This easy Enchilada Sauce recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes, made of pantry staples, no cooking required, and tastes delicious!

If you’re a fan of Mexican cuisine, you know that enchilada sauce is a staple ingredient in many traditional dishes. Whether you’re making chicken enchiladas or even just adding a little kick to your morning scrambled eggs, enchilada sauce is a versatile and flavorful addition to any meal.

Easy Blender Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Ready in less than 5 minutes, this homemade enchilada sauce is gluten free and full of flavor! // addapinch.com

While you can certainly buy pre-made enchilada sauce at the grocery store, making your own at home is surprisingly easy and delicious. Plus, you can customize the flavors to your liking and adjust the spice level to your preference. Made of pantry staple ingredients, it is a quick and easy homemade enchilada sauce that you can make in just a few minutes.

How to Make The Best Blender Enchilada Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

Be sure to see the recipe card below for the full listing of ingredients, instructions, notes, and estimated nutritional information.

To make this recipe, you’ll need a few pantry staple ingredients.

  • Olive oil
  • Chicken stock or broth – for a vegetarian option, use vegetable broth
  • Crushed tomatoes
  • Spices: chili powder, dried oregano, cumin, onion powder, Stone House Seasoning
  • Optional ingredients: brown sugar or apple cider vinegar

Step-by-Step Instructions

Easy Blender Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Ready in less than 5 minutes, this homemade enchilada sauce is gluten free and full of flavor! // addapinch.com

Add all of the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth, about a minute.

Once it is blended, it is ready for immediate use or to store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.

Easy Blender Enchilada Sauce Recipe - Ready in less than 5 minutes, this homemade enchilada sauce is gluten free and full of flavor! // addapinch.com

Storage Tips

To make ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.

To freeze. Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, blend again to recombine if needed, and use as normal. Alternately, you can store it in smaller portions by pouring it into ice cube trays or muffin pans and freezing overnight, then transfer the frozen portions to an airtight, freezer-safe container to freeze for up to 3 months.

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Easy Enchilada Sauce

5 from 6 votes
This easy Enchilada Sauce recipe is ready in less than 5 minutes, made of pantry staples, no cooking required, and tastes delicious!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 cups

Equipment

Ingredients 

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 cup chicken stock or broth, or vegetable broth
  • 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon Stone House Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon packed brown sugar , or 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar (optional)

Instructions 

  • Add all of the ingredients to the blender and secure the lid. Blend until smooth, about 1 minute. 

Notes

For Vegetarian and Vegan Enchilada Sauce:

Use vegetable stock

For Sugar-Free, Paleo, and Whole 30:

To make it sugar-free, use 1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar and omit the brown sugar.

Make Ahead and Freezer Instructions

To make ahead. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week.
To freeze. Store in an airtight, freezer-safe container in the freezer for up to 3 months. To use, thaw in the refrigerator overnight, blend again to recombine if needed, and use as normal. Alternately, you can store it in smaller portions by pouring it into ice cube trays or muffin pans and freezing overnight, then transfer the frozen portions to an airtight, freezer-safe container to freeze for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition

Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 768mg | Potassium: 188mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1780IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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26 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This recipe is wonderful. Don’t need to buy canned or jarred enchilada sauce again! This recipe is a keeper!

  2. 5 stars
    So easy and love I make with my own ingredutabts rather than store bought. I skipped the sugar. As tomatoes a sweet enough for us.