Veggie Enchiladas with Spicy Sauce

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An easy, low calorie alternative to traditional enchiladas that incorporates seasonal vegetables and is finished with a homemade sauce.

gluten-free-icon.gif Gluten Free

 

Ingredients
Enchiladas

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 medium-large zucchini, sliced
  • 1 – 8 ounce package fresh baby bella mushrooms, washed and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 2 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 8 medium whole grain tortillas (choose gluten free for GF version)
  • 4 ounces (1 cup) part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • Cooking spray

 

Sauce

  • 2 Tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 – 8 ounce can no salt added tomato sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon garlic powder
  • 2 Tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 Tablespoons ground cumin
  • 1 Tablespoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 ½ cups no salt added chicken stock (choose gluten free for GF version)

 

Directions--Enchiladas

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Add zucchini and sauté for one minute. Add remaining vegetables and pepper and sauté until vegetables soften.
  3. Use a slotted spoon to scoop vegetables into tortillas. Add 2 Tablespoons of cheese and roll.
  4. Once all of the enchiladas are placed in the pan, spread remaining vegetable mixture and cheese on top.
  5. Place into sprayed 9x13” baking pan and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until cheese is bubbly.

Directions—Sauce

  1. Whisk corn starch into water in a small bowl until dissolved.
  2. In a medium saucepan on medium heat, add olive oil. Slowly whisk in corn starch mixture, stirring vigorously.
  3. Slowly add tomato sauce, and spices, stirring continuously until heated through.
  4. Add chicken stock and reduce heat, simmering uncovered for 6-8 minutes or until slightly thickened.
  5. Pour over enchiladas immediately before serving.

Serves 8

Nutrition Information
Per 1 enchilada
Calories: 257
Total Fat: 17 g
    Saturated Fat: 4 g
Sodium: 463 mg
Total Carbohydrate: 37 g
    Dietary Fiber: 8 g
Protein: 16 g