Gluten Free Green Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Published on Jul 21, 2017

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Serves: 3 cups
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Are you tired of sacrificing taste for a gluten-free diet? Today, we’re sharing our easy recipe for Gluten-Free Green Enchilada Sauce without sacrificing flavor, and the sauce is made entirely from scratch.

green enchilada sauce in a bowl with fresh jalapeno peppers on the side

Whether you are sensitive to gluten or want to try something new and fresh, this flavorful sauce will elevate your gluten free meals to the next level.

And the best part, the recipe is made with simple ingredients that you probably already have in your gluten-free pantry. 

fresh poblano pepper

best peppers for green enchilada sauce

Many different types of peppers can be used to make gluten free green enchilada sauce, but some are better than others.

Here are the best choices:

Poblano peppers: Poblano peppers are healthy and have a mild heat and a deep, rich flavor that is perfect for enchilada sauce.

Anaheim peppers: Anaheim peppers are similar to poblano peppers in terms of heat and flavor, making them another great choice for green enchilada sauce.

Jalapeño peppers: Jalapeño peppers pack a bit more heat than poblano and Anaheim peppers, adding a spicy touch of flavor to the sauce.

Serrano peppers: Serrano peppers are the hottest type of pepper typically used in green enchilada sauce. If you like your sauce spicy, then serrano peppers are the way to go.

green enchilada sauce in a glass jar

How to use green enchilada sauce?

Green enchilada sauce is a staple in many Mexican and Tex-Mex dishes. It’s easy to make and can be used in various recipes. Use it as a topping for enchiladas, in chicken dishes or over vegetables. It’s also great as a chip dipping sauce or a base for other Mexican-inspired dishes.

One of our favorite recipes you can use fresh green enchilada sauce in is the Rotisserie Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Is enchilada sauce Mexican?

Yes, enchilada sauce is typically considered Mexican. It is a popular ingredient used in Mexican cuisine and generally has a red or green chili pepper base.

storing and freezing

Freshly made green enchilada sauce can be stored in the fridge for up to two weeks.

To extend the shelf life, freeze the sauce in a closed container for up to 3 months. 

When reheating, bring the sauce back to a simmer before serving.

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