Zucchini & Pinto Bean Casserole

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This is my first post as official host of the Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday!  I’m so excited to be part of this talented group of bloggers.  I am truly honored that they asked me to participate in their party!!  Not only am participating, but I’ve got a Zucchini & Pinto Bean Casserole recipe AND an apple recipe round up from last week’s party!

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I’m going to tickle YOUR taste buds by sharing this deliciously hearty, #meatfree meal.  You won’t miss the meat in this delicious Tex-Mex style casserole.  The zucchini and the pinto beans provide plenty of fiber and protein in this quick and easy meal.


Zucchini & Pinto Bean Casserole
Yield: servings

Zucchini & Pinto Bean Casserole

Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour


  • 15 corn tortillas
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups diced zucchini
  • 1 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cups green chile enchilada sauce, divided
  • 1 1/2 cups fat free cheddar cheese, shredded, divided
  • 15 ounces canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 ounces canned green chiles
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Heat a large skillet coated with cooking spray over medium-high heat. Saute the onions 3 to 5 minutes or until they begin to soften. Add the zucchini and saute 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
  3. Combine 1/2 cup cheddar cheese with pinto beans, green chiles, and rice in a large mixing bowl. Add the vegetables and stir well to combine.
  4. Pour 1/2 cup of the enchilada sauce in the bottom of a 9 by 13 casserole dish coated with cooking spray.
  5. Place 5 corn tortillas in the bottom of the casserole dish. Top with half of the zucchini mixture then another 5 tortillas. Repeat this step one more time. Top with remaining enchilada sauce.
  6. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until bubbly and hot. Top with remaining cheese and bake an additional 15 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  7. Sprinkle with green onions and serve.

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