Thursday, January 21, 2010

Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

These enchiladas are delicious. I probably make them every other week because we like them so much. Make them as spicy or as mild as you like. I usually use mild taco seasoning and medium enchilada sauce. I also use low fat cottage cheese and sour cream. They still taste great.

  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (boiled, shredded)
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 can chopped green chili peppers (7 oz)
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pinch of ground black pepper
  • 12 tortillas (6 inch)
  • 1 can enchilada sauce (10 0z)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese

1. Meat Mixture: heat oil in skillet over medium/high heat. Add chicken, onion, green chili peppers. Saute until brown. Then add taco seasoning and prepare as packet instructions direct.

2. Cheese Mixture: in large bowl, combine sour cream and cottage cheese. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Preheat oven to 350 F

4. Assemble: heat tortillas until warm. In each tortilla, spoon meat mixture, cheese mixture, and a bit of shredded cheese. Roll tortillas and place in lightly greased 9x13 inch casserole dish. Top with enchilada sauce and any remaining meat or cheese mixture.

5. Bake for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted and bubbly.

Margarita Spaghetti

This is one of our favorite recipes. If you like spaghetti, you will love this. It makes a lot of food, so I generally half the recipe. Two of us can't eat a pound of spaghetti. Give it a try and let me know what you think.

  • 1 lb spaghetti
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1/4 cup Romano cheese
  • Fresh basil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs butter
  • 10 Roma tomatoes (finely chopped)

1. cook spaghetti
2. In sauce pan, mix and let simmer olive oil, butter, garlic salt, Roma tomatoes, salt, pepper,
3. Chop basil
4. Cut up mozzarella
5. Gate Romano cheese
6. In large bowl, combine spaghetti, sauce, basil and cheese