This is the best keto enchilada sauce. Absolutely flavour packed and so versatile.
Keto enchiladas in a baking pan.

This homemade enchilada sauce is so easy. Gather the ingredients, mix and it is ready in less than 5 minutes.

Recipes That Use Enchilada SauceKeto Chicken Enchiladas / Mexican Shredded Chicken

Why You Will Love This Recipe

Low carb – This seasoning has 1g net carbs per serve.

No fillers or preservatives – no nasties. The sauce can frozen and used in easy keto meal prepping.

Gluten-free – this is a gluten free enchilada sauce recipe. This makes it perfect for coeliac too.

Everyday ingredients – Made with everyday ingredients found in most herb and spice cupboards, and easily sourced from the supermarket.

Quick and easy – just mix it and use it as needed.

The Ingredients

This low carb enchilada sauce recipe makes the best enchiladas! See below for all the ingredients needed to make it. In the recipe card at the bottom, you will find substitutions so you can make keto friendly enchiladas how you like them.

Keto Enchilada Sauce ingredients on a white tiled background.

Tomatoes – use fresh tomatoes that will char and blister to add flavour. In a pinch you can use tinned tomatoes or tomato paste thinned out with extra stock. Skip the charring step and cook to reduce the excess liquid from canned tomatoes.

Taco Seasoning – use our homemade seasoning for tacos or use store-bought seasoning if you prefer.

Chipotles in adobo or guajillo chili – both of these chillies add a nice smokiness to the sauce without too much heat. Add as much or as little chilli as you like.

Keto Enchilada Sauce on a low carb tostada on a black cast iron pan.

How to Make Keto Enchilada Sauce

Step 1. Heat a griddle plate over very high heat. Brush tomatoes with oil and cook them, turning only once to blacken and char them slightly. Once charred, transfer to a blender. Add remaining ingredients; blend until smooth.

Step 2. The sauce is heated when added to protein for making enchiladas. You can however reduce before storing it in a saucepan over medium heat.

Chicken enchilada mixture on a white plate with salad.

Hot Tips and FAQs

Is canned enchilada sauce keto?

Check the nutritional information of the brands. Most have sugar and additives.

Can I freeze enchilada sauce?

You sure can. I pour mine into large silicone ice cube moulds and freeze. Then store in a ziplock bag.

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Keto Enchilada Sauce on a low carb tostada on a black cast iron pan.

Keto Enchilada Sauce

This is the best keto enchilada sauce. Absolutely flavour packed and so versatile.
5 from 119 votes!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Course: Sauce
Cuisine: Australian Keto, Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 27kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 12 serves
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Ingredients 

  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) avocado oil or butter
  • 400 g (2.68 cups) fresh tomatoes cut in half, see notes
  • 1/2 cup (0.5 cup) vegetable stock or chicken stock
  • 2-3 teaspoons (2 teaspoons) Taco Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) chipotles in adobo or 2 gaujillo chillies made into powder

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Heat a griddle plate over very high heat. Brush tomatoes with oil and cook them, turning only once to blacken and char them slightly. Once charred, transfer to blender. Add remaining ingredients; blend until smooth.
  • Store until needed or if serving as a warm sauce heat what you need over medium heat until thick and delicious

THERMAL METHOD

  • Heat a griddle plate over very high heat. Brush tomatoes with oil and cook them, turning only once to blacken and char them slightly.Once charred, transfer to the mixer.
  • Add the remaining ingredients to the mixer; mix 20 sec/speed 7.

Notes

INGREDIENTS
I use avocado oil as it is an oil suited to high temperatures.
You can use canned tomatoes if preferred, but they will not char, so skip the frying step.
For even more flavour, the tomatoes can be charred and flame-roasted. Do this over an open flame directly on your gas cooktop or on a grill/barbecue or smoker.
Our taco seasoning recipe or any store-bought Mexican seasoning can be used. If you have neither on hand just add 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and a pinch of cayenne or chilli powder to your personal taste.
Adjust the amount of spice according to your taste and tolerance for chilli. You can also add more chilli powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, and onion powder to suit your preference.
Guajillo chillies are used often in Mexican sauces. They impart a beautiful smokey flavour and richness to the sauce. They are not particularly spicy, but more fruity and smokey.
STORAGE
This recipe is suitable to make in double or triple batches and keep frozen. Divide into a silicone ice cube tray and then store in a ziplock bag once frozen.
HOW TO USE KETO ENCHILADA SAUCE
Suitable for many Mexican dishes, pasta sauce, add to soups, use as a sauce on burgers or wraps, or a casserole or slow cooked meal.
WHERE TO SOURCE INGREDIENTS
All ingredients are available from the supermarket without any additives present in them.
SERVING SIZES
This recipe yields approximately 2 cups. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
SERVING SIZE BY WEIGHT
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 12. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. They are for 3 tablespoosn using the ingredients listed. So this can be halved, quartered or whatever depending on the dish the seasoning is added to. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 27kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 56mg | Potassium: 81mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 314IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.1mg | Magnesium: 4mg | Net Carbs: 1g
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20 responses to “Keto Enchilada Sauce”

  1. Nina

    5 stars
    Superb! Whole family loves it ❤️ Using it for Chicken enchiladas. Grandkids are calling it “Mexican pasta”, 😃😅

  2. Nina

    5 stars
    Superb! Whole family loves it ❤️ Grandkids are calling it “Mexican pasta”, 😃😅

  3. Tina

    5 stars
    This keto enchilada recipe is so delicious! Love how easy it is to make!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      So happy you enjoyed it Tina

  4. Helen

    5 stars
    Super easy to put together. I’ll never use the canned stuff again.

  5. Helen

    5 stars
    So delicious! You’ll never use canned again!

  6. Karen

    5 stars
    This was super delicious and so easy to make! I have been on the hung for a keto enchilada sauce for a while and this was exactly what i was craving. Great recipe with well balanced flavor – a MUST try! I will definitely make again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you enjoyed it and will use the recipe again and again

  7. Tina

    5 stars
    What a yummy enchilada sauce! Perfect for meal prep too.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It sure is

  8. Emily

    5 stars
    This was so delicious on the enchiladas I made for dinner tonight! I still can’t believe how easy it was to make this sauce, I can’t wait to try it on burgers next! Thank you for the recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Emily

  9. Amy Liu Dong

    5 stars
    This is so easy I can now make my own enchilada sauce at home. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome Amy.

  10. Lynda H

    5 stars
    What an easy sauce to make 😍
    I’m now excited for dinner tonight !!!

  11. Where do you buy the chillies from in Australia I tried to use the where to buy the ingredients but it didn’t work

    1. Megan

      Gourmet ingredients stores, shops that stock Herbies, and/or Mexican suppliers. Try places like Grandmas Pantry, http://www.chillimojo.com, Essential Ingredient or Spice Wagon

      1. 5 stars
        Thanks I found some in weigh n pay in Perth. I can’t wait to make the sauce. Feeling happy!

  12. Sharon M

    5 stars
    I just made this sauce and it is delicious. I had to substitute smoked paprika and a small amount of dried chillies because I didn’t have the Guajillo dried chillies. I could eat this by the spoonful. 😋 Megan how long would this keep in the fridge?

  13. Megan

    5 stars
    This is the kind of enchilada sauce that you will pour on everything.

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