I read the reviews for this beforehand, so I added about 3 cloves of garlic, 2 jalapeno peppers, cilantro and 3tsp chili powder. Oh, and I couldn't help myself, and I added extra cheese on top. Every one in my house absolutely loved it! My super picky 14yo wouldn't touch it at first, but after dinner he finally took a bite and admitted it was really good, and he'll be sure to eat it next time. I shredded the zucchini because I knew my son wouldn't eat it if he could see chunks of it. Kind of a good way to get kids to eat zucchini, and maybe even other vegetables too. I've been asked to keep this recipe on file and put it in the regular rotation.
From EatingWell: June/July 2006
Our version of this enchilada-style chilaquiles casserole is packed with nutritious beans and vegetables. Canned prepared enchilada sauce has great flavor and keeps the prep time quick. It can vary in heat level so find one that suits your taste. If you want to eliminate the heat altogether, try a green enchilada sauce (which is often milder than red) or substitute two 8-ounce cans of plain tomato sauce.
163 Reviews for Chilaquiles Casserole
What is the purpose of using the recipe if you are going make additions? Be careful of 'any' additions, it adjusts the calorie, fat and carb content, as I am certain you all know this. People who are making changes to their eating plan might want to consider sticking to the recipe as is before they start venturing out on their own with new additions. I'm not trying to criticize, I have made a lot of adjustments to my eating habits over the years and I remember so clearly how just getting portion size under control was. For the more experienced crowd, the addition of healthy lowfat turkey is a great idea, the protein perks are perfection.
I liked this dish exactly the way it is. I love that I can add this vegetarian dish into my rotation without any complaints. I have made it several times now and haven't changed a thing. It's awesome because it has tremendous flavor and very low calories. A great NO MEAT night dinner. I serve it with a lime/cilantro slaw and some pico de gallo; my family gobbles it down!
I read practically all 100+ reviews of this recipe and couldn't wait to get home to make it. I added 1 lb ground turkey and chopped my zucchini instead of grating it but pretty much stuck to the recipe for everything else. It was easy to make and delicious! My boyfriend and I loved it but he refused to believe it was healthy.
I too, read the reviews and added 1 lb of turkey, canned green chili's, fresh diced jalopeno's, garlic and some salsa and layered the tortilla's instead of slicing them. To the bottom layer of tortilla's I also added (1) of refried beans. Husband said this is a definite keeper and to put into "The Rotation" .