"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.
- 1 carton (15 ounces) reduced-fat ricotta cheese
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend, divided
- 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
- 10 flour tortillas (8 inches)
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 1 cup vegetable broth
- 1 bottle (7 ounces) mild green taco sauce
- 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1/2 pound sliced fresh mushrooms
- 2 teaspoons canola oil
- In a large bowl, combine the ricotta, spinach, 1 cup cheese and egg whites. Spoon down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray.
- In a small saucepan, combine the cornstarch and broth until smooth. Stir in taco sauce. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in cilantro and lime juice. Pour over enchiladas. In a nonstick skillet, saute mushrooms in oil until tender; arrange evenly over enchiladas.
- Cover and bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Enchiladas Florentine in Light & Tasty October/November 2006, p47
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