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June 11, 2022
Chilaquiles Casserole

Many summers ago we had an overabundance of zucchini and I was looking for a way to incorporate them in a tasty meal. My family was growing tired of zucchini and this recipe was the perfect solution. Sometimes we add shredded chicken, other times we keep it vegetarian.


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium zucchini, grated (I frequently use 2)
  • 1 (19 ounce) can 1 19-ounce can black beans, rinsed
  • 1 (14.1 ounce) can 1 14-ounce can diced tomatoes, drained
  • 1 ½ cups 1 1/2 cups corn, frozen (thawed) or fresh
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 corn tortillas, quartered
  • 1 (19 ounce) can 1 19-ounce can mild red or green enchilada sauce
  • 1 ¼ cups shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese


  • Step 1Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Step 2Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring often, until starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini, beans, tomatoes, corn, cumin and salt and cook, stirring occasionally, until the vegetables are heated through, about 3 minutes.
  • Step 3Scatter half the tortilla pieces in the pan. Top with half the vegetable mixture, half the enchilada sauce and half the cheese. Repeat with one more layer of tortillas, vegetables, sauce and cheese. Cover with foil.
  • Step 4Bake the casserole for 15 minutes. Remove the foil and continue baking until the casserole is bubbling around the edges and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes more.
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