Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas

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Author Notes: This is my version of an enchilada sauce that I've had at Mother's Cafe & Garden here in Austin. I love roasted vegetables of any kind and this dish was created out of leftovers. - nannydebnannydeb

Food52 Review: If you're tempted to change the recipe due to the simple list of ingredients, in a word—don't. The roasted red pepper, jalapeno and garlic make a good sauce and baking the enchiladas takes it to another level. The roasted sauce, caramelized veggies and creamy cheese all combine for a great vegetarian meal. – FrozenFoodieThe Editors

Serves 4-6

  • 3 red bell peppers, cut into 4 large pieces, seeds and stem removed
  • 2 zucchini squash, cut into one inch chunks
  • 2 yellow squash, cut into one inch chunks
  • 1/2 yellow onion, cut into one inch chunks
  • 1 medium jalapeno, cut in half, seeded and stem removed
  • 2 whole cloves garlic, skin on
  • olive oil for drizzling
  • 8 ounces light sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped, divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt and pepper
  • 6-7 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup queso fresco, crumbled (if not available, you could use chevre or Monterrey Jack cheese)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Spread the cut vegetables out onto a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oi.
  3. Roast vegetables for 25-30 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes or so.
  4. Remove the red bell peppers once the skins have browned and loosened from the pepper.
  5. Place the red bell peppers in a brown paper sack to sweat for 10 minutes.
  6. Keep an eye on the garlic too and remove it from the oven once softened. Set aside.
  7. Remove the skins from the red bell peppers and the garlic.
  8. Place the red bell peppers, jalapeno and garlic in a food processor.
  9. Add sour cream, 1 tablespoon cilantro and cumin and puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  10. Once the rest of the vegetables have roasted, set aside to cool slightly.
  11. In an 8x8 baking dish, spread a large spoonful of the sauce on the bottom.
  12. Roll about 1/4 cup of the vegetable mixture and a sprinkling of cheese into each corn tortilla in rows, enough to fill up the dish.
  13. Spread the remaining enchilada sauce over the rolled enchiladas.
  14. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until heated through.
  15. Top with remaining cheese and cilantro and serve.

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over 1 year ago Kgiersch

DELICIOUS! I added chicken and omitted the cheese, but followed the sauce to a T. Perfect touch of spice. I will definitely make this dish again.


over 3 years ago KKT

I made these tonight for my volunteer group, and everyone loved them! Its difficult finding a recipe that works for someone that is vegetarian and another that is fructose intolerant (no tomatoes, no corn, no fruit etc.) but this was perfect! Thanks for sharing the recipe :)


over 3 years ago nannydeb

I'm so glad that you enjoyed these enchiladas!


almost 5 years ago Lizthechef

I have extra peppers from recipe "auditions" - nice way for me to use them. My kind of recipe, very easy to play with ingredients - looks delicious!


almost 5 years ago marley16

can't wait to try this!


almost 5 years ago nannydeb

Thanks everybody!


almost 5 years ago drbabs

Barbara is a trusted source on General Cooking.

Yum, and I love that you used leftovers.


almost 5 years ago dymnyno

Sounds and looks delicious!


almost 5 years ago Sagegreen

Ditto: Great!


almost 5 years ago TheWimpyVegetarian

This looks GREAT!