Turkey Recipes: Creamy Turkey Enchiladas and a Wholly Guacamole/Cabot #Giveaway #tacotues

Well, Thanksgiving is finally behind us and now I am left with LOTS of turkey leftovers!  YAY!  I usually buy a really big turkey and freeze back a ton of meat in 1 to 2 cup servings so that we can have turkey dishes for months after Thanksgiving is over.  It is so nice to have a selection of turkey recipes that you can throw together throughout the year with leftover turkey.  Every year I make these Creamy Turkey Enchiladas the weekend after Thanksgiving and they are always a huge hit.  My original recipe uses 2 cans of cream of chicken soup but I really dislike canned soup mixes.  They are very high in salt and I have no control over the ingredients in them which I don’t like.  Since I couldn’t find an alternative cream of chicken soup in the organic/natural foods section I found this sauce idea online and decided it would be the perfect topping for my Creamy Turkey Enchilada.

taco tuesday turkey recipe

I was sent a wide variety of Wholly Salsa, Wholly Guacamole and Cabot cheeses to help facilitate my Taco Tuesday recipe.  I love Wholly Salsa because of the incredibly fresh taste and it is the only salsa my husband even wants me to buy any more!  They use a system of preservation that uses NO chemicals or heat so there is nothing artificial in this salsa and it is very fresh tasting.  They are also gluten free and certified Kosher as well.  If you have food allergies, Wholly Guacamole products are free of milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans. (the major allergens)  A few of them to have cornstarch, although corn is not as common an allergen as some other ingredients.  And if you are a guacamole fan, their guacamole is made with nothing but the best ingredients.  Avocados are full of magnesium, Vitamin E, folic acid and lutein, a natural antioxidant.  Yes, they do have fat in them but it is a GOOD kind of fat so you can feel good about putting a scoop next to your taco.  I love how fresh both the salsa and guacamole tastes.  You can choose from a ton of different varieties as well…pineapple salsa on grilled chicken is amazing!


taco tuesday with cabot cheese


Being from New England, I have always been partial to Cabot cheese.  Most of my family lives in Vermont and every single summer I would drive up from Connecticut with my family.  Back then, I had NO appreciation for the cows in the fields.  “Look” my mom would say…”Cows!”.  Yeah, ma…MORE cows!  Like we didn’t just see 400 cows in that last field we drove by? Now I love seeing cows in the fields and knowing they are happily grazing and enjoying the sunshine while producing a steady supply of milk for good cheese!   Cabot Creamery is a 1,200 farm family dairy cooperative with members in New England and upstate New York. They are owned and operated by their members, which for Cabot are  farmers and their families.

I have tried many varieties of Cabot cheese over the years and one of my favorites is their Seriously Sharp cheddar.  I am a huge fan of cheddar cheese that has a bit of a bite to it and this one really does.  Sharp enough that you can  taste the ‘tang’ in it but not enough to make your eyes water.  I also love the pepper jack which is a Monterey Jack cheese with jalapenos in it.  Melts GREAT on Triscuits to make a slightly kicked up Triscuit pizza!

So, for this recipe, I combined a few of my favorite Wholly Guacamole and Cabot products to create a Taco Tuesday recipe.  What sort of taco would you create?
Cream turkey enchilada turkey recipes

Turkey Recipes: Creamy Turkey Enchiladas

Yields 6 to 8

Creamy Turkey Enchiladas

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 4 cups leftover turkey, diced
  • 2 containers Wholly Salsa (I used the Roasted Tomato)
  • 1/2 small onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 6 to 8 large flour tortillas
  • 3 cups grated hot pepper jack cheese (we used Cabot)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • Chopped cilantro and Wholly Guacamole for serving


