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Are you ready for this? I’m taking the classic enchilada and giving it a healthy-ish makeover by swapping out the tortilla and carbs for sheets of zucchini made with the KitchenAid® Artisan® Stand Mixer and Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment.
This is my new favorite kitchen accessory for my beloved KitchenAid® mixer. The ease in which it works definitely earns it a top shelf space in my kitchen. There are no special tricks to using it—just clamp it down and hit the switch. Don’t worry if your first few sheets aren’t perfect, give yourself a break. In fact, quick tip on this recipe, pick up zucchinis that are a bit thicker. It’ll make it easier to get more uniform sheet as you become familiar with the sheet peeler. But, should you get some broken sheets just overlap the the pieces by an inch. The zucchini sheets will be pliable enough to roll and no one will be the wiser.
In fact, my boys prefer this version to the traditional corn or flour rolled enchiladas. It’s a win for all of us because I think rolling these zucchini sheets is so much easier. For the filling, I kept it traditional, but if you have a specialized or killer recipe do the rest of us a favor and share it in the comments section. I’d love to know what spices you use for your sauce. Do you roast your peppers, toast your own spices? I want to know!
Now that you are in the know about the Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment, can we talk about the possibilities? I have no less than a dozen-plus recipes I want to try. But next up is a butternut lasagna. I can’t wait to share this one, so stay tuned because it’s going to be epic!
Yield: Serves 4
- 3 large or 4 smaller zucchinis
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 large yellow onion
- kosher salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 3 cups shredded chicken
- 1 1/2 cups enchilada sauce
- 2/3 cup shredded colby jack cheese
- green onions
- sour cream
Using the thin blade on the Vegetable Sheet Cutter attachment process the zucchini, saving the cores for the filling of the enchiladas. Take the vegetable sheets and lay them between paper towels to help take car of any extra moisture.
Preheat your oven to 350ºF
Chop up the zucchini cores along with the onion, heat up the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat then add the chopped zucchini core and onion with a pinch of salt and sauté until the vegetables are soft and somewhat translucent, 5-6 minutes. Add the coriander and cumin and cook for a minute more to help bloom the spices then stir in the chicken and 1 cup of the enchilada sauce. Set the filling aside and pour 1/4 cup into the bottom of a 2 qt baking dish.
Cut the zucchini sheets into 8” lengths, add 1/4 cup of filling to one end and roll it up. and place seam side down in the pan. Continue until you’ve used up all the filling then pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the top, sprinkle with the cheese and bake for 20-30 minutes, until the cheese is melted and the sauce is bubbly.
Top with scallions and cilantro and serve with sour cream.