Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

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Makes:
4 servings
Serving Size:
2 enchiladas
Prep:
35 mins
Bake:
25 mins 400°
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Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients
 
Nonstick cooking spray
2
teaspoons olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
fresh jalapeno chile pepper, seeded and finely chopped*
1
15 ounce can pumpkin
1 1/2
cups water
1
teaspoon chili powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon ground cumin
1
cup canned no-salt-added red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
1 1/2
cups shredded cooked chicken breast
1/2
cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
8
6 inches white corn tortillas, softened**
 
Pico de gallo or salsa (optional)
 
Lime wedges (optional)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray; set aside. In a medium saucepan heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and jalapeno pepper; cook about 5 minutes or until onion is tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in pumpkin, 1-1/2 cups of the water, the chili powder, salt, and cumin. Cook and stir until heated through. If necessary, stir in enough of the remaining 1/4 cup water to reach desired consistency.
  2. Place beans in a large bowl; mash slightly with a fork. Stir in half of the pumpkin mixture, the chicken, and 1/4 cup of the cheese.
  3. Spoon a generous 1/3 cup of the bean mixture onto each tortilla. Roll up tortillas; place, seam sides down, in the prepared baking dish. Pour the remaining pumpkin mixture over tortilla rolls.
  4. Bake, covered, for 15 minutes. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup cheese. Bake, uncovered, about 10 minutes more or until heated through. If desired, serve with pico de gallo and lime wedges.

From the Test Kitchen

*Tip:

Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

**Tip:

To soften tortillas, place tortillas between paper towels. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 30 to 40 seconds.

Nutrition Facts

(Pumpkin, Bean, and Chicken Enchiladas)
    Per serving:
  • 357 kcal cal.,
  • 8 g fat
  • (3 g sat. fat,
  • 2 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 54 mg chol.,
  • 465 mg sodium,
  • 44 g carb.,
  • 12 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 28 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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