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Cheesy Crab Enchiladas

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.
  • Makes
    8 enchiladas

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 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

  • In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, dressing mix and 3 tablespoons milk until smooth. Set aside 3/4 cup for topping.
  • 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.
  • Spoon about 2/3 cup down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Combine the remaining milk and reserved cream cheese mixture until blended; pour over tortillas.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 991 calories, 58g fat (31g saturated fat), 258mg cholesterol, 2421mg sodium, 63g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 55g protein.

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  • laura70
    Jul 8, 2013

    A little too ranchy for me.

  • ruthwendy
    Oct 21, 2012

    Everyone loves this recipe. We have also substituted the fiesta ranch mix and added chopped langostino lobster or shrimp.

  • AlabamaStoneThrower
    Oct 3, 2011

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  • manpabrown
    Oct 11, 2009

    This is an all time family fav! we also have made with immitation crab and it is good.

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    Jul 9, 2007

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    Nov 25, 2005

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