Spicy Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

Enchiladas with pumpkin sauce

What is it about holidays that make me hoard food?  Is it because certain food items are only thrust into the limelight during a few short months of the year?  I don’t know.  Whatever the reason, starting about now, I have to frantically begin using up bag after bag of frozen cranberries and cans upon cans of pumpkin.  Why do I frantically have to use it up?  So, I can buy more, silly.

Enchiladas with Pumpkin Sauce

I found myself with 4 cans of pumpkin in the pantry.  Must use it up, so I can buy more cans this year.  That is how it works.  Don’t judge.  Just accept.  I was going to bake something sweet.  But I don’t bake things like cakes, because they have such a high fail ratio in my house.  So, while perusing through Everyday Food: Great Food Fast  I found Spicy Enchiladas in a Pumpkin Sauce.  Intriguing, yes?

This was so surprising good.  You would not be able to guess that it was pumpkin flavoring the sauce.  I mean you might be able to guess it from it’s looks, but if you had your eyes closed you would be saying, “yummy, what is this?!”  It is absolutely perfect for fall! 

I followed the recipe exactly, except that I didn’t have white cheddar, so I used regular.  The white would have been prettier – a nicer contrast with the orange pumpkin.  You can either follow the recipe in the book, or I’ve given you a link above to Martha Stewart, where you can also find it!  Let me know what you think!



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  1. says

    That’s one of my favorite cookbooks. And I do believe I’ve had this one marked forever. I’m sold. And wouldn’t you know it…I have about 10 cans of pumpkin puree in my pantry. Who’s judging?

  2. says

    I’ve been wanting to make a spicy pumpkin dish ever since I had spicy pumpkin chilaquiles last week. These enchiladas sound delicious. I need to break into my pumpkin stash-I thought everybody had one. :)

  3. says

    This has to be one of the most creative uses for pumpkin that I have seen this year. I love enchiladas but never would have thought of pairing them this way.