By: EatingWell User
Cumin and Chili Powder Kicked it Up!
We made this with patty pan squash, since our share had an abundance, and 3 of those made for a veggie overflow. I love the stir-in flour idea, so much easier than having to pan-prep something else.
We did halve the recipe to use an 8x8 pan, and got 6 hearty servings instead. Made it the night before, and viola, an easy weeknight meal for the fam.
The extra-sharp cheese really made this come together, but we also tossed in maybe 1 t. of cumin and half that of chili powder, plus a bit of queso fresca we had to use up, and got a nice sloppy slice, just like our King Ranch chicken.
This would be a killer alternative of King Ranch for vegetarians, and we may try squash instead of tortillas next time we make that!
Shallots and jalapeno replaced the red onions and scallions as garnish because we didn't have them, and it came out really cute.
Biggest surprise: My kid relished this dish.
Pros: Great use of squash, and kid friendly
Cons: Without added spice might be bland