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Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

January 20, 2012

Thanks to Pinterest I found this great recipe in a couple minutes before I ran out the door last weekend.  Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas was a hit at our house!

Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas [from Perry's Plate]

Ingredients:

1 poblano chile, cut into matchsticks

2 red bell peppers, cut into matchsticks [we don't like peppers so I used two small zucchinis instead]

1/2 head of cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch chunks

1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)

1 medium onion, halved and slivered

1 cup corn kernels, fresh or frozen

3 T heat-safe oil like grapeseed or coconut [olive oil over here]

1 1/2 tsp ground cumin

2 garlic cloves, minced

salt and black pepper

1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro

2 cups homemade or store bought salsa/pico de gallo

2 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 2 big handfuls)

9-10 corn tortillas, halved (try making homemade tortillas!)

2 cups shredded cheese (I used a cheddar-Monterey Jack blend) [I may have used colby-jack, honestly can't remember]

sour cream and thinly sliced scallions (green onions) for garnish, if desired

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a large shallow roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet.

Place poblanos, red bell peppers, cauliflower, sweet potato, onion, and corn kernels onto cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle the cumin and minced garlic over top. Add a generous pinch or two of salt and black pepper, then use your hands to mix everything together. After everything is coated well, spread the vegetables evenly in the pan. Roast for 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and begin to brown in spots. Stir or shake the pan every 10 minutes for even roasting.  Remove pan from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.

Prepare an 8x8x2 or 9x9x2-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, stir the cilantro into the salsa. Spread 1/4 cup of salsa into the bottom of the baking pan. Add a layer of tortilla pieces, to completely cover the salsa. Top with 1/3 of the vegetables, a handful of spinach, and 1/3 of the cheese. Make a second layer of tortilla, salsa, vegetables, spinach, and cheese. Top with with a layer of tortillas, salsa, vegetables, and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.

Let it sit for 5 minutes and cut into squares. Serve with sour cream and a sprinkle of sliced scallions. [Skipped this in favor of more salsa.]

I had a lot of trouble fitting this into an 8×8 pan so if you have a 9×9 I’d recommend it!  I was mounding everything up and hoping it wouldn’t fall to the dark depths of the bottom of the oven.  This was a nice winter casserole type dish while still being light and mostly vegetables!  I am definitely making a double batch next time because I was disappointed when the leftovers ran out!

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 20, 2012 9:53 am

    This looks delicious. :)

  2. January 29, 2012 2:22 pm

    This looks and sounds delicious! I have a huge craving for roasted veg now! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend :-)

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