Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe contains cheese and some of those who are lactose intolerant may be able to tolerate it.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is NOT safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Cooking is one of the oldest arts and one which has rendered us the most important service in civic life."
-Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Gastronome

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Corn tortillas are great for enchiladas. Look carefully at the package and you’ll find that most are low in fat and sodium. They’re high in fiber and full of great corn flavor. These enchiladas make a great weeknight meal and take only about 30 minutes to put together.

Chili Powder

Chili powder is not simply dried chilies but usually has other spices blended in. These can include oregano, garlic, coriander, cumin, onion powder allspice and cloves.


Shrimp Enchiladas

Servings = 4 | Serving size =3 enchiladas

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

Leftovers are good. Reheat gently.

Serve with Jalapeno Mashed Potatoes or Dirty Rice or Refried Black Beans

1 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup dried pumpkin seeds
1 small onion (diced)
1 red bell pepper (seeded and diced)
1 lb shrimp (peeled, deveined and coarsely chopped)
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp chili powder
1/2 cup water
12 6-inch corn tortillas
4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese (grated)

Preheat oven to broil.

Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the pumpkin seeds and cook for about 2 minutes stirring frequently.

Add the onion and red bell pepper. Cook for about 2 minutes. Add the shrimp, salt, cumin, paprika, chili powder and water.

Cook, stirring or tossing frequently, for about 8 – 10 minutes.

Place the shrimp filling inside the 12 tortillas, folding each tortilla in half as you do and placing them on plates (3 to a plate). Sprinkle the cheese over the enchiladas (1 ounce for each plate) and place under the boiler for about 1 minute until the cheese is melted. Serve.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 3 enchiladas

Servings = 4


Amount Per Serving

Calories 453 Calories from Fat 135
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 15g 24%
    Saturated Fat 6g 28%
    Monounsaturated Fat 5g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 188mg 63%
Sodium 510mg 21%
Total Carbohydrates 42g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 7g 27%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 38g  
Vitamin A 32% Vitamin C 78%
Calcium 34% Iron 31%
Vitamin K 8 mcg Potassium 593 mg
Magnesium 158 mg