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Corn and Cheese Stuffed Crepes with Tomatillo Salsa

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Mexican Made Easy. That is the name of the show on Food Network that I am now obsessed with. I don’t necessarily like all her recipes but I like the idea behind them and the ingredients she uses. She makes me think out of the box when it comes to Mexican ingredients and I like that! Are you pressed for time? No need to worry. With this Corn and Cheese Stuffed Crepe recipe you can wow your family and leave them with an unforgettable memory of the best dish they have ever had.

Today I hope to inspire you to use vegetables that you may have on hand along with your favorite cheese to make an incredible light and delicious meal the whole family will love. I like to call these crepes the “light” version of an enchilada. Homemade or store-bought crepes are filled with a light but delicious corn and cheese sauce including hints of caramelized onions and a tomatillo sauce that will certainly WOW any palette. It is cheap and easy and so versatile. By all means switch out the corn for another favorite veggie and play around with different sauces for the topping.

There is no need to be intimidated by making crepes. I actually made my own this go around but I can promise you that is not always the case. Store-bought crepes are just as good and twice as easy as homemade. Still props must be given to the homemade kind that just melt in your mouth and leave you breathless! You can always add meat to the dish but why mess with perfection- right? The sweet and slightly crisp corn is perfect with the creamy cheesy sauce and tomatillo flavor. The crepes hold up very well against the filling and this meal is so delicate and light that by all means have your favorite dessert afterwards- perhaps my Smore’s Brownie or Chocolate Espresso Cookies🙂 wink, wink!

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Corn and Cheese Stuffed Crepes with Tomatillo Sauce

Ingredients: Adapted from Mexican Made Easy

Homemade Crepes: ( or can buy the store-bought kind- no worries- your choice)

  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons melted unsalted butter, slightly cooled
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Filling:

1 cup heavy cream

4 ounces of monterrey jack cheese

8 ounces of mozzarella cheese

1 tsp salt and pepper each

2 cloves of garlic, minced

1 onion, sliced

3 TBSP butter

3 shallots, minced

1 1/2 cups of tomatillo salsa (use my recipe by clicking on the link)

1/2 tsp red pepper flakes

1 1/2 cups fresh corn

Directions:

For the Crepes: Combine all ingredients together and beat til smooth with a whisk. Mixture should be runny. Let batter sit in the refrigerator, covered, for at least 30 minutes. Heat a large nonstick skillet or crepe pan over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add about 1/2 teaspoon of butter, and follow with 1/3 cup of batter. Swirl the pan to encourage the batter to coat the entire surface of the pan. Cook 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until the crepe has set and browned slightly on the bottom side. Flip the crepe carefully and cook another 30 seconds or so. Repeat with the remaining batter, adding a small amount of butter to grease the pan after every few crepes, and place finished crepes on a plate.

For the Filling: Melt the butter in a medium sauce pan over medium to high heat. Saute the onions and shallots in the butter until tender, approx 5-7 minutes. Add in the heavy cream and bring to a boil, reduce and add in the cheese. Stir until the cheese has melted and the sauce has thickened coating the back of your spoon. Mix in the corn and seasonings and 1/2 cup of the tomatillo salsa.

Stuff each crepe with a large heaping spoonful of the corn and cheese filling and adding in another spoonful of cheese on top before rolling. Carefully roll the crepe and repeat with remaining crepes. You can now decide to keep them warm in the oven at 200 or serve them immediately.

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62 Comments

  1. Shawn

    I love that show too! Your food is making me hungry as I already sit here eating 🙂

    07 . Sep . 2011
  2. Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking

    Oh your salsa looks awesome! I really want to try it soon!! I really like crepes and tried to make them years ago and they didn’t turn out to well and I just hadn’t tried again. After seeing this post I definitely want to give them another try!!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  3. Candace

    That is one of the shows that I miss seeing from Food Network. This is the second crepe recipe that I’ve seen this morning. Since I haven’t ever seen the ready made crepes anywhere…..where do you find them???…..I’m definitely going to have to try my hand at making them or sweet talk my hubby into it. I actually like that idea better. These look absolutely delicious. I love the corn and cheese filling and nothing pairs better with corn than the spicy tang of tomatillo salsa. Yum!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  4. Greg

    I love your tomatillo salsa recipe. Haven’t seen the show, don’t have good cable. But I love this recipe.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  5. Kelli

    You know we are huge Mexican foodies! This is a hands down different approach in our Mexican recipes and we are always in for a change. Thanks for sharing this amazing dish. The pictures you took makes me want to sample it right off your page! Great job!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  6. Barbara @ Barbara Bakes

    A great use for summer corn. We love sweet crepes but I need to make some savory ones soon.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  7. Erica

    I never thought to use a crepe like this- what a good idea!! Adding it to my to make list

    07 . Sep . 2011
  8. The Slow Roasted Italian

    These look delicious and I love your little pot!

