Nutrients per serving

  • Calories  69
  • Protein  1 g
  • Carbohydrates  5 g
  • Fat  5 g
  • Cholesterol  0 mg
  • Sodium  105 mg
  • Potassium  153 mg
  • Phosphorus  15 mg
  • Calcium  22 mg
  • Fiber  0.3 g

Renal and renal diabetic food choices

  • 1 vegetable, medium potassium
  • 1 fat

Carbohydrate choices


Helpful hints

  • Prepare sauce 2 to 3 days ahead and refrigerate. Use for a quick enchilada meal later in the week.
  • When eating a dish prepared with this sauce, count as a replacement for 1 vegetable to keep potassium in balance if you are following a low-potassium diet.
  • Regular canned enchilada sauces contain 150 to 400 mg sodium per 1/4 cup.

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Enchilada Sauce
MissMimi says:

For your Enchilada Sauce, you list, low sodium canned tomatoes, then later, say you, ADD 1/4 teasp. SALT.....??? We do not use salt, never, and I only buy, no salt canned tomatoes. Dietitian comment: The salt is optional if you do not want to use it. For a person new to a low sodium diet a small amount of salt can make the recipe more palatable.

Apr. 19, 2018, 1:40 AM
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Can I use fresh tomatoes, instead of canned? Dietitian comment: Yes you can start with 14 ounces fresh tomato and see how it turns out. You may need to adjust the amount.

Oct. 02, 2016, 12:25 AM
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angelicie says:

when i boiled my chicken with half onion, 2 tbsp. minced garlic i threw in seedless jalapeno once tender i took the jalapeno added to sauce with 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp minced garlic with the other ingredients for the sauce, it was not spicy at all but had more flavor.

Jul. 20, 2016, 5:53 PM
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suepers says:

This is a good enchilada sauce, if you add cumin as suggested. I added about a teaspoon and used my stick blender to to make the sauce a smooth consistency. Went well with the chicken enchiladas!

Jan. 29, 2015, 8:18 AM
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SaraO says:

I probably would have rated the recipe as written lower than this. We modified the recipe based on other reviewer comments, our preferences, and what my diet would allow. Our version was slightly higher in potassium. We used a huge glove of garlic instead of garlic powder. We omitted the salt. We used 2 scant teaspoons of chili powder and added 1 teaspoon of cumin. We could probably increase the chili powder and cumin more.

Oct. 02, 2014, 4:59 PM
Enchilada Sauce

This one really missed the mark for us. Something was definitely missing, so I looked up other enchilada sauce recipes and they all call for cumin. I will add some next time. Also, the enchiladas were very dry.

Nov. 25, 2013, 3:51 PM
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jllamas says:

i'm new to kidney disease my mom just started dialysis and i've been searching to find a good cook book that will help me make better choices for her. Can anyone help. I thought tomatoes were a no no

Jun. 20, 2012, 12:17 PM
Enchilada Sauce

Im confused I thought tomatoes were not allowed on the menu Moderator comment: It's all about balance and portion size. If your potassium is well controlled you can include small amounts of tomato and tomato products on a low potassium diet.1/4 cup of this sauce is equal to having one serving of vegetables so you would count this as one of the vegetable choices in your meal plan.

May. 20, 2012, 4:45 PM
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cocochloe says:

Bore no resemblance to any enchilada sauce I've ever had. All I could taste were tomatoes. Did not make enough to adequately cover the chicken enchiladas. Would not recommend.

Feb. 20, 2012, 8:46 AM
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reno says:

hi I cant have any Red sauce or tomatoes what Can I use instead ? Moderator comment: Check out the Sauces and Seasoning recipes on You could make a white sauce with the White Gravy recipe or try Chimichurri Sauce or one of the Salsa recipes as a replacement for the red sauce.

Oct. 30, 2011, 7:37 AM
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kfarrowatl says:

Used tomatillos instead of tomatoes. Rich and flavorful sauce. Moderator comment: tomatillos are a bit higher in potassium but still acceptable. This substitution will add about 40 mg potassium per 1/4 cup serving.

Oct. 22, 2011, 4:14 PM
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areu1too says:

good, fast, and easy!

Aug. 19, 2011, 8:57 AM

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