I started making these enchiladas last year during the lent season. It allows my family to observe lent and still enjoy Mexican food. When I brought it to school, my coworkers couldn't get enough of it.—Mari Acedo, Chandler, Arizona
These enchiladas have more of a spaghetti sauce-tomato taste than typical Southwestern dishes. Loraine Meyer of Bend, Oregon relates, “I found this recipe many years ago and it quickly became a family favorite. It is even better when it is prepared one day and served the next.”
Since this recipe fills four 13-inch x 9-inch baking dishes, it's perfect for feeding a gang. I set out small bowls of shredded cheddar cheese, diced onions and diced tomatoes so folks can add their own garnishes.
-Richard Clements, San Dimas, California
"I got this recipe from a friend, and I’ve often served it at church potlucks. There are never leftovers! It’s nice because it’s creamy, just a little spicy and unusual." —Cathy Huppe of Georgetown, Massachusetts
"I tried this fast flavorful casserole when I bought my first microwave 15 years ago," recalls Doreen Adams of Sacramento, California. "With a tossed salad and French bread, it's a hearty meal my family has enjoyed often."
"After tasting wonderful enchiladas at a Mexican restaurant, I created this lighter version at home," Debbie Purdue explains from her home in Freeland, Michigan. Topped with a zesty lime and cilantro sauce, the main course is perfect alongside reduced-fat refried beans.