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Cheese Enchiladas for 100
Sheenin Lobs
01/14/16
How much shredded cheese do I need for 100 enchiladas I feel that I am getting ripped off from the caterer we have been using for many years. I started researching and came to this website and it has given me light to know that for instance it shows for 100 guest with beans its 7-81/2 pounds and my last party they said they needed 50 pounds of rice.... So please help me with the amount...
Sheenin Lobs
01/14/16
How much shredded cheese do I need for 100 enchiladas I feel that I am getting ripped off from the caterer we have been using for many years. I started researching and came to this website and it has given me light to know that for instance it shows for 100 guest with beans its 7-81/2 pounds and my last party they said they needed 50 pounds of rice.... So please help me with the amount...
ellen
01/14/16
8 pounds of dry rice is about 30 pounds of cooked rice, give or take 5- it depends on how long grain the rice is.

Normal serving of enchiladas in this area is 3 per person, around 5-6 ounces of cheese (1 pound per 3 people).

Realize that food cost is just 1/4 to 1/3 of total catering fee. Besides the licensing and insurance they carry, there is staff pay, cost of all the pans and equipment, etc. If you have been satisfied with their work in the pasty, be slow to misjudge them.

Rhonda Martin
08/13/16
Looking at about how much I need of each ingredient for cheese enchiladas. Making samples (approx. 2 bites per sample) and planning on about 100 enchiladas. Your cheese info helped immensely. About how many ounces of sauce? Making about 100 enchiladas.

Thanks in advance!

ellen
08/13/16
A gallon is plenty for 50.
Ruby R
05/14/17
Which goes further when cooked white rice or brown rice?
ellen
05/15/17
Both make about the same volume, but people take a little less brown.
Roberta
01/01/18
How much cheese do I need for 300 enchiladas??
ellen
01/02/18
A pound makes 4 cups shredded. A cup makes 8, 6" enchiladas with light cheese- you can use up to 3 cups for very heavy cheese. So you will use about 10 pounds for light, up to 30 for very heavy.
Judy F
10/04/19
How many pounds of cheese do I need to prepare cheese enchiladas for 200?
ellen
10/05/19
One pound makes 32 very lightly cheesed enchiladas or about a dozen absolutely cheese stuffed. 2 stuffed or 3 light per person is a usual serving. For mid range, expect 1 pound cheese per 8 people's worth of enchiladas, and don't forget the rice, beans, and sour cream.

You can get excellent help on side amounts per 100 from the taco/potato bar page:

www.ellenskitchen.com/bigpots/plan/potabar1.html

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Juanita Martinez
10/11/19
200 cheese Enchiladas
Can cheese Enchiladas be cooked in roasting pan
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