You can omit the walnuts to make this nut free. They are there for a little more depth and creaminess to the dish.
You can also substitute it with cooked cauliflower or potatoes for added creaminess. I have tried both and the flavor is great.
You can also use a store bought enchilada sauce instead of using my homemade version. Be mindful of how runny your sauce is though. If it’s too thin then it may make this dish more runny overall.
Tips to prep ahead: Puree bean part of the dish. Make enchilada sauce. Make sides.
Baby/toddler food idea: Bake spinach and zucchini on the side while baking dish and puree with black beans. Can also add avocado from guacamole. Use liquid of choice to thin out to desired consistency. For toddler, cut up into small pieces and serve.
Amount Per Serving
Calories 453Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Vitamin A 2535IU51%
Vitamin C 41.3mg50%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.