Oh She Glows’ Naughty & Nice Vegan Enchilada Casserole- recipe made!
Photo 1: Finished product
Photo 2: Before the oven, with fresh daiya and before the sprinkling of chips/crackers
Photo 3: Ballin’
Photo 4: Too small a serving. Got 6987342 more.
Alright, so my camera is not a magestic one. Neither are my photography skills. And casseroles aren’t very photogenic, apparently (needs to get a game face).
BUT this recipe was as I expected- deeelish. You can’t really go wrong with homemade enchilada sauce, beans, peppers, jalapeno, green and red onion, pasta, and Daiya.
Even better… supa hit with the omnivore fam. I believe the words "This is the best meal you’ve ever made" were uttered. I do believe.
Served it with guacamole I threw together. It looked so good we all just kinda dove in.
Here are our modifications to the recipe, and I’m going to add at the end what I will be putting in it NEXT TIME we/I make it:
To the enchilada sauce:
- added cinnamon and 1 tablespoon more of garlic powder, and probably 2 or 3 more tablespoons of chili powder.
- also added more water, because it was looking a little too thick.
- Used whole wheat penne. ‘Twas good.
- Used pepperjack Daiya. ‘Twas also good.
What I would have added:
1. SOOOOOO MANY MORE BEANS. The casserole’s much more pasta-heavy than I thought it would be. It felt like a pasta dish, while I was expecting a bean dish (aren’t I always). Could save on the carbs too. Though shhh, you’re still my favorite macro.
2. Would’ve added some greens! Spinach, definitely.
3. Would’ve thrown a million more jalapenos on dat if I didn’t have a split family as far as heat tolerance. (Dad and I… handle anything. Sister and mom… freak at the sight of a jalapeno)
Wanna make this for my house… let’s see what I end up throwing in it then!
BTW: link to the original recipe again http://ohsheglows.com/2011/12/13/naughty-nice-vegan-enchilada-casserole/