Squash Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

FullSizeRenderThis recipe is from page 28 of the July 1998 issue of Bon Appetit magazine. It is very tasty. The recipe makes 6 servings.

 

 

 

 

Squash Enchiladas with Tomatillo Sauce

2 small butternut squash (about 2 1/2 pounds total), halved
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup drained canned corn
1 tablespoon minced garlic
12 (6-inch-diameter) corn tortillas
2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese (about 8 ounces)
2 cups grated mozzarella cheese (about 8 ounces)
Tomatillo Sauce (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 400°F. Pour enough water into roasting pan to come 1/2 inch up sides of pan. Place squash halves, cut side up, in pan. Bake until tender, adding more water as necessary, about 1 hour 45 minutes. Cool squash completely. Remove seeds from squash; spoon squash into bowl. Discard squash skin.

Heat oil in heavy large skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Mix in squash and corn. Season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 tortilla over direct flame until soft and heated through, turning with tongs, about 10 seconds per side. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

Place 1 heaping tablespoon squash mixture down center of each tortilla. Top with 1 tablespoon of each cheese. Roll up tortillas. Arrange seam side down in 13 x 9 x 2-inch glass baking dish. (Can be prepared 6 hours ahead; cover and chill.)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Spoon Tomatillo Sauce and remaining cheese over enchiladas. Bake until enchiladas are heated through, about 20 minutes. Place 2 enchiladas on each of 6 plates. Top with sour cream.

Tomatillo Sauce
1 1/4 pounds tomatillos, husked
1 large jalapeno chili, sliced
2/3 cup chicken stock or canned low-salt broth
2/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2/3 cup chopped green onion tops

Cook tomatillos in pot of boiling water until soft but still whole, about 4 minutes. Drain. Place tomatillos in processor. Add remaining ingredients; puree. Transfer to bowl. Season with salt and pepper. (Can be made 1 day ahead. Cover and chill.)

Per my calculations – Per serving – Calories: 459, Total Fat: 26.2g, Sat. Fat: 13g, Carbs: 36.9g, Fiber: 5.4g, Protein: 22.1g

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