  1. In a medium bowl combine cooked turkey, 1 cup shredded cheese and salsa together.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan; stir in flour to make a roux; stir and cook until bubbly; gradually whisk in chicken broth and then bring to boiling, stirring frequently.
  3. When thickened, remove from heat; stir in sour cream and add 1 cup of this mixture to the turkey, cheese, and salsa mixture
  4. To assemble: Top one tortilla with 1/2 cup turkey mixture. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish.
  5. When all tortillas are stuffed and placed in the pan, pour the sour cream mixture over the entire pan. Top with remaining cheese.
  6. Bake at 400F for 20 minutes until cheese is melted and lightly browned and sauce near edges of baking dish is bubbly.
  7. To serve, sprinkle with fresh cilantro and add a spoonful of Wholly Guacamole


WIN IT:  Wholly Guacamole and Cabot would like to offer one of my readers the same package I received (shown below) so they can create their own Taco Tuesday recipe!  This is a Rafflecopter giveaway so follow the directions in the form below to enter.  This giveaway ends at midnight EST on December 11th, 2012.

Taco Tuesday Prize Package

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About Diane

Diane has a Bachelor’s degree in Microbiology with a Minor in Health Management and Policy. She spent many years working in cancer research, academics, and biotechnology. Concern over the growing incidence of human disease and the birth of her children led her to begin living a more natural life. She quickly realized that the information she was learning along the way could be beneficial to many others and started blogging as a way to share this knowledge with others. While passionate about health and the environment she can’t quite give up her favorite Cheetos and Diet Coke!


  1. we buy this weekly!
  2. I love using our turkey leftovers for classic hot turkey sandwiches. i always toss some leftover stuffing into the mix. Yum!
  3. I love turkey with cranberry sandwich leftovers. Thanks for the giveaway, looks like a yummy recipe also.
  4. I love leftover turkey and cheese melts.
  5. Turkey quesadillas!
  6. that looks yummy
  7. I like turkey sandwiches :)
  8. Turkey sandwiches!Dawn
  9. Hot turkey sandwiches
  10. Sharon Rooney says:
    Turkey sandwiches and Turkey soup.
  11. I like leftover turkey on sandwiches
  12. Mamaotwins1 says:
    Turkey Casserole
  13. Audra Weathers says:
    I like to make turkey sandwiches with lots of mayo using leftover dinner rolls.
  14. I make a really good california turkey club sandwich.
  15. WIth some frozen mashed potatoes from Trader Joe's!
  16. carol roberts says:
    sandwhiches love it that way
  17. We love turkey pot pie
  18. Tanya Phillips says:
    Turkey, mayo, and hot sauce sandwiches :)
  19. Turkey pot pie.
  20. Carrie Phelps says:
    I love cold turkey sandwiches. With the leftover cranberry sauce I make a cranberry mayo to go with it.
  21. I have a good turkey tetrazzini recipe that we like, and I make soup with the carcass.
  22. Seyma Shabbir says:
    In sandwhiches or Turkey Mexican soup
  23. my fave way to serve leftover turkey, breakfast, and with that i mean sandwich. :D
  24. Andrea Williams says:
    My favorite way is a turkey sandwich.
  25. I use the turkey to make sandwiches with turkey and homemade cranberry sauce, mustard, tomato and lettuce. So tasty.
  26. shirley joyce says:
    turkey sandwiches
  27. Jennifer G. says:
    Either turn it into soup and sandwiches or a turkey pot pie. Warm and cozy comfort food for this cold New England weather!
  28. on a sandwich
  29. Allison Revilla says:
    My husband made homemade turkey flautas after Thanksgiving. They were amazing!
  30. giant turkey sandwich- I wait all year for this....
  31. I turn my leftover turkey into soup. This year I even added the leftover wild rice to the soup.
  32. Kerry Leenhouts says:
    I like to use it for Turkey Salad, like chicken salad. It's perfect for a quick soup with other leftover veggies. And my absolute fav is a thanksgiving sandwhich, turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes & cranberry sauce.
  33. Turkey fajitas
  34. Sandwiches are always good!
  35. I LOVE the cranberry ring thing you make with the leftovers, in the crescent rolls!!!
  36. sheryl granholm says:
    I love leftover turkey