    07 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      thanks! I got it at target- believe it or not!

      28 . Sep . 2011
  9. Valerie

    I can’t express how much I want to eat this right now!! I love the flavors.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  10. Silver Strands

    Wonderful! Glad for this dinner idea – in fact, I think you’ve planned my dinner for me 🙂

    07 . Sep . 2011
  11. Tina (PinayInTexas)

    Beautiful crepes! Love the filling, and I must say that your Tomatillo Salsa sounds awesome!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  12. Karen (Back Road Journal)

    That does sound light and good. I like her show also…great inspiration for when you want something a little different.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  13. Helene

    I don’t make salsa as often as I would like to. That salsa looks so yummy. Great meal.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  14. Jane

    And I am on the road with no printer!
    Will come back to this one.
    Did I tell you the Corn and Shrimp Boil with all that salt was DELICIOUS!!!!!
    With your special seasonings you suggested as I couldn’t get the crab boil in my area. THANK YOU!
    This looks like another one I will definitely try.

    07 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      So glad you liked the shrimp boil and if you like that then you will love these crepes

      28 . Sep . 2011
  15. mary

    this look fabulous! i cannot wait to try it!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  16. Kelly

    I was just admiring tomatillos at the produce store yesterday – this recipe is wonderful!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  17. Rachel @ the Avid Appetite

    These look so fantastic! I’ve never made crepes or tomatillo salsa. I always love your out of the box ideas…that look easy!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  18. Alexis @ There She Goes

    yes!!! thank you for posting this it looks amaaazzzing! perfect rainy day food, like tonight!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  19. Caroline

    I don’t watch the show that often either, but do like the idea behind her simple recipes. Especially these stuffed crepes…can you say yum? They look delicious! I’m a sucker for Mexican food. I would gladly eat it every day. 🙂

    07 . Sep . 2011
  20. Three-Cookies

    Looks delicious, I need to try some Mexican recipes

    07 . Sep . 2011
  21. Kathleen

    Oh wow these look delicious. I haven’t seen this show yet. Can’t wait to check it out!!! Bookmarking this baby!!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  22. Eva

    My mom always added soda water instead of milk to her crepes, she said it made them lighter; I do the same because it cuts down some calories! These look delicious. I’m not sure that I’ve ever seen fresh tomatillos in Toronto before. I am going to have to hunt them down.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  23. sportsglutton

    Oh…nothing about this sound like a bad idea to me. Great recipe and just in time, as I have a ton of tomatillos in the garden!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  24. Nami | Just One Cookbook

    Looks delicious! Corn and cheese makes it very kids friendly and we’ll enjoy this for lunch for sure! I don’t have many repertoire for Mexican dish, so I appreciate this like this!

    07 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      this would be a wonderful start to a mexican inspired meal. Light and delicious and room for chips and dip:)

      28 . Sep . 2011
  25. Chinadoll

    This is a good recipe, I LOVE corn and who doesn’t love Cheese? hahaha! Hugs♥

    07 . Sep . 2011
  26. Nicole-Lyn

    Yum!! Sounds amazing!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  27. Shilpa Sharma

    I absolutely love crepes … can have them anytime of the day…love the filling you have used in yours…never tried this – so, when I am making crepes next, I’ll remember to make this filling – very interesting and sounds pretty yum too..Mexican cuisine has so much to offer….I have a such a long ‘to-make’ list and this recipe has just been added on…I love mexican food…

    07 . Sep . 2011
  28. Veronica's Kitchen

    I only know about nacho and taco in Mexican food until I meet you. It seems that Australian likes to put beans in all Mexican food so there is not much differences between burito, fajita and enchilada. Your enchilada is now my favourite and love to learn more Mexican food from you. Cheers!

    07 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Beans would be good in this too- maybe like white beans sauteed in garlic and butter first? Yum- now you got me thinking

      28 . Sep . 2011
  29. Stacey

    Looks insanely delicious. So light but yet filling. I have tried making my own crepes before and not Sindhis but im going to do your version this time

    07 . Sep . 2011
  30. Jihane @SinfulSundays

    Those crepes look crazy good. I love the sauce that is oozing out of he crepes,yum! Also, your little red pot is A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! I need it! 🙂

    07 . Sep . 2011
  31. anthony stemke

    I am so happy to see crepes making a comeback, I remember my first crepes years ago, for crepes suzette, a wonderful dessert.
    Your Mexican recipe is very appealing.

