Makeover Creamy Halibut Enchiladas

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min.


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
If your head is swimming with the idea of setting this savory main dish in front of your hungry bunch, but you'd like a lighter version, try this version of the dish.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin


  • 4 cups water
  • 2 pounds halibut, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 2/3 cup fat-free sour cream
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chiles
  • 1 can (4-1/4 ounces) chopped ripe olives, drained
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups fat-free half-and-half
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack or part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 1/3 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Carefully add fish; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes or until fish flakes easily with a fork; drain well. In a large bowl, combine the cream cheese, sour cream, onions, chiles, olives, jalapenos and cumin. Fold in fish.
  2. Place generous 1/2 cup down the center of each tortilla; roll up. Place enchiladas in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Combine flour and cream until smooth; pour over enchiladas.
  3. Cover and bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with cheeses. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2 minutes or until lightly browned. Serve with salsa.
Peppers (Hot)
Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 464 calories, 16g fat (6g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 948mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 39g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat, 1/2 fat-free milk.

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