Creamy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

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This is an easy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe that is great for after Thanksgiving with leftover turkey.  The turkey and vegetable filling is rolled in flour tortillas and baked with a cheesy cream sauce and spicy Rotelle tomatoes.

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Creamy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe with Leftover Turkey

Tips for Making Homemade Enchiladas

These homemade enchiladas are truly a delicious meal and a great way to use up leftover turkey.  If you don’t have leftover turkey, you can use leftover chicken instead.  However, there are a few things to keep in mind as you make them:

  • You control the heat levels.  Want this Turkey Enchiladas Recipe totally mild?  Use canned tomatoes without the jalapenos.  Want them super spicy?  Add fresh, diced jalapenos in addition to the Rotelle.  
  • This is not a low fat meal so don’t try to make it one.  Low fat cheese and low fat canned soups are nowhere near as good as the real thing.  Splurge a little bit.
  • Choose organic when you can.  There are great options out there nowadays for creamed soups.  Many of them are organic.  Sure, they still aren’t healthy exactly, however, they are better than most mass marketed canned soups.
  • This is a messy process.  Filling and rolling flour tortillas is messy.  Embrace it.  Clean up the mess later after a good meal.

flour tortillas on napkin

Flour Tortillas vs Corn Tortillas

I have seen dozens of recipes for homemade enchiladas.  Some use flour tortillas while some use corn tortillas.  Personally, I don’t really care for corn tortillas when making enchiladas.  I find that they fall apart way too easily and require far too much prep work.  You can play around with both types if you prefer. If you are really ambitious, check out Five Heart Home for a homemade flour tortilla recipe. 

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Creamy homemade turkey Enchiladas

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

These creamy turkey enchiladas are filled with leftover turkey, loads of flavor, and topped with a cheesy white sauce.

Yield: 6

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

This creamy turkey enchiladas recipe uses leftover turkey, loads of peppers and onions, and is topped with a cheesy white sauce.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 onion -- chopped
  • 2 cups cooked and chopped turkey
  • 1 can Rotelle -- (reserve some or use a second can (drained) for the top!)
  • 8 small flour tortillas
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 bell pepper -- chopped

Instructions

    1. Melt butter in pan

    2. Saute onion and bell pepper 3-4 minutes

    3. Add meat and Rotelle. Cook 3-4 more minutes

    4. In a bowl, mix cream of chicken soup and sour cream til combined

    5. Put 1/4 cup of soup mix into meat and vegies and mix well.

    6. In 13x9 inch pan spread 1/2 cup of soup mixture on bottom.

    7. Spread about 1/3 cup of meat and vegies into a flour tortilla. Roll and put seam side down in pan. Repeat until pan is full

    8. Pour remaining soup mix over tortillas and cover with cheese and additional Rotelle if desired.

    9. Bake at 350 for approximately 30 minutes

    10. Remove from heat and let cool 5 to 10 minutes before serving.

Notes

Add additional fresh jalapeno if you want them spicier.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

6

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 605 Total Fat: 33g Saturated Fat: 15g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 14g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 1284mg Carbohydrates: 48g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 30g
Nutrition information not always accurate

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