Stacked Roasted Veggie Enchiladas

Since you have to roast the veggies first, this takes over an hour with cook time. So plan ahead!

Yield: Serves 5-6   

Ingredients

  • 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
  • 1/2 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

directions:

1. 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.

2. Grease an 8×8 square baking pan and set aside. In a medium bowl, combine roasted vegetables, black beans, cumin, chili powder, garlic, and cilantro. Stir and season with salt and pepper.

3. 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.

4. 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.

Thank you Two Peas and Their Pod for this amazing recipe. They have become one of my favorite food blogs.

 

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Chips and Cheese Chili Casserole

Yeilds 1 9×9 dish – Serves 4-6 people depending on how hungry everyone is!

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 cups whole corn chips, crushed (about 2 1/2 cups crushed)
  • 1 – 10-ounce can chili (Use meatless chili for a meatless dish or use chili with meat for a hearty meal)
  • 1 – 10-ounce can black beans, red beans, refried beans, bean medleys
  • 1 – 10-ounce jar salsa or tomato sauce
  • 2 cups shredded cheese
  • 1 1/4 cups sour cream
  • An additional 2 to 3 cups whole corn chips, crushed (1 – 1 1/2 cups crushed)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375F. Line a 9-by-9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray, and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add 5 to 6 cups chips (about 5 big handful of chips from the bag) and with a wooden spoon or similar, poke and crush the chips to the size of a dime.
  3. Add the chili, beans, salsa, 1 1/2 cups cheese, and stir to combine.
  4. Pour mixture into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. After 20 minutes, remove pan from oven and spread sour cream in a layer over the casserole.
  6. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheese evenly over the top of the sour cream. Sprinkle 1 – 1 1/4 cups crushed corn chips over the top and bake for 9 to 12 minutes, or until top is browned to desired level.
  7. Serve immediately. Optional Toppings: sour cream, cheese, or chopped cilantro or onion.

Thanks Averie Cooks for a great recipe!

 

Creamy Spinach and Broccoli Lasagna

Serves: 4

Total Time: 1 hr 15 min
Prep Time: 35 min
Oven Temp: 425 degrees

Ingredients

  • 1 TBS  olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen leaf spinach
  • 1 package (10 oz) frozen broccoli florets
  • 1 container(s) (15-ounce) part-skim ricotta
  • 1 1/2 cups part-skim mozzarella, grated
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 4 ounce(s) cream cheese, cut into pieces
  • 8 no-boil lasagna noodles

directions

  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Thaw the spinach and broccoli according to package directions. Squeeze the spinach of excess moisture and pat the broccoli dry. Roughly chop both and place in a large bowl. Mix in the ricotta and 1 cup mozzarella
  3. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  4. Add the milk to the garlic and whisk to combine.
  5. Add the onion powder, 1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper.
  6. Bring to a simmer, then whisk in the cream cheese. Gently simmer (do not boil), stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
  7. Spread 1/2 cup of the sauce on the bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Top with 2 1/2 noodles (breaking as necessary to fit). Spread a third (about 1/3 cup) of the remaining sauce over the top. Dollop with a third (about 1 1/3 cups) of the ricotta mixture. Repeat twice.
  8. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup mozzarella, cover tightly with foil and bake for 20 minutes. Uncover and bake until the noodles are tender (a sharp knife should go through with no resistance) and the top is golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes more. Let rest for at least 10 minutes before serving.

 

Adapted from this recipe

Quinoa, Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Makes 6 – 8 servings

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked quinoa
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 cup vegetable broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5) oz can diced tomatoes with green chilis, undrained
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 – 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground coriander
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 2 (15 oz) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
Serve with:
  • corn or wheat tortillas
  • chopped lettuce
  • Monterey Jack, cheddar or cottage cheese
  • diced avocados
  • diced tomatoes
  • hot sauce

Directions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium high heat. Once hot, add in garlic and saute 30 seconds.
  2. Stir in broth, diced tomatoes, cooked quinoa, onion powder, chili powder, cumin, paprika, cayenne, coriander and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil, then reduce heat, cover saucepan with lid and simmer about 20 minutes, until mixture has thickened.
  4. Stir in corn and black beans and simmer, uncovered 5 – 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Mix in lime juice and cilantro. Serve warm over tortillas with desired toppings.

