Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Vegan Enchilada Casserole

What to do with lots of homemade refried beans? Make Fatfree Vegan Kitchen's Enchilada Casserole! This was my first time to make an enchilada-type dish since going vegan. Did we miss the cheese? No we did not.

There is so much going on in this dish with pintos, red peppers, golden tomatoes, corn, salsa, and spices. I did use a store-bought enchilada sauce, and will make my own next time for even more flavor. I think a sprinkle of cilantro and scallions would be another great addition. There's a lot of flexibility here. Choose your favorite Mexican flavors and get creative!


  1. Wow, Lisa...what a perfectly colorful and festive meal this is.

  2. I've never tried a casserole type of enchilada before, I usually make the rolled-up kind. Yours look so yummy - so very colorful! :-)

  3. So, that picture is not only gorgeous, but I am drooling. Is it wrong to desperately want to have your enchilada casserole at 8:30 in the morning? I'm going to have to check out that recipe and "have my way with it". :-)

  4. It's so pretty! And tasty too, I bet. I like that you plated it on a bed of lettuce, mucho fancy.

  5. Nice plating! I learned, when trying to plate my moussaka last week, that plating a layered casserole is not easy...when I'm not photographing it, who cares what it look like on the plate, right? You did a great job!

  6. I bet it tastes as great as it looks! Great job!

  7. Fatfree Vegan Kitchen's Mexican Casserole is wonderful! Have made it many times, and even changed it up with the fillings (such as sweet potatoes or mushrooms, etc). YUM!

  8. Thank you Nupur! I love the colors in Mexican food too.

    Chow Vegan, this is enchiladas for the slackers among us who want to skip the rolled up tortilla part!

    Jennifer, I KNOW you'd do a stellar version of it!

    Thanks Kelly!

    Erin thank you! I think lettuce adds a nice fresh crunch to Mexican food.

    Bianca, the tastiest dishes can be really hard to photograph!

    Thanks Jennycestcake! This was a hit with Don as well!

    LK, sweet potatoes sound like an awesome addition.

  9. Hi Lisa! I'm so glad you liked the casserole. I love the lettuce--I'll have to serve it that way next time.

  10. Ho-lee! That is one beautiful dish. Looks a bit messy, but hey, Mexican food always is. Lovely presentation--I'd kill for a set of those plates!

  11. This is sooo beautiful! Good job.

  12. Hi, Lisa!

    I'm stopping by again today to let you know that I nominated you for a Brillante Weblog award. I find so many great recipes every day, but yours is the one site I visit where I want to make EVERY RECIPE ON IT!!! You obviously possess great talent as a cook and you are a great photographer, too!

    I posted some details on my site about the award. Congratulations!

    Best wishes,


  13. Your photo is just lovely! I love this casserole, as well as Susan's blog. I think I'll make it again soon...

  14. Susan, thanks for stopping by! We REALLY loved the casserole. Your blog is so inspiring.

    Mad About Udon, I probably should have bought a set of these plates. But you know how we food bloggers are. One of this, one of that...The store clerks must think I'm super weird or maybe eclectic for buying one of everything!

    Mihl, thank you so much!

    Jennifer, thank you for the award!! That's such a compliment, I really appreciate it.

    Shellyfish, thank you! Susan really does feature innumerable great looking recipes.


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