Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Hi.

Have we met before?

I mean, you feel like you kinda sorta know me, right?

So you understand that the fact that I just ordered this cookbook that features pretty much nothing but vegetables is kind of odd for me, yeah?

I mean, it’s a book. About those things that grow in the ground. That often taste like adult-food. Adult food…bleh.

Well, let me tell you what, I saw these Roasted Veggie Enchiladas over at Miss Natalie’s blog (who, by the way, I have a teensy crush on) and my whole world was flipped upside down.

Vegetables. That  I wanted to eat.

These enchiladas were so simple and just seriously out of this world delicious.

The true test was my family though. They like corn (which, I know – it’s a grain, not a veggie – let me pretend, kay?) and 2 of them like green beans, 2 like broccoli, and 1 likes peas as long as they are hidden in mashed potatoes. Oh and one kid likes cooked carrots, but not raw, and the other likes raw but not cooked. My husband? He’ll suffer through most veggies if the kids are watching, but he glares at me the whole time.

Getting veggies in my kids and husband is difficult.

Anyway, these enchiladas were going to ROCK THEIR WORLD. I was so sure of it. My son loved them. My daughter picked out the acceptable bits (which mostly consisted of the whole grain tortillas, corn, and cheese) and my husband took three bites and asked me to grill him a PB&J.

I honestly could not believe they didn’t love these. They were so flavorful, so life changingly good that I just don’t understand how they could not love them. Roasting vegetables just completely changes them from something that your mom begs you to eat to something that you’d be happy to have for dessert, in my opinion.

I hope you’ll ignore my dumb picky family and give these a try yourself. If they were good enough to make me order an entire cookbook about roasted veggies, then, dang it, they weren’t just good…they were amazing.

Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1 poblano chile, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 orange bell pepper, cut into matchsticks
  • 1 small head of cauliflower, cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 baking potato, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch chunks (I used a handful of tiny new potatoes and left them whole with the skin on.)
  • 1 medium onion, halved and slivered (I omitted this because of my picky eaters)
  • 1 cup corn kernels (I used 1 15 ounce can)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 cups fresh or store bough salsa (I may try enchilada sauce next time)
  • 2 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 2 big handfuls - I omitted this)
  • 9 -10 corn tortillas, torn into pieces (I used multi-grain flour tortillas)
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (I used half cheddar, half monterey jack)
  • sour cream and scallions for garnishing, if desired

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and lightly oil a large rimmed cookie sheet.
  2. Place poblano, bell peppers, cauliflower, sweet potato, potatoes, onion, and corn on the cookie sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and sprinkle the cumin, garlic, and salt and pepper on top. Toss to coat. Spread the vegetables out in the pan in a single layer.
  3. Roast for 30 minutes or until the vegetables are tender and beginning to brown. Stir or shake the pan every 10 minutes for even roasting. Remove the pan from the oven and reduce heat to 350 degrees. Good luck not eating the roasted vegetables right from the pan at this point.
  4. Prepare an 8x8x2 or 9x9x2 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  5. In a small bowl, stir the cilantro into the salsa. Spread 1/4 cup of the salsa on the bottom of the baking dish. Add a layer of torn tortilla pieces, then a layer of vegetables, a layer of spinach, and top with a layer of cheese. Repeat the layers two times, ending with the cheese.
  6. Cover with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
  7. Let sit for 5 minutes and then cut into squares. Serve with sour cream and scallions, if desired.
http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/2011/04/22/roasted-vegetable-enchiladas-3/

recipe from Perry’s Plate

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29 Responses to “Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas”

  1. brandi April 22, 2011 @ 9:20 am (#
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    these look (and sound) delicious!

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  2. ERIKA April 22, 2011 @ 9:29 am (#
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    This looks fantastic!

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  3. Natalie @ Perrys' Plate April 22, 2011 @ 10:01 am (#
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    A crush, huh? That explains why you were so anxious to come give me a kiss. lol. :) Thanks for the shout out and good luck with that book!

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  4. natalie (the sweets life) April 22, 2011 @ 10:17 am (#
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    I made these as well and thankfully the hubs isn’t picky…though I was the one who really REALLY loved them! I couldn’t get enough of these–my new favorite meal! Your pics of them are gorgeous :)

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  5. what katie's baking April 22, 2011 @ 10:32 am (#
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    lol your silly, silly family.
    you can make these for me! i’ll eat them!!
    they look suppperr good!

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  6. Joanne April 22, 2011 @ 10:37 am (#
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    Feeding your family sounds like feeding my family. My dad is always eating around every vegetable other than potatoes. And my brother refuses to even look at whatever bowl of veggies I put in front of him.

    I could probably get them to like these though!

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  7. sheila @ Elements April 22, 2011 @ 1:08 pm (#
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    Yummmmm!!! Looks wonderful! And it’s healthy too!! It might be a way for me to like sweet potatoes. I’m very picky about sweet potatoes and would like to eat more of them. I like them if they’re cut into fries and baked. I love sweet potato fries, and sweet potato bread is wonderful. Now I think I found another way I’ll like them! Thanks! :)

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  8. Dishes of Mrs. Fish April 23, 2011 @ 6:07 am (#
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    These sound great and look delicious! I love the idea of using roasted veggies.

