Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 10 mins
This is a very versatile recipe from Perry's Plate. Feel free to switch out the vegetables or cheese for those you like, add some beans or shredded chicken if your family is particularly carnivorous, or even use flour tortillas if you don’t have (or like) corn. If you don't like spicy, make sure to use mild salsa since there is a lot of it.
- 1 poblano chile, cut into matchsticks
- 2 red bell peppers, cut into matchsticks
- 1⁄2 head cauliflower, cut into 1/2-inch chunks
- 1 small sweet potato, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 1 1/2 cups)
- 1 medium onion, halved and slivered
- 1 cup corn kernel (fresh or frozen)
- 3 tablespoons heat-safe oil (like grapeseed or coconut)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- salt and black pepper
- 1⁄2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
- 2 cups salsa or 2 cups pico de gallo
- 2 ounces baby spinach leaves (about 2 big handfuls)
- 9 -10 corn tortillas, halved
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I used a cheddar-Monterey Jack blend)
- sour cream
- thinly sliced scallion, for garnish, if desired
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Lightly oil a large shallow roasting pan or rimmed cookie sheet.
- Place poblanos, red bell peppers, cauliflower, sweet potato, onion, and corn kernels onto cookie sheet. Drizzle olive oil and sprinkle the cumin and minced garlic over top. Add a generous pinch or two of salt and black pepper, then use your hands to mix everything together. After everything is coated well, spread the vegetables evenly in the pan. Roast for 30-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and begin to brown in spots. Stir or shake the pan every 10 minutes for even roasting. Remove pan from oven and reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
- Prepare an 8x8x2 or 9x9x2-inch square baking pan with nonstick spray. In a small bowl, stir the cilantro into the salsa. Spread 1/4 cup of salsa into the bottom of the baking pan. Add a layer of tortilla pieces, to completely cover the salsa. Top with 1/3 of the vegetables, a handful of spinach, and 1/3 of the cheese. Make a second layer of tortilla, salsa, vegetables, spinach, and cheese. Top with with a layer of tortillas, salsa, vegetables, and cheese. Cover with aluminum foil.
- Bake for 20 minutes. Remove the foil and bake another 10 minutes, until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
- Let it sit for 5 minutes and cut into squares. Serve with sour cream and a sprinkle of sliced scallions.