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Cheesy Crab Enchiladas Recipe

Cheesy Crab Enchiladas Recipe

While I was in college, my roommates and I loved the taste of ranch dressing - it was our condiment of choice for almost everything. So I created these rich delectable crab enchiladas - with ranch dressing mix as my secret ingredient. -Kelly Mockler, Madison, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (8 ounces each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 envelope ranch salad dressing mix
  • 3 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup milk, divided
  • 1 small red onion, diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 pound fresh, frozen or canned crabmeat, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 2 cans (2-1/2 ounces each) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1/2 cup shredded Colby cheese
  • Chopped green onions and tomatoes, shredded lettuce and additional sliced ripe olives, optional

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, dressing mix and 3 tablespoons milk until smooth. Set aside 3/4 cup for topping.
  • 2. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter until tender. Stir in the crab, olives, chilies, pepper and salt. Fold crab mixture and 1-1/2 cups Monterey Jack into remaining cream cheese mixture.
  • 3. Spoon about 2/3 cup down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Combine the remaining milk and reserved cream cheese mixture until blended; pour over tortillas.
  • 4. Sprinkle with Colby and remaining Monterey Jack. Cover and bake 350° for 25 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes longer or until heated through. Serve with the green onions, tomatoes, lettuce and olives if desired. Yield: 8 enchiladas.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 991 calories, 58 g fat (31 g saturated fat), 258 mg cholesterol, 2,421 mg sodium, 63 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 55 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.