I have ten days left until my due date. I am feeling great and really have no complaints. Ok, maybe a little back pain and a few too many trips to the bathroom, but really nothing major. The nursery is ready and my bag is packed, so we are just waiting for our little guy. I recently made a few meals to put in the freezer for when the baby comes. I am sure we will both be exhausted and not in the mood to cook once our little pea is here. One of my favorite freezer meals that I’ve made are these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas.
I’ve been on a roasted vegetable kick lately. I’ve made a few roasted veggie salads and now these enchiladas. For this recipe, I used red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, and onion. I also mixed in black beans for protein and jalapeño, cilantro, and spices for flavor.
I love stacked enchiladas because you don’t have to worry about the tortillas tearing. They are so easy to make. You just layer the enchilada sauce, corn tortillas, vegetable/bean mixture, and cheese. Each layer is loaded with cheesy vegetable goodness.
I top the enchiladas off with cheese and cover the pan with aluminum foil. Bake for 20 minutes and then remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and the enchiladas are bubbling.
If you want to serve the enchiladas right away, let them sit for about 10 minutes and then cut into squares and serve. If you want to freeze the enchiladas, let them cool completely and then put them into a tupperware to freeze. I like to break them up into individual servings so we don’t have to eat the entire pan at once. Heat the enchiladas up in the microwave and you have a delicious meal in minutes. I also like to make Cilantro Lime Rice to serve with these enchiladas.
I am excited for our baby to come and I am also excited to get these Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas out of the freezer. Josh keeps asking if we can have the enchiladas for dinner, but I keep saying no. We have to wait for when the baby is here. Hopefully soon:)
Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas
- 1 large red pepper chopped, seeds removed
- 1 medium zucchini chopped
- 1 medium yellow squash chopped
- 1 large onion chopped
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 can black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 1 jalapeño minced
- 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2 cups red enchilada sauce
- 9-10 small corn tortillas
- 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, and onion on a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and toss until vegetables are coated. Season with salt and pepper. Roast vegetables for 30-40 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables from oven and let cool to room temperature. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
Grease an 8x8 square baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine roasted vegetables, black beans, cumin, chili powder, garlic, jalapeño, and cilantro. Stir and season with salt and pepper.
Spread 1/4 cup of enchilada sauce into the bottom of the baking pan. Add a layer of tortillas, to completely cover the bottom of the pan. You might have to cut the tortillas to make them fit. Top with 1/3 of the vegetable/bean mixture and 1/3 of the cheese. Make a second layer of tortilla, enchilada sauce, vegetables/beans, and cheese. Top with with a layer of tortillas, enchilada sauce, vegetables/beans, and cheese. Spray a sheet of aluminum foil with cooking spray and cover the pan.
Bake enchiladas for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake for another 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and the enchiladas are bubbling. Remove enchiladas from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Cut into squares and serve warm.
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