This recipe is a staple in our house. I’ve tried other vegetables but have found the spinach to be the best. Story loves it so much she conveniently forgets that she doesn’t “do cheese” anymore when this is placed before her.
1/2 cup sliced green onions
1 pkg (10-12 oz) frozen spinach
1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese
1/2 cup low-fat sour cream
2 cups mozzarella cheese, divided
1 can (10 oz) enchilada sauce
1 pkg (10 count) flour tortillas, soft-taco size
1. Heat oven to 375 degrees.
2. Cook spinach according to directions on the package.
3. In a medium bowl, combine the spinach, onions, ricotta, sour cream, and 1 cup of mozzarella.
4. Put a spoonful of mixture onto a tortilla and fold.
5. Place tortillas seam-down into a lightly greased casserole dish. Continue until the mixture is gone.
6. Cover the tortillas with enchilada sauce and sprinkle on the remaining mozzarella cheese.
7. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes, until cheese is melted and enchilada sauce is bubbling.
Spaghetti sauce and Alfredo sauce typically yield two very different dishes. When combined, however, they are nothing short of fabulous. So fabulous that my anti-anything-green daughter did not even balk at the delicious spinach mixed into this dish. Perhaps I should try adding more of that next time…
Aside from the awesome ability to hide spinach, this dish was great for leftovers. Being a family of three we had dinner for about two additional nights (and some lunches for me!). This cheesy dish does well reheated and doesn’t loose it’s flavor. Can you believe? No complaining from the kids? Yes, we will keep this around for quite awhile.
This dish will take approximately 30 minutes. Perfect for a weeknight, and you’re probably looking at leftovers for the next day.
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