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Entomatadas Recipe

This entomatadas recipe is a fresh and light meal that is perfect for non meat eaters. It’s a super easy and delicious Mexican recipe that can be made in less than 30 minutes! Enfrijoladas are a similar dish that you should also try!

entomatadas garnished with cilantro and queso fresco on a white plate

What are entomatadas made of?

Entomatadas consist of corn tortillas, cheese and a homemade tomato sauce.

You can also use canned tomato sauce like I did in these chicken entomatadas.

What is the difference between entomatadas and enchiladas?

Entomatadas and enchiladas are very similar the only difference is that entomatadas are covered in a tomato sauce while enchiladas are covered in a chile sauce.

Here is another post that talks about the differences between enfrijoladas, entomatadas and enmoladas.

Looking for more meatless Mexican recipes? Try these:

How to make the sauce

Add six roma tomatoes to a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat.

Boil for about 10 minutes or until the skin starts to peel and tomatoes are softened.

six roma tomatoes in a pot covered with water

The sauce we are going to make is very simple. It consists of just tomatoes, garlic, onion and salt to taste.

I used a 1/4 of a small white onion and one garlic clove. You can change up these amounts depending on your tastes.

garlic and onion

Put the garlic and onion in a blender. Add the boiled tomatoes plus about 1/2 cup of the water used to boil them. Throw out the rest of the water.

Blend for about one minute. Pour the sauce into the empty pot that was used for boiling. Season with salt to taste.

tomato sauce

Now it is time to fry the tortillas. Heat up enough oil in a skillet over medium high heat.

Once the oil is very hot start frying the tortillas one at a time. Fry for about 5 seconds on each side.

Then transfer the tortillas to a paper towel lined sheet or plate to absorb the excess oil.

Draining the excess oil is important as this is a light dish and we don’t want all of that oil on the tortillas.

We are going to fill the entomatadas with queso fresco so go ahead and have it crumbled and ready to go.

crumbled queso fresco

Now it’s time to assemble the entomatadas. Submerge one tortilla into the tomato sauce then lay it on a plate.

tortilla dipped in tomato sauce

lay some of the crumbled cheese on one side of the tortilla.

assembling an entomatada

Then fold it and repeat these steps with the rest of the tortillas.

three entomatadas

Ladle more sauce over the entomatadas then garnish with diced onion, cilantro and more queso fresco!

entomatadas garnished with onion, cilantro and queso fresco

Entomatadas Recipe

Once you try these entomatadas you will be hooked on their simplicity and deliciousness!

It’s a really good recipe to keep in rotation for busy moms. Having a bunch of easy recipes I can refer to on hand really makes my life a whole lot easier.

While the entomatadas are amazing on their own you can make them a complete meal by serving them with some rice or beans.

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how to make entomatadas
entomatadas garnished with onion, cilantro and queso fresco
4.26 from 54 votes


Entomatadas are a tasty and light Mexican meal. It’s easy to make and is meatless!

Course lunch
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword entomatadas, entomatadas recipe, entomatadas with cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 297 kcal
Author Carissa


  • 6 roma tomatoes
  • 1/4 slice white onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 10 oz queso fresco crumbled
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • salt to taste


  1. Bring tomatoes to a boil in a pot over medium heat. Boil for 10 minutes or until skins are peeling and tomatoes have softened.

  2. Transfer tomatoes to a blender along with the onion and garlic and about 1/2 cup of the water used to boil the tomatoes. Blend for one minute. Throw out the rest of the water in the pot and pour in the now blended sauce. Season the sauce with salt to taste.

  3. Heat up enough oil for frying in a skillet over medium high heat. Fry the tortillas one at a time for about five seconds on each side. Transfer the tortillas to a paper towel lined sheet or plate to drain.

  4. Submerge one tortilla in the sauce and lay it on a plate. Fill one side with queso fresco and fold it over like a quesadilla. Then repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  5. Ladle some more sauce over the entomatadas and garnish them with onion, cilantro and queso fresco. Enjoy!

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 39mg13%
Sodium 453mg20%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 13g26%
Vitamin A 1075IU22%
Vitamin C 10.4mg13%
Calcium 370mg37%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Thursday 2nd of June 2022

you can also use a can of tomato sauce saves you time now days we can find tomato sauce with roasted garlic or basil garlic and oregano also I remember long years ago you could use this salsa from Herdez a Mex sauce and it taste so good not sure if is on all markets but it was use for enchiladas specially if you didn't want then spicy

Jessica Wilson

Monday 20th of December 2021

So good and so simple!!


Saturday 13th of November 2021

My grandkids loves them every time they come over they ask for them love them they are so easy to make i make them with rice an beans


Wednesday 5th of August 2020

I am so excited to try this! I have been searching for an “enchilada “ type sauce with no chili powder. We used to go to an authentic mexican restaurant that served these as an appetizer!! Thank you so much!! I will definitely be making these!!❤️


Tuesday 11th of August 2020

You're very welcome Michelle, I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

Mirna Cervantes

Thursday 18th of June 2020

Love eating it.

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