    07 . Sep . 2011
  32. yummychunklet

    I love savory crepes. These look delicious!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  33. vianney/sweet life

    glad you tried these they have been on my to-do list. they look awesome!!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  34. Alli

    Uggg why are you always so awesome? I DVR that show and I get ideas but, never make them. This looks great but, I seriously suck at making crepes. My dad is the best so, I will have to enlist his help. I want one of these like …NOW!

    07 . Sep . 2011
  35. Mandy - The Complete Cook Book

    Meal times are always such a treat in your home! Fantastic idea – never had a tomatillo salsa before, let alone with crepes. Must rectify ASAP.
    Have a happy day.
    🙂 Mandy

    08 . Sep . 2011
  36. GARLUTTI

    Hello from SPAIN VIGO … again after a very long vacation, visiting your blog posts and recipes .. I have seen precious ….. visit my blog …. I put the pan to see if you like TE SIGO and invite you to share my recipes and blog .. hugs and kisses Marimi

    08 . Sep . 2011
  37. Dzoli

    What a greta idea..both of them:)

    08 . Sep . 2011
  38. Allison @ Alli n Son

    I was just thinking that we need to have a weekly Mexican night and I’ve been looking for an excuse to make crepes. Are you reading my mind? This is so going on my menu plan for next week.

    08 . Sep . 2011
  39. Kristy

    I was just thinking last night that I really should try and make crepes one of these days. I’ve only ever eaten them at restaurants. Love the filling for these crepes too – garlic, shallots, cheese and more cheese! Yum!

    08 . Sep . 2011
  40. Linda

    Mmmmm so cheesy delicious! Love your combinations of flavor and texture. I always have crepes on hand in the freezer so this will be a really quick weeknight dinner!

    08 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      You can put them in the freezer? now that is something new to me but since i love them so much I will definitely have to try that

      28 . Sep . 2011
  41. Mary

    These look SO amazing. I’ve seen that show and love it too. Your pictures are really great 🙂
    Mary

    08 . Sep . 2011
  42. Gopika

    Wow.. these look so yummy and creamy.. Love it 🙂

    08 . Sep . 2011
  43. Michelle @ Find Your Balance

    Yum! I haven’t made crepes in awhile, but I do seem to remember wishing I had a nonstick pan…

    08 . Sep . 2011
  44. Torrie @ a place to share...

    Yes. I agree… I’m intrigued by her show as well. I haven’t watched many, but always think to myself that I need to watch her more. She shares so many of the tips and ingredients that my grandma uses and has taught me.

    08 . Sep . 2011
  45. sara@domesticallychallenged

    Yep, you totally inspired me. Unfortunately, for me? The path from inspiration to action is usually quite long. Like years.
    Oh! I am *thinking* of making a quiche!

    08 . Sep . 2011
  46. Tracy Wood

    Man! Those look beautiful! Tomatillos are a great little veggie (fruit???) aren’t they?

    08 . Sep . 2011
  47. rosita vargas

    I love the combination of flavors and textures, very tasty, HUGS.

    08 . Sep . 2011
  48. daphne

    That looks AWESOMELICIOUS. Crepes that are stuffed with gorgeous melted cheese and homemade salsa- how much more smarter can you get Jessica? Couldn’t you invite me over for dinner? Lovely job!

    08 . Sep . 2011
  49. kankana

    I LOVE crepes and this is just making me drool. The creamy cheese with that tangy tomatilla salsa .. yummy !

    08 . Sep . 2011
  50. Reem | Simply Reem

    Oh this looks lovely!!! Your salsa is creaming deliciousness.
    I love the show too, i find her approach to mexican food very fresh and easy…
    I love the crepes here, they look perfect and delicate…
    Awesome job Jessica.

    08 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Exactly fresh and easy is what I would call her show too!

      16 . Sep . 2011
  51. daphne

    oh yum! look at the feast you cooked up! Your lucky family. And what good looking crepes?!?!!!? you are on a roll!

    10 . Sep . 2011
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  53. Mary Elizabeth

    Oh why do you do this to me. I can;t find crepes and don’t know how or don’t want to make them- so now what? LOL! Ok, i guess i will give them a try

    13 . Sep . 2011
    • Kitchen Belleicious

      Oh Mary elizabeth you are awesome in the kitchen. I know you could make your own. I swear it’s not as hard as it seems. Pinky promise but email me if you have any questions:)

      16 . Sep . 2011
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