A Quick 5-Minute Enchilada Sauce Recipe, using basic pantry ingredients and a blender. With no cooking required, this sauce comes together in five minutes flat!  Video!

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

Here’s a simple recipe for EASY homemade 5 Minute Enchilada Sauce that requires no cooking, no chopping and can be made in five minutes flat using a blender! Full of flavor, this tasty healthy Enchilada Sauce is silky smooth and perfect for baked enchilada’s, smothered burritos, or Enchilada Pie. 

Keep it mild for younger palates, or feel free to spice it up. Your call.

 Enchilada Sauce Video

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

How to make EASY Enchilada Sauce!

  1. Place ingredients in blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. it’s done!

Why this EASY Enchilada Sauce Works

This untraditional Enchilada Sauce is made in reverse, blended then cooked.

It can cook in the oven with your enchiladas- and it comes in very handy when short on time.

It’s also very similar in flavor to Trader Joe’s bottled Enchilada Sauce. What I love about it is that it’s made with ingredients I almost always have on hand, often saving me from the dreaded last-minute trip to the grocery store.

If you like smoky flavor, feel free to add chipotle powder or canned chipotle.

During the summer months, I like to use fresh tomatoes, and during the colder months, diced canned tomatoes or tomato puree work well too.

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

Of course, you can cook the Enchilada Sauce after you blend it- just simmer gently, covered in a pot for 10-15 minutes.

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

This can be made ahead and refrigerated or even frozen.

Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

A fast and easy recipe for Enchilada Sauce, not lacking in flavor!

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Quick Homemade Enchilada Sauce - a simple blender recipe using simply pantry ingredients with no cooking required! This flavorful sauce comes together in five minutes flat! #enchiladasauce #enchilada #blendersauce #sauce #mexicansauce #enchiladarecipe

5 Minute Enchilada Sauce


Description

A quick and easy enchilada sauce that requires no cooking! Can be made in 5 minutes using a blender.


Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Taste, add more chipotle to desired heat level.
  4. If serving over enchiladas, the sauce will cook as it bakes with enchiladas.
  5. Or feel free to simmer gently on the stovetop, covered for 10-15 minutes.

Notes

The sauce will keep 4 days in the fridge or can be frozen.

 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 47
  • Sugar: 1.2 g
  • Sodium: 377.6 mg
  • Fat: 3.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.7 g
  • Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 0.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Chef and author of the whole-foods recipe blog, Feasting at Home, Sylvia Fountaine is a former restaurant owner and caterer turned full-time food blogger. She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest and shares seasonal, healthy recipes along with tips and tricks from her home kitchen.

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  1. I know how to make an enchilada sauce with dried chili’s but it takes time. And labor. I didn’t have the time or energy for that tonight so I looked for something easier and found your recipe. It’s fabulous and will remain in my repertoire from here on. Thank you for sharing.

  2. It is now impossible to buy enchilada sauce here in the UK, and I was starting to get withdrawl symptoms… 🙁
    I’ve tried a few recipes for homemade enchilada sauce but this one is by far the easiest and tastiest. Will be using this from now on.
    Many thanks!!

  3. Fresh raw salsa, and I thought that I was alone in making such stuff. HA! Joke’s on me. Feel free to add and subtract ingredients at will. Sometimes I add citrus zest. Tomatillos work very well. Have fun.

  4. I didn’t have any enchilada sauce in my pantry
    Make this in blender quick
    Doubled recipe
    I just didn’t use all the vinegar. I will only make my own sauce now. Thank you

  5. This sauce is so good and SO easy! I used it in the enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash recipe and made chilaquiles for breakfast with the leftover sauce. Will make anytime I need a quick red enchilada sauce.

  6. Amazing sauce. I used it for the enchilada recipe and wished there was more. Next time I’ll double the recipe. I’ve made some extra now to have with eggs, tofu, and whatever else I like.

  7. Super quick and delicious!!!! Used with Sylvia’s Vegetarian enchilada casserole. Sooo good!

  8. Delicious! First time making it and so glad I did. I will be adding this to my regular rotation!

  9. This sounds weird, but I added ~1 T of peanut butter to the recipe. It adds a nice creamy texture, and just a nice rounding out of things, but you would never know there was peanut butter in the mix. I had an unusual enchilada filing of roasted butternut squash with leftover cooked burger, onion, garlic, carrot, baby portobello mushrooms and a few other leftovers in the fridge: a bit of refried black beans and a little hummus. It was wonderful! Enchiladas are prefect answer to leftovers!

    1. Great- yes easy to make it the spice level you prefer and I’m glad you took liberties here!

  10. This was the simplest recipe I could find. The flavor is absolutely fine (the chipotle and vinegar I would not have thought of but it really makes it). I looked it up because I had a hankering for enchilada pie and had everything but enchilada sauce. I will probably just use this from now on rather than buying sauce. The lack of cooking it separately, clinches this as the fastest sauce around.

  11. Delicioso! I added half a roasted red pepper I had in the fridge (just because I had it) and it was so, so good. Whenever I’m looking for a good tasting veggie meal, or need inspiration, I come to here. Thank you!!

  12. Needed a quick and easy enchilada sauce recipe that used the diced tomatoes I had on hand. This is so good, I’m eating it with a spoon before I can even assemble the enchiladas. Total win!!

  13. I have made it and my employer love it and would like to keep the recipe yummy😋,Yaiy!thanks so much

  14. I have made this several times now and LOVE it. So easily made with staple pantry ingredients. Simply delicious! Perfect!

  15. So good and so easy! I used a can of tomato sauce instead. After making it realized that using tomato sauce meant I could skip the blender (and blender clean up). Next time I make it I’ll use tomato sauce again and just shake up all the ingredients in a jar.

  16. I was craving some enchiladas after seeing someone eating them on TV. I didn’t have enchilada sauce but had some canned diced tomatoes so I googled and didn’t expect much from such a simple recipe thrown in the blender for a few minutes but I’m surprised! This recipe is a keeper-better than canned enchilada sauce!