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Creamy Seafood Enchiladas Recipe

Creamy Seafood Enchiladas Recipe

Shrimp and crab plus a flavorful sauce make these enchiladas outstanding. I made them for an annual fundraiser, and now they’re always in demand. Spice up the recipe to your taste by adding more green chilies and salsa. —Evelyn Gebhardt, Kasilof, Alaska
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) 4% cottage cheese
  • 1 pound small shrimp, cooked, peeled and deveined
  • 1 cup cooked or canned crabmeat, drained, flaked and cartilage removed
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tablespoon dried cilantro flakes
  • 12 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • Sliced jalapeno pepper, thinly sliced green onions and chopped cilantro leaves, optional
  • Additional salsa


  • 1. In a saucepan over low heat, melt butter; stir in flour until smooth. Gradually stir in broth and soup until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until slightly thickened. Remove from the heat. Stir in sour cream, salsa and salt; set aside.
  • 2. Place cottage cheese in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Transfer to a bowl; add the shrimp, crab, Monterey Jack cheese, chilies and cilantro.
  • 3. Spread 1-1/2 cups sauce in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Place about 1/3 cup seafood mixture down the center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down over sauce. Top with the remaining sauce. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until heated through. If desired, top with sliced jalapeno pepper, green onions and chopped cilantro. Serve with additional salsa. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 645 calories, 35g fat (17g saturated fat), 252mg cholesterol, 1812mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 42g protein.

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Caeleypeanutbutterlala User ID: 8900985 251855
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2016

"This was not very good. I felt the shrimp and crab taste was lost because of the sauce. I tried adding onion, parsley, and fresh cilantro to help the taste of these enchiladas. The cream of chicken soup is what really ruined it for me. It almost had a minty taste...which was not good."

jonipsjoy User ID: 2583342 218699
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2015

"It looked wonderful and I really enjoy seafood. But I was surprised to find it rather bland and afterwards, without over eating, it felt very heavy in my stomach. My husband felt the same. We were disappointed."

dancingfool User ID: 7427237 218438
Reviewed Jan. 20, 2015

"Delicious! My husband wants to put a few drops of Tabasco sauce in the filling mix next time to just add a little spice. I loved it just as it is!"

Aquarelle User ID: 985301 78918
Reviewed Apr. 28, 2013

"Really good! I substituted bay scallops for half of the shrimp, and used fresh cilantro because I find that the dried does not have much flavor. I served Mexican rice and refried beans alongside. Next time I will put more salsa into the sauce mixture, and might substitute roasted fresh jalapenos for the canned. This makes a lot. We're going to be having it for lunch for at least a couple of days."

grannygourmet User ID: 3148826 28150
Reviewed Jun. 14, 2012

"My family rates recipes from 1 to 5 but reserves a 5+ rating for those dishes they LOVE. This one got a 5+!"

Sprucetree18 User ID: 6006412 40428
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"<p>Delicious and easy. I have made this several times. I also make this without the seafood and with extra shredded cheese for my vegetarian son... Per another reviewer's suggestion, the last two times I have made this with ricotta rather than cottage cheese, which makes this dish even easier to prepare, no blender required... In future I think I will double the amount of sauce I make for this dish...</p>"

mtrocket User ID: 5551414 74306
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2010

"This was excellent. Made it while in Maine on a family vacation. I used Maine Crab & Maine Shrimp. I put cilantro in the sauce, but not in the filling. I also used ricotta cheese instead of cottage cheese... much creamier and smoother than blended cottage cheese. There were 8 of us, so I doubled the recipe, used burrito size tortillas and ended up with 14 enchiladas. Everyone loved it!!"

jmd0158 User ID: 1924486 32610
Reviewed Nov. 21, 2009

"This recipe was easy to make & wonderful. I used mock crab and shrimp. My husband loved this recipe."

tuscalooso User ID: 2401195 78910
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2009

"Very tasty recipe and simple to put together. Next time I might add green and red peppers along with a little bit of onion."

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