The pros: Trader Joe's Cheese Enchiladas are in the freezer section and is better than other major brands of enchiladas but..
The cons: Just average, nothing special, stick with your local Mexican restaurant for the real thing.
The verdict: While this is the better of the enchilada sections available at Trader Joe's they are in no way great like many of their other freezer selections. If you want good enchiladas stick with your local Mexican establishment, or as of February of 2017 they have now added enchiladas to the refrigerated section.
From the microwave, these were passable. The tortilla did not hold up well and the sauce was ok. If you are watching your caloric intake then eating this tray will amount to nearly 600 calories. And for me, the taste did not add up to something that delicious.
You can see my thoughts here: Trader Joe’s Cheese Enchiladas Rojo Review and Trader Joe’s Chicken Enchiladas Verde Review. Both of those are $6.49 for four as opposed to $1.99 for two. Here is what you get for $1.99 in the freezer section:
Here is the quick visual rundown of this product before I give my final thoughts on this.
The bag in the freezer:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Between the frozen chicken or cheese enchiladas, the cheese was better hands down. But don't misinterpret that. It was decent, but I haven't bought this item since the time these pictures were taken. That should speak volumes.
However, the best enchiladas you can make are the ones at home. If you buy the enchilada sauce, then it will run laps around this. If you have neither the time nor the desire, then check the refrigerated aisle for the enchiladas rojo or verde.
Want to see other items I've tried at Trader Joe's? Click on Thoughts & Reviews of Trader Joe’s for a searchable list.
Thanks for reviewing this item. I've been curious about it for awhile.
It was a bit of a bummer. I wasn't crazy about it. At least it was inexpensive, unlike the lobster which was straight up disappointing.
Oh man, sorry to hear the lobster was bad. I really appreciate your reviews. Please keep them coming.
Pam Thompson says
I guess I'm different. I absolutely love the cheese enchiladas . I also like the jar sauce and make my own enchiladas for a large crowd. All my guest like them too.
Hey Pam! I love the jarred enchilada sauce too. I just haven't gotten around to writing up the review yet. Anyways, thanks so much for stopping by and sharing your thoughts!
I have lived in a Mexican area for years and have eaten many a delicious enchilada. For some reason, I absolutely love TJ's cheese enchiladas... I put a dollop of Oaxaqueña Sour Cream on top w/some green onions and maybe a little jalapeña salsa and it's the absolute best. I also love TJ's enchilada sauce and make my own enchiladas with no-grain tortillas... So yummy! You can use a vegan cheese as well and equally yummy. // As for lobster... couldn't find one decent "frozen" one, anywhere, this year.
Hey Charmie! You add ons (and your own enchiladas) sounds phenomenal! Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by and share!