Prepare time: 20 min
Cook: 30 min
Ready in: 50 min

A lot of people around the world likes this dish. If you like spinach and Mexican food, you will definitely love these easy vegetarian spinach enchiladas made with fresh ricotta cheese and spinach. I enjoyed this recipe when I last made one, only changed a few things to make it a little healthier and offcourse lower fat. I used red onion in place of the green ones and sauteed them in olive oil instead of butter.


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach , thawed, drained and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 10 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Add garlic and onion; cook for a few minutes until fragrant, but not brown.
  4. Stir in spinach, and cook for about 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat, and mix in ricotta cheese, sour cream, and 1 cup of Monterey Jack cheese.
  5. In a skillet over medium heat, warm tortillas one at a time until flexible, about 15 seconds. Spoon about 1/4 cup of the spinach mixture onto the center of each tortilla.
  6. Roll up, and place seam side down in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
  7. Pour enchilada sauce over the top, and sprinkle with the remaining cup of Monterey Jack.
  8. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until sauce is bubbling and cheese is lightly browned at the edges.