Chicken enchiladas with a creamy cottage cheese sauce.
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

Attention, cottage cheese lovers! If you’re anything like us, you’re always on the lookout for those recipes that hit the sweet spot between healthy and delicious. Enter: Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas. This recipe is a total game-changer. It combines the beloved flavors of classic enchiladas with the creamy goodness of cottage cheese, adding some extra protein and knocking it out of the park.

Cottage Cheese: The Secret Ingredient

Cottage cheese in enchiladas? You bet! Cottage cheese not only lightens up the dish but also adds a delightful creaminess that you might not expect. It’s high in protein and low in fat, making it a perfect companion to shredded chicken. Plus, it has a mild flavor that blends right in with the other spices and ingredients.

Nutritional Benefits of Cottage Cheese

We all know that cottage cheese is good for us, but do we really know why? It’s packed with essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin B12, and riboflavin. Not to mention, it’s an excellent source of protein, which is crucial for muscle repair and overall health. Including cottage cheese in your enchiladas not only enhances the flavor but also boosts the nutritional value, making this dish a win-win for both taste and health.

Chicken enchiladas with a creamy cottage cheese sauce.

Quick and Easy Weeknight Meal

One of the best things about these Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas is how easy they are to make. They come together quickly, making them an ideal option for those busy weeknights when you need to get dinner on the table fast.

Minimal Prep and Cleanup

We’re all about recipes that are big on flavor but don’t leave you with a mountain of dishes. These enchiladas are exactly that. You can use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken to save time, and the filling just uses one pot. Pop them in the oven, and you’ve got yourself a delicious, no-fuss dinner.

Flavorful and Satisfying

From the first bite to the last, these enchiladas are a one-way trip to flavortown. The creamy cottage cheese sauce and cheesy chicken filling are a match made in heaven. Each bite is a delicious combination of creamy, savory, and slightly spicy goodness that’s bound to land itself in your weekly dinner meal plan.

Balancing Flavors and Textures

What’s the secret to making these enchiladas truly irresistible? It’s allllllll about the sauce, baby. The cottage cheese makes a rich, creamy sauce that works so well in this dish. You’re still getting that slight tang like a sour cream-based sauce, but with less calories and more protein. Also worth noting, the melty cheese on top is a lovely added touch.

Chicken enchiladas with a creamy cottage cheese sauce.

Make It Your Own

One of the great things about this recipe is how customizable it is. You can easily tweak the ingredients to suit your taste or dietary preferences. Want to add some veggies? Go for it! Bell peppers, corn, or spinach would be fantastic additions. Feeling like beef instead of chicken? That works, too. Prefer a bit more heat? Add some diced jalapeños or a sprinkle of chili powder to the filling. The possibilities are endless, and you can make this dish truly your own.

Great for Leftovers

Another fantastic thing about these enchiladas is that they make great leftovers. They reheat beautifully, so you can enjoy them for lunch or dinner the next day. Just pop them in the microwave or oven until heated through, and you’ve got a quick and delicious meal ready to go. They also freeze well, making them a perfect option for meal prep.

Try These Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

So there you have it – Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas that are sure to become a staple in your meal rotation. They’re easy to make, packed with flavor, and a healthier take on a classic favorite. Give them a try and see for yourself just how delicious cottage cheese can be in enchiladas. Leave us a comment to let us know what you think!

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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

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This recipe for cottage cheese chicken enchiladas is loaded with protein and smothered in an easy, creamy sauce.

  • Author: cottagecheeserecipes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Category: Main Dish



  1. Pick the meat from the rotisserie chicken until you have around 1 pound of meat. Add to a large bowl and combine with 2 cups of cheese.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º and prepare a 9×13 baking dish. Pick the meat from the rotisserie chicken until you have around 1 pound of meat. Add to a large bowl and mix in 2 cups of cheese.
  3. Heat a large skillet on medium. Melt better. Stir in flour and whisk until it’s combined. Continue stirring for about 2 minutes.
  4. Slowly add the broth, continuing to whisk. Add blended cottage cheese and keep stirring. Lastly, add 1 cup of cheese and stir until it’s all melted.
  5. Scoop about 1/3 cup of the chicken and cheese mixture into each tortilla. Then roll then closed and place them in the baking dish. Pour the sauce over top and sprinkle on remaining cup of cheese.
  6. Bake 30 minutes until the cheese is melted and starting to turn golden brown.
  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool. Serve and enjoy!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 427
  • Protein: 26 g

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  1. cottage cheese proves to be a winner, yet again. I loved how easy these were and, of course, how tasty!

  2. If you had a star rating, I’d give this recipe 5-stars!! This is a real lifesaver for our family. We LOVE enchiladas and using cottage cheese along with the chicken is pure genius. We had the enchiladas light night and the grandsons loved them. We did too.

  3. A great compilation of recipes. A good way to get some extra protein in a meal and there is a recipe or two here for everyone!

  4. These enchiladas turned out great and I reached my protein goal for the day… Win! Win! Thanks for the great recipe.

  5. Delicious! I love how simple the ingredients were to make this chicken enchilada. It was creamy, flavorful, and a hit for dinner. Thank you!

  6. Who knew cottage cheese could taste so good! I loved this tasty enchiladas and how rich the flavors were. You’d never know it was made with cottage cheese.

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