Spicy Pumpkin Enchiladas with Walnuts

Part 1 of our Pumpkin Party Sunday night Recipe Swap. This is a super easy way to enjoy enchiladas. They definitely pack a punch – ease up the chili powder if you want it milder. The walnuts make this really special – kind of a wink & a nudge to the flavors in a Nogada sauce – a traditional mexican creamy walnut sauce (get it at Tu y Yo in the ‘Ville – YUM)

Spicy Pumpkin Enchiladas with Walnuts
serves 4
recipe by Just the Tip / inspired by my daily pumpkin recipe

Here’s what I used:

  • 1 15-oz can of pumpkin puree (I like Libby’s brand)
  • 10 ounces of frozen corn
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 3 ounces of walnuts, toasted in a dry pan and chopped
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika
  • bag of baby spinach
  • 8 6-inch flour (or corn) tortillas (I used 9 because I had room)
  • kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 10 ounces of salsa (I like green mountain)
  • 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
  • Reduced-fat sour cream (optional)

Here’s what I did:

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large saute pan until very hot. Add onion, pepper, and corn; season with S&P and saute until slightly tender, about 7-8 minutes. Add chopped garlic, cumin, cinnamon, chili powder, and paprika, stir and cook for another 2 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl when tender.
  3. Add pumpkin and walnuts to the veggie mixture and stir together. Season with S&P.
  4. On a work surface, lay out tortillas and spoon 1/3 cup of pumpkin/veggie mixture down the center of the tortilla. Top with a little bunch of fresh spinach.
  5. Roll the tortillas up and place them seam-side down on a 9×13 (or 9×11, whatever you have) casserole dish that’s been sprayed with cooking spray.
  6. Cover with salsa and cheese. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes until cheese is melty.

2 thoughts on “Spicy Pumpkin Enchiladas with Walnuts

  1. I made these today and they turned out great! It was nice to try something different! Thanks!

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