Thursday, March 24, 2011

Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas

I forgot to take the picture before we started eating but this is what the finished dish looked like

This is what the filling looks like.

Cheesy Zucchini Enchiladas

Servings: 4  Serving Size: 1 large enchilada • Old Points: 5 pts • Points+: 7 pts 
Calories: 258.7 • Fat: 13.5 g  Protein: 22 g  Carb: 30.2 g  Fiber: 16.9 g   

Enchilada sauce:

  • 1 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp chipotle chilis in adobo sauce (optional for more heat)
  • 1 cups tomato sauce
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle chili powder (to taste)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup fat free vegetable broth
  • kosher salt and fresh pepper to taste


  • cooking spray
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 medium scallions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 medium zucchinis, grated
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups grated reduced fat mexican blend cheese
  • Large Low Carb tortillas
  • chopped scallions (optional)
  • chopped cilantro (optional)

For the enchilada sauce: in a medium saucepan, spray oil and sauté garlic. Addchipotle chile, chili powder, cumin, broth, tomato sauce, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5-10 minutes. Set aside until ready to use.

Spray a baking dish with nonstick spray. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a medium nonstick skillet, sauté garlic and scallions in olive oil over medium heat for about 3 minutes; add zucchini, salt and pepper to taste and cook about 4-5 minutes.  

Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup cheese; mix well.

Divide zucchini between in each tortilla, roll and place seam side down in baking dish. 

Top with enchilada sauce (you might not use all) and remaining cheese and bake until hot and the cheese is melted, about 20 minutes.

Serve with chopped cilantro, scallions, and reduced fat sour cream if you wish. Enjoy!!


  1. Mmmmm...those look yummy! I love mexican food, I'll be trying this one. Would it be good with cooked spinach in it?

  2. I think it'd be really good with spinach. The filling doesn't have a strong flavor but the sauce makes up for it. If you're feeding it to your kids, you might want to omit the chipotle peppers. They give the sauce a great flavor but have a bit of heat.