal that’s easy to make and tastes amazing. Don’t forget to share this recipe with your friends and family, so they can enjoy it too!

If you have any feedback or suggestions for this recipe, please let me know in the comments section. I’m always looking for ways to improve and make my recipes better.

Thanks again for reading and happy cooking!


1. Can I use a different type of cheese for this recipe?

Yes, you can use any type of cheese you like. However, I recommend using a cheese that melts well, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack, or queso blanco.

2. Can I make this recipe ahead of time?

Yes, you can assemble the enchiladas ahead of time and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake. Just make sure to cover them with foil to prevent them from drying out.

3. Can I freeze the enchiladas?

Yes, you can freeze the enchiladas before baking them. Just wrap them tightly with foil and plastic wrap, and they should keep for up to 3 months in the freezer.

4. What can I serve with these cheese enchiladas?

You can serve these enchiladas with rice, beans, guacamole, salsa, or any other Mexican-inspired side dish.

5. How spicy are these enchiladas?

The spiciness of these enchiladas will depend on the type of salsa you use. If you prefer a milder flavor, you can use a mild salsa or omit it altogether.

6. Can I use corn tortillas instead of flour tortillas?

Yes, you can use corn tortillas if you prefer. Just make sure to warm them up before rolling them to prevent them from breaking.

7. How long will leftovers keep?

Leftovers will keep for up to 3 days in the refrigerator. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container.

8. Can I add meat to these enchiladas?

Yes, you can add cooked chicken, beef, or pork to these enchiladas if you like. Just make sure to cook the meat beforehand and add it to the filling.

9. Can I make these enchiladas vegan?

Yes, you can make these enchiladas vegan by using vegan cheese and omitting the sour cream. You can also use a vegan enchilada sauce.

10. Can I use store-bought enchilada sauce?

Yes, you can use store-bought enchilada sauce if you prefer. Just make sure to choose a brand that you like and adjust the seasoning if necessary.

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About the Author: David Dunlap

Worked in restaurants for years before turning to food writing and has won multiple awards for the work, including more than a dozen awards.

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