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    Cottage Cheese Enchiladas (Vegetarian)

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hrs

    25 mins

    35 mins

    Cookgirl's Note:

    I combined my love for cottage cheese and cheese, basing this easy recipe on several cottage cheese enchilada recipes found on the web. (The big difference in this particular case being that I cut out several unnecessary ingredients.) The first time I prepared these enchiladas was for the sole purpose of using up an excess amount of cheese in the frig: cottage cheese, cheddar and mizithra. So, don't worry if you don't have mizithra on hand. Top with the enchilada sauce used in my great-grandmother's recipe: Molly's Cheese Enchiladas or any good tomatillo salsa and garnish, if you wish, with a dollop of: Guacamole Muy Facil or sour cream!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    enchila ...

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      In a mixing bowl combine the cottage cheese, cheddar cheese, mizithra, onion and black pepper.
    2. 2
      Heat the enchilada sauce up in a large shallow pan.
    3. 3
      In a 9"x13" casserole dish, spread 1/4 cup of the enchilada sauce.
    4. 4
      Soften the corn tortillas by lightly steaming or quickly micro-steaming just until softened.
    5. 5
      Dredge each warmed tortilla lightly in the sauce.
    6. 6
      Fill each tortilla with about 1/4 cup of the cottage cheese mixture. Roll up and place seam side down in the casserole dish. Repeat.
    7. 7
      Pour the remaining sauce on top of the enchiladas. Cover with foil.
    8. 8
      Bake for about 35 minutes or until bubbly and heated through.
    9. 9
      Remove from oven and garnish with fresh chives and serve with lime wedges.
    10. 10
      Prep time does not include preparing the enchilada sauce.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 17, 2011

      55

      We used a colby jack cheese and also added olives to the mixture. My family loved this dish and I love that it is low calorie. Next time we're going to double it so we have leftovers. I will also try it exactly as written. I love cotija cheese but didn't have that on had when we made this.

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    • on June 01, 2009

      55

      I made half the recipe and didn't think I would like it so much. Instead of mizithra cheese, I used low-fat mozzarella. I used red enchilada sauce that I made last week. I served it with chopped green onion, fresh chives and fat-free sour cream. Delish! I'll do it again but will add sauteed mushrooms. Thanks Cookgirl :) Made for the Saucy Senoritas of ZWT5

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    Nutritional Facts for Cottage Cheese Enchiladas (Vegetarian)

    Serving Size: 1 (1600 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 177.1
     
    Calories from Fat 71
    40%
    Total Fat 7.9 g
    12%
    Saturated Fat 4.2 g
    21%
    Cholesterol 24.2 mg
    8%
    Sodium 608.3 mg
    25%
    Total Carbohydrate 16.2 g
    5%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 4.3 g
    17%
    Protein 10.7 g
    21%

    The following items or measurements are not included:

    mizithra cheese

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