Roasted Butternut Squash & Garlic Enchiladas

17 Mar

butternut enchiladas

Have I told you lately that I love……..butternut squash?! Roasting it just sets it off and the addition of roasted garlic takes it to the next level. Trust me, this one’s is a goodie!

Time: 1 hour, 15 min             Serves: 3

Ingredients


  • Filling


  • 2 pound butternut squash
  • 1 head garlic
  • olive oil
  • sea salt & black pepper, freshly ground – to taste
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp Mexican oregano
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • salt, to taste – about 1/2-1 tsp)

roasted butternut

butternut ingr

  • The Rest


  • 8 corn tortillas
  • 1 12oz. jar salsa verde/equivalent homemade
  • 3-4 slices pepper-jack cheese – Yogurt lactose-free from Trader Joe’s
  • 1 avocado, sliced
  • 3-4 green onion tops, chopped
  • cilantro, roughly chopped – for garnish
  • lime edges, to serve

How to make it


  • Filling


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Cut tops off of garlic clove. Place in center of a large square of aluminum foil. Drizzle generously with olive oil and sprinkle with S&P.
  • Cut end and top off of squash. Cut in half and scoop out seeds with a spoon. Rub cut side with olive oil and sprinkle with S&P. Place on roasting pan/foil cut side down.
  • Remove garlic after 35 minutes, and squash at about the 45 min mark. You want the skin to just begin to brown and the cut side to brown.
  • Scoop flesh from squash and mash. Squeeze garlic cloves out of head and mash into squash.
  • Season squash garlic mixture with cumin, oregano, paprika, and salt.
  • The Rest


  • Place a moist paper towel on stack of 4 tortillas and microwave for 15 seconds. Keep paper towel over stack while working. Work in two batches.
  • Spoon mixture into each corn tortillas, roll, and place seam side down into an 8×8 pan. Continue until all are filled & rolled.
  • Top with cheese, follow with salsa verde.
  • Bake at 350F for 20 minutes. Place under broiler for about 2 minutes if desired.
  • Top with sliced avocado, sprinkle with cilantro and green onions, and lime wedges on the side.

butternut enchiladas cut

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