Green Chile Casserole Recipe
Dinner time is hands down the hardest time of the day for me. Please tell me I’m not alone.
Family dinner is an important time for us, but The Husband doesn’t get home from work until almost 7pm. If you have kids, you’ll know that after 5 pm children become ravenous gremlins intent on raiding any food they can sniff out. I may or may not have similar ravenous tendencies.
If, like me you have the most wonderful intentions to meal plan, but can never seem to get it done (okay, I give myself too little credit, I’m pretty sure I did TWO whole weeks of meal plans last year), then you know what it is like to gaze into the pantry at 5 pm and wonder what the heck you’re going to make when you’re missing at least 1 ingredient from each of your favorite recipes.
Turning weaknesses into strengths people. Flying by the seat of my pants is my M.O. (a weakness that I’m working on), but I do it with grace and (occasionally) style. I’m the queen of throwing things together and watching my husband’s eyes light up impressed.
This Green Chile Casserole is one of my favorite dinners to make when I’m flying by the seat of my pants, and I’ve absolutely nothing planned out for dinner. It requires a little bit of prep, but is mainly a mish mash of yummy, healthful foods.
There are three absolutely vital ingredients in this recipe: the seasoning, the sweet potato, and the enchilada sauce.
A word about the enchilada sauce. I’ve been experimenting with green chili enchilada sauces ever since I could cook (let’s just say about 20 years), and this Frontera Green Chile Enchilada sauce is far and away the most flavorful packaged green chile enchilada sauce you’ll find. I’m pretty sure most stores in my area carry it: Sprout’s, Walmart, Smith’s. You can also purchase it for a discount at Thrive Market (which is where I buy mine). If you regularly purchase healthful, organic, natural products Thrive Market is a member’s only shopping site that will save you a ton of money.
Beyond the aforementioned items, this is one recipe where you’ll find that substitution won’t kill the taste. Have some bell peppers? Sautée them up and throw them in! Love tomatoes? They add some great flavor. Don’t love cheese? I’m questioning your taste, but go ahead and leave the cheese off, your Green Chile Casserole will still taste amazing.
Okay, okay, all this talk is really making me hungry. I’d better get on with the recipe!
Green Chile Casserole
Now, the fact that my kids eat two and three helpings of this is simply the icing on the cake. One pan of Green Chili Casserole generally feeds our family for two dinners which means I don’t have to cook tomorrow night! I’m pretty sure I can hear angels singing in the distance.