Recipe Source: Cooking Classy

Creamy Tomato-Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1-2 TBS olive oil
  • 5-6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 2 (15 oz) cans fire-roasted diced tomatoes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup vegetable juice
  • 1 TBS dried basil
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 TBS milk
  • Optional: Cooked pasta (8-10 oz) orzo or broken spaghetti
  • Optional: Cooked, crumbled ground beef, ground turkey, or italian sausage
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat.
  2. Add garlic and saute until garlic is gragrant.
  3. Add onion powder, dried basil, un-drained tomatoes, broth and juice.
  4. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Using an immersion blender (or put it in the blender!), blend the mixture until the soup has reached your desired consistency.
  6. Add milk and any optional ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.

Original recipe comes from the new Our Best Bites Savoring the Seasons cook book!

Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

  • 12 pieces of bread (for 6 sandwiches)
  • 6 slices of cheese
  • Butter
  1. Preheat a griddle.
  2. Butter BOTH sides of the bread (yum!) then place 6 pieces on the griddle.
  3. Layer each with a slice of cheese and top with another slice of bread.
  4. Cook on one side until the bottom bread is nice and toasted and the cheese has started to melt.
  5. Flip and cook on the other side until it is nice and golden brown.

Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients

Sauce: You can make your own or use 28 oz of store bought stuff. Homemade is always better 🙂

  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Lasagna:

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 3 cups cottage cheese, slightly drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 small to medium zucchini
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 12 no-boil lasagna noodles
  • 8 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9X13-inch baking dish and set aside.
  2. Sauce: In a medium saucepan, combine all the sauce ingredients. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook for about 10 minutes.
  3. While the sauce is cooking, prepare the rest of the ingredients:
  4. In a medium bowl, stir together the cream cheese, cottage cheese, salt and pepper.
  5. Trim the ends from the zucchini and cut in half lengthwise and then slice each half very thinly. The pieces should look like thin, zucchini pasta sheets or noodles. In a medium bowl, toss the zucchini with the garlic and oregano and season with salt and pepper to taste (about 1/4 – 1/2 tsp of each).
    Assembly:
  6. Spread 1/2 cup sauce on the bottom of the pan. (It will be a very thin layer)
  7. Spread out a single layer of zucchini so they cover most of the pan without overlapping. Layer 4 lasagna noodles, slightly overlapping
  8. Dollop 1/3 of the cottage cheese mixture over the noodles and try to spread evenly (easier said than done I know).
  9. Spread 3/4 cup of the sauce over the top, one layer of zucchini and sprinkle with 1/3 of the mozzarella. You’ll repeat this two more times. On the last layer use all of the remaining sauce.
  10. Cover the lasagna with foil and bake for 30-35 minutes. Uncover and bake for another 10-15 minutes until golden and bubbly. Remove from the oven and let stand for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Another amazing recipe from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe 

Easy Cheesy Veggie Quiche

Author: Janice Ryan

Prep time:  20 mins

Cook time:  45 mins

Total time:  1 hour 5 mins

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • ½ onion, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh broccoli (you could also use zucchini, peppers, or any other veggie you have on hand)
  • 2 cups fresh spinach
  • 1.5 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚
  2. Spray skillet with cooking spray (you can also skip the spray and use the skillet that is now coated in bacon grease). Saute onions, broccoli and any denser veggies (peppers, etc…) for a few minutes, stirring occasionally (you can also steam the broccoli if you prefer softer veggies). Once veggies are soft, add leafy greens (spinach, kale…) and wilt for about 30 seconds. Remove from heat.
  3. Put some shredded cheese in the pie crust, so that the bottom is just covered. Spoon veggie mixture into crust and sprinkle rest of cheese on top.
  4. Crack eggs into bowl and beat. Add milk, melted butter and a few shakes of salt and pepper. Mix well with a whisk or fork. Pour egg mixture over vegetables and cheese.
  5. Place quiche on a baking sheet and bake in oven for 45 minutes or until center of quiche has set.
  6. Remove from oven and allow to set and cool for 10 minutes before serving.

http://betteroffthread.com/2013/04/25/easy-cheesy-veggie-quiche/