Shrimp Enchilada Recipe

shrimp enchilada recipe

Shrimp Enchilada Recipe

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Dinner Shrimp Enchilada
By Easilycook Serves: 4
Prep Time: 30 Cooking Time: 40 Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins

These shrimp enchiladas are probably up there in my top 4 favorite shrimp recipes. They are cheesy, flavorful, and totally different from the usual enchilada.


  • For the filling
  • 1 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1jalapeño, seeds removed and minced
  • 1 lb. shrimp, shells removed, deveined, and chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • For the cream sauce
  • 4 tbsp. butter
  • 4 tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 c. milk
  • 1/2 c. sour cream
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can green chilis
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • Assembly and garnish
  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded Monterey Jack, divided
  • Freshly chopped cilantro, for garnish



Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat olive oil. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Add onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño and cook until softened, 7 minutes. Add shrimp and season with salt and pepper. Cook until shrimp is pink and cooked through, 5 minutes.


In a medium saucepan, over medium heat, melt butter then whisk in flour and cook until fragrant, 1 minute. Whisk in sour milk and sour cream until no lumps remain. Add green chilis, cumin, and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until thickened slightly, 5 minutes.


Assemble enchiladas: Spread a thin layer of sauce into a 9”-x-13” baking pan. Spoon about ⅓ cup shrimp mixture into the middle of a tortilla then sprinkle with cheese. Roll tortilla and place seam side down in baking dish. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Pour sauce over enchiladas then top with remaining cheese. Bake until cheese is melted and sauce is bubbly, 30 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve with pico de gallo.


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