Sweet Potato Enchiladas

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A twist on the traditional, using sweet potatoes. Easy and filling and liked even by those that don't normally eat sweet potatoes. The flavor will surprise you! Garnish with sour cream and salsa if you like.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
50 mins
Additional Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
12 enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 5 sweet potatoes

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 4 green onions, chopped

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ cup vegetable oil for frying

  • 12 (7 inch) corn tortillas

  • 1 (19 ounce) can enchilada sauce

  • 1 (8 ounce) package shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Directions

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium heat, and boil the sweet potatoes until tender, about 30 minutes. Cool and peel the sweet potatoes.

  2. Place the sweet potatoes in a bowl, and mash them with the cream cheese, green onions, chili powder, cumin, oregano, salt, and pepper until well mixed.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C), and grease a 13x9 inch baking dish.

  4. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-low heat, and fry the tortillas, one at a time, for about 30 seconds per side. Remove the tortillas with tongs, and drain on paper towels.

  5. Place about 1/3 cup of sweet potato filling down the center of each tortilla, roll it up, and place filled tortillas seam side down in the prepared baking dish. Pour enchilada sauce over the tortillas, and sprinkle with Monterey Jack cheese.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 to 30 minutes, until the enchiladas are bubbling and the cheese is beginning to brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

640 Calories
30g Fat
76g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 640
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 30g 39%
Saturated Fat 16g 81%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 833mg 36%
Total Carbohydrate 76g 27%
Dietary Fiber 11g 39%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 39mg 195%
Calcium 456mg 35%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1022mg 22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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