Friday, November 27, 2009

Tired of Turkey? Try This Tasty Treat!

With tummies packed full of Thanksgiving fare, you might not be in the mood to eat anything yet. But if you are, and the leftover turkey doesn't look too enticing, you might want to try this delicious recipe I found a'la Paula Deen.

As you know, I'm not much of a cook, so when I try a recipe, and my family eats it (happily, I might add), it's time for a little happy dance! Today, I got to do my happy dance. Enjoy!

"Mexican Veggie Casserole"
2 T vegetable oil
3 C chopped zucchini
1 C chopped onion
1 (15-oz) can corn, drained
1 (15-oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (15-oz) can ranch-style beans
1 (10-oz) can diced tomatoes with gree chilies, drained
1 package taco seasoning mix
2 C 2% shredded sharp Cheddar cheese, divided
1 (8-oz) package 1/3 less fat cream cheese
1/2 C light sour cream
12 (5-inch) corn tortillas, divided
Garnish: chopped green onion

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.

In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add zucchini and onion; cook for 8-10 minutes, or until vegetables are tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed. Stir in corn, black beans, ranch-style beans, diced tomatoes, and taco seasoning mix.

In a small bowl, combine 1 C cheese, cream cheese, and sour cream.

Layer 4 tortillas over bottom of prepared pan. Top tortillas with half of zuchini mixture; top evenly with half of cheese mixture. Place 4 tortillas over cheese mixture; top with remaining zucchini mixture. Top evenly with remaining cheese mixture. Cover top of casserole with remaining 4 tortillas. Sprinkle evenly with remaining 1 C cheese.

Bake for 30 minutes or until hot and bubbly. Garnish with green onion. Serve immediately.

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McMGrad89 said...

Sounds tasty for sure. I shall have to bookmark it to come back and make this over the Christmas holiday.

Silver said...

MMMmmmm....yummy! ;D


Heather of the EO said...

I love pretty much any recipe with "Mexican" in the title! Go Paula Deen!

(Thanks for the recipe, lady)

lancelonie said...

I'm not fond of turkey. I should've seen this before Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing!!! ;)

I love your header, by he way! :)

Relyn said...

That does sound tasty. Thanks for sharing.

Caroline said...

What a great sounding recipe! I have so much turkey sitting in my fridge...I need to do something with it! Hope you are well and enjoyed a few days off ;)

AVT Coach said...

This casserole has all of my favorite stuff in it and it is healthy! I'll be trying it next weekend. I am not much of a cook either. Mike does most of the cooking. I look forward to our post tomorrow. Have a great week!

Jeanneoli said...

I didn't even make turkey this year because I dislike it so much!!! The recipe sounds great.