This Black Bean Enchilada Casserole with Butternut Squash is such a hearty and delicious meal that’s perfect for winter! Even carnivores love it!
On Monday I posted a guide on how to roast butternut squash and today we’re putting one of those methods to use! Roasted vegetables and Mexican food are two of my favorite things so I thought it would be perfect to combine the two in this Black Bean Enchilada Casserole with Butternut Squash recipe!
Don’t get me wrong, I love traditional style enchiladas. I make them occasionally and always order them when we’re out, but sometimes all the rolling of the tortillas gets a little tedious and I just want an easier option.
Enter the Black Bean Enchilada Casserole! It still tastes exactly like it would taste if you rolled all the filling into some tortillas, but instead it contains chopped tortillas and everything is mixed together.
I first had this idea of chopping the tortillas when I made my One Pan Stove Top Enchiladas a few years ago and I’ve been using it ever since. It’s so much easier to make and takes much less time!
For this recipe today I decided to combine black beans with roasted butternut squash. You could use whatever type of beans you like, but for some reason to me black beans seem to go really well with butternut squash.
I roasted the butternut squash up with some peppers and onions and they all have such a nice flavor to add to the enchiladas. You’d never guess they’re packed with so many nutritious ingredients!
I feel like most restaurant style enchiladas aren’t the healthiest meals out there. And I’m totally guilty of ordering the cheese filled ones and loving them, but when I make them at home for my family I like to add all the veggies I can.
Enchilada casseroles are the perfect way to do that. You don’t have to worry about over stuffing the enchilada or having all the filling come out because everything is mixed together and baked in a pan. These are also great re-heated as leftovers!
Recipe Tips for Black Bean Enchilada Casserole with Butternut Squash:
- If you don’t love black beans you can use any kind of bean you prefer.
- If you can’t find butternut squash, or prefer not to use it, you can substitute sweet potato instead. Or these would be really good with regular roasted potato too!
- If making vegan, you can either omit the cheese or use vegan cheese.
- You can also add any other veggies you like!