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  9. grace April 26, 2011 @ 12:13 am (#
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    well, that settles it–your husband and i would get along famously and be good buds. why? because i’d get to eat his share of things like this. :)

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  10. Michelle April 27, 2011 @ 5:10 pm (#
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    I just put this recipe in the oven. It smells so good!! I can’t wait for dinner tonight!!

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  11. Tamra April 28, 2011 @ 6:55 pm (#
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    Hi! I found you over at CM, and wanted you to know that I just tried this recipe tonight and it was fabulous! Thanks, and I’ll be checking back!

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  12. CherylK May 23, 2011 @ 10:38 am (#
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    I could eat roasted vegetables for every meal….love ‘em! The variety in this recipe is amazing and I can hardly wait to try it! I love that it’s a casserole, too….perfect!

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  13. Ashley B May 28, 2011 @ 10:37 am (#
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    RE: the kids not liking vegetables – have you heard of Jessica Seinfeld’s Deceptively Delicious? It involves pureeing vegetables and sneaking them into like-colored foods to trick the little ones. I’ve slipped some stuff into foods I know my 2 1/2-year-old will eat, THEN once he declares, ‘MMM, I YUB it!” I tell him the name of it, including the vegetable. Once he’s unknowingly eaten XYZ vegetable a few times (and we talk about it each time, so he’s familiar with the name and he thinks he likes them)….then we can just eat it normally without a fight. I’ve also minced vegetables really small and slipped them into casseroles so he can’t really pick them out, but usually doesn’t notice them anyway.

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  14. Kathryn June 22, 2011 @ 11:52 am (#
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    I think anything covered in melted cheese is pretty much heaven (even if it’s secretly loaded with veggies!) This recipe sounds incredible and I can’t wait to try it!

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  15. Bonnie June 23, 2011 @ 10:47 am (#
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    I absolutely love Andrea Chesman’s “Roasted Vegetable” and “Vegetarian Grill.” Her dishes are always wonderful and full of flavor. I have not tried this particular one, but you can bet I will now!

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  16. Tara January 30, 2012 @ 10:14 pm (#
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    Yummy! I had a hard time fitting it all in an 8x8x2 baking dish though.

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  17. Faith March 8, 2012 @ 8:22 am (#
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    I added sliced carrots to the roasted vegetable mix (and increased the amount of veggies so I could make a 9×13) and included the spinach. WOW! These truly were delicious, and frankly, the leftovers were even better. I made this a few weeks ago, and I find myself thinking about them regularly…so thankful I tried this! YUM!

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  18. Leyla January 19, 2013 @ 7:02 pm (#
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    Yummy. I made this for dinner and its all nearly gone. Everyone had seconds but my sister didn’t care for the sweet potatos. My dad thought there should be more cheese.

    As a note, Im not sure how this fit a 8x8x2 pan. I ended up putting this in an oval 9×13 dish and it ended up filling all the way up to the top. And I used the exact same amount. Still good though.

    Thanks again for another great recipe :)

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  19. nicole February 3, 2013 @ 9:16 pm (#
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    Just made these for our super bowl party and it was a huge hit!

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  20. Cindy August 26, 2013 @ 12:39 pm (#
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    O M G I made this for a potluck and it was G O N E! It was a bit labor intensive but so, so worth it. I didn’t do the sweet potato but did add carrots, green beans and the spinach. Also used a can of enchilada sauce, a little left-over jarred salsa, a can of chopped tomatoes and 6 cloves of garlic. I must’ve used more veggies cuz I had a 9 x 13 and a 8×8, which means I’ll actually have it for tonight, too! Yeah!! Will try it with mushrooms & the sweet potatoes next time. Has anyone tried it with tortilla chips instead of corn tortillas? Wondering if that’d give it a little crunch in the texture.

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    Karly Reply:

    So glad you enjoyed it! I think the tortilla chips would work, but I might try crumbling them and sprinkling them in between the layers rather than putting them in whole.

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  21. Cindy August 26, 2013 @ 3:24 pm (#
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    I agree on crumbling them. Almost forgot the most secret ingredient I added, of which I’m sure you’ll approve: bacon. Wa-hoo!

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  22. Cindy August 26, 2013 @ 3:25 pm (#
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    I agree on crumbling them. Although it kills the original “meatless” concept, I added one other secret ingredieng, of which I’m sure you’ll approve: bacon. ‘Nuf said.

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  23. Carol August 29, 2013 @ 8:07 pm (#
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    Roasted vegetables are one of my absolute all-time favorites so I cannot wait to make these! They sound amazing!!!

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  24. Don Odiorne December 11, 2013 @ 11:07 am (#
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    Love your photography and the use of color and texture in this recipe.

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    Karly Reply:

    @Don Odiorne,

    Thank you!

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  25. Ronell October 11, 2014 @ 6:59 pm (#
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    These look awesome! Can’t wait to try them. I’m disappointed I already have my meals planned for a few days. But soon, very soon… :-)

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