Crab and Avocado Enchiladas Recipe

Crab and Avocado Enchiladas Recipe

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How To Make Crab and Avocado Enchiladas

Serve up a healthy and filling plate of enchiladas for dinner tonight! It’s loaded with tasty crab and creamy avocado for a heartier meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 40 minutes



  • 3tbspbutter
  • 3tbspall-purpose flour
  • 2cupschicken stock
  • 4ozOld El Paso chopped green chiles,1 can
  • ½tspground cumin
  • 1cupplain Greek yogurt,or sour cream
  • 8Old El Paso burrito-sized flour tortillas
  • 18ozlump crab meat,3 cans, drained
  • 15ozGreat Northern beans,1 can, rinsed and drained
  • 3cupsPepper Jack cheese,shredded
  • 2medium avocados,peeled, pitted and diced
  • ½cupfresh cilantro leaves,chopped
  • ¼cupqueso fresco,crumbled, or cotija cheese, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Grease a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray, then set aside.

  3. Heat the butter in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat.

  4. Add the flour, then whisk to combine.

  5. Cook for 1 minute until lightly browned, stirring frequently.

  6. Add half of the chicken stock, then whisk until combined.

  7. Add the remaining chicken stock, green chiles, and cumin, then whisk until combined.

  8. Let the mixture continue heating for 2 to 3 minutes until it reaches a simmer and thickens slightly.

  9. Stir in the Greek yogurt, then whisk until combined. Remove from heat and set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Lay out a single tortilla on a flat work surface, then cover it evenly with a few spoonfuls of the white sauce.

  2. Layer about ⅛ of the crab, beans, cheese in a line down the middle of the tortilla, and about ⅛ of a single avocado.

  3. Roll up the tortilla, then place it in the baking dish.

  4. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, crab, beans and cheese.

  5. Once all of the enchiladas are in the pan, spread the remaining white sauce evenly on top of the enchiladas.

  6. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, uncovered, until the tortillas begin to brown around the edges and the casserole is cooked through.

  7. Remove the pan, then sprinkle with the remaining avocado and fresh cilantro.

  8. Serve warm, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 643.66kcal
  • Fat: 34.70g
  • Saturated Fat: 15.92g
  • Trans Fat: 0.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.93g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.03g
  • Carbohydrates: 47.03g
  • Fiber: 7.48g
  • Sugar: 5.60g
  • Protein: 37.88g
  • Cholesterol: 126.60mg
  • Sodium: 1353.44mg
  • Calcium: 594.93mg
  • Potassium: 828.84mg
  • Iron: 3.96mg
  • Vitamin A: 159.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 42.59mg
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