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5 from 2 votes

Chipotle Enchilada Sauce

Making enchilada sauce from scratch is healthy, DELICIOUS, cheap, and easy. This chipotle version is spicy, smoky, and full of flavor. It can be made in bulk, frozen, and used in multiple meals!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4 cups
Calories: 106
Author: Elizabeth Lindemann



  • To make the sauce:
  • Saute onion in olive oil until tender in a medium or large pot.
  • Add garlic, saute for about one minute (or until fragrant)
  • Add remaining ingredients and simmer for approximately 20 minutes
  • Use an immersion blender or regular blender to blend until smooth. If too thick, add 1/4 cup water.


  • To freeze, store in an airtight container or mason jar for up to 6 months.
  • The provided nutrition information does not include any added sodium from seasoning to taste, any optional ingredients, and it does not take brands into account. Feel free to calculate it yourself using this calculator or by adding the recipe to Yummly.


Serving: 1/4 cup | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.4g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 5.9g | Saturated Fat: 0.8g | Sodium: 315mg | Fiber: 4.7g | Sugar: 7.2g