Go Back
+ servings
Enchilada Sauce
Print Recipe
5 from 3 votes

Easy Enchilada Sauce Recipe

This easy oil free enchilada sauce recipe is packed full of rich tomato flavor and spices and can be made in less than 10 minutes.  Once you make this homemade red enchilada sauce, you will never go back to store-bought sauce again!
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time7 mins
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: enchilada sauce
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 57kcal
Author: Maggie


  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose gluten free flour
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 6-ounce can tomato paste
  • 2 cups vegetable broth or water*
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt to taste


  • Add all ingredients to a blender container and blend until smooth, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the contents of the blender to a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil and then reduce the heat to a simmer. Simmer for 2-4 minutes until it starts to thicken and desired consistency is reached. It will continue thicken the longer you cook it. Season with salt and more spices to taste. Enjoy!


*If you're using water you will likely need to add more spices and salt to amp up the flavor.  Taste and adjust accordingly.
Make Ahead: You can make this up to a week ahead of time and store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.  Or, freeze for up to two months.  The sauce will thicken the longer it sits, so thin it out with a little vegetable broth or water as necessary.


Calories: 57kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 613IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg