Enchilada Pasta Revealed

Okay, I made a point to type this out earlier this morning so I wouldn’t forget to post the “recipe” today.

I love this dish and how it came out! Since we had a potluck at church on Sunday, I wanted something that would be easy to take and heat up. I kept thinking of doing veggie enchiladas, but I would have no way to heat up a huge pan of enchiladas once we were there. And I didn’t want to have to roll up tons of enchiladas the night before either.

So Veggie Enchilada Pasta was born!

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Sorry I don’t have the actual amounts – I just threw things in the pot until it looked like I had enough for the potluck + some for us this week. Adjust for your servings, but I don’t think anything can go wrong with this recipe.

  • Zucchini, diced
  • Yellow squash, diced
  • Black beans, drained/rinsed
  • Pinto beans, drained/rinsed
  • Fresh or frozen corn
  • Garlic
  • Scallions
  • Big can of enchilada sauce
  • Crushed tomatoes (canned or good fresh ones if you have some)
  • Can of rotel
  • Ancho chili powder
  • Cumin
  • cayenne
  • Whole wheat pasta (shape of your choice)
  • Water
  1. In large pot, sauté zucchini and squash in a little oil, salt and pepper until softened a bit. Take out of pan and set aside.
  2. Add scallions and garlic to pot and let them cook for a few minutes. Add in the beans, tomatoes/rotel, spices and enchilada sauce. Bring to a boil and let simmer for 5-10 minutes to let the flavors mix together.
  3. Add in pasta (I used a whole bag of whole wheat noodles – I guess a pound?) and more water, if needed. Let the pasta cook in the pot.
  4. Once the pasta is cooked, stir in the corn and the zucchini and squash. I waited until the end to add the squash back in so it wouldn’t get too soggy.

Serve!

This stuff reheats really well. Perfect for easy lunches during the week!

For lunch today, I had another serving of this pasta and more leftover roasted broccoli from dinner the other night.

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I can guarantee it tastes better than it looks  :)  I was honestly just trying to keep my red-stained gladware container out of the shot!

I really like leftovers, if you can’t tell. I also don’t like to waste food, but I never have to worry about that as long as the food is good the first time around!

Who else has stained tupperware/gladware containers?

19 comments

  1. Me! Stained containers galore, cause I pack lunch every day.

  2. I’m looking at my boring wrap and wanting your Enchilada Pasta! OMG that looks AWESOME!

  3. what an easy recipe, sounds yummy!

  4. I totally have stained Tupperware containers. My strategy is to keep putting the things that stain in the same containers!

  5. omg that enchilada pasta looks amazing!

  6. its’ the tomatoes that do it to ya everytime!

    i started bringing pyrex dishes with plastic covers, or small corningware with covers for lunch. i don’t have to worry about microwaving in them because they’re safe, and they don’t stain. but yes, i do have my share of stained tupperware.

  7. I have slowly been making the transition to class instead of plastic but of the plastic that I have left, most of it is stained!

  8. I think that looks pretty delicious! One of our tupperware containers was always used for tomato soup so it has a lovely red hue ;)

  9. I’ve been moving to glass containers also. But if you have a dishwasher, buy the plastic cleaner for dishwashers – it works amazingly. I don’t remember the brand name – but it’s by the Jetdry.

  10. Wow, the enchilada pasta was a great idea, and looks really tasty.

    My tupperware things not only change color, but get scratchy, too!

  11. i just got new containers (all the same brand so that any lid fits any container! magic!) and my fiance has become the CHAMP of putting stain-y foods into the non stained containers. He totally doesn’t get why it bugs me either… oh boys…
    and that pasta is yummy looking! I love whole wheat egg noodles, and i love squash with mexican…putting them together? i’m hungry now.

  12. Um, I think ALL my containers are stained, lol. But I can’t bring myself to ditch ’em.

    And girl. That pasta? To die!

  13. Yay I’m gonna have to try that! I love leftovers too, and yes my tupperwares are very stained. I know I need to switch to glass because of BPA, but I love to reuse cottage cheese and other containers. Makes me feel like I’m recycling, haha.

  14. hahaha all of my tupperwear is stained! Oh well! still works just as well :) This recipe looks INCREDIBLE! What a great idea.

  15. Hey Brandi! That looks fantastic! I can’t wait to try it!

  16. I love that recipe! Sounds so good! Funny about the rotel. I never knew it existed until my old co-worker, who is from Oklahoma, told me about it. I didn’t believe him until I saw it for myself at the grocery store. I’m definitely going to have to try it!

  17. The recipe sounds delicious – definitely going to be trying it out!
    Just about all of my gladware containers are stained :)

  18. everything i have is stained (clothes included)

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