Easy Cheesy Red Enchilada Sauce

Total Time
Prep 2 mins
Cook 40 mins

Here's an incredibly easy and really good homemade sauce. The recipe, found several years ago on a package of locally-made tortillas, makes enough to replace one 15-ounce can of mild red enchilada sauce.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Whisk together all ingredients except parmesan cheese in a saucepan; bring to boil, reduce heat and gently simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Remove from heat and whisk in parmesan cheese.
Most Helpful

5 5

Just what I was looking for! I bought a can of sauce for recipe that was a horrid flavor, and poured it out... then proceeded to make this one in it's place. Perfect for "enchilada-style" burritos. I'll add just a bit more chili powder next time. As is, is just a little mild for my tastes. Glad to find a recipe that uses things always in my cupboard!!

5 5

Great flavor in this sauce! Perfect for the enchiladas I was making! We will use this from now on, because it tastes so much better than the stuff in the can!

5 5

Lovely, comforting sauce. We paired it to your enchiladas and were very satisfied. Thanks for a great recipe. Will be making again!! I got about 11/2 cups in the end though...