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Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce

 Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce
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
8 ServingsPrep: 35 min. Bake: 25 min.


  • 16 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 medium onions, finely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1-1/2 pounds uncooked small shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) green enchilada sauce


  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a skillet, heat 1/2 cup oil over
  • medium-high heat. In batches, fry tortillas 10 seconds on each side
  • or until pliable (do not allow to crisp). Drain on paper towels.
  • Cover with foil to keep warm and softened.
  • In a large skillet, heat remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add
  • tomatoes, onions, garlic and cumin; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or
  • until onions are tender. Add shrimp; cook 3-4 minutes or until
  • shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Stir in spinach; heat
  • through.

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Shrimp Enchiladas with Green Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Place 1/4 cup shrimp mixture off center on each tortilla; top with 1
  • tablespoon cheese. Roll up and place in a greased 13x9-in. baking
  • dish, seam side down. Top with sauce; sprinkle with remaining
  • cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, 25-30 minutes or until heated through and cheese is
  • melted. Yield: 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2 enchiladas (calculated without salsa) equals 479 calories, 24 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 120 mg cholesterol, 810 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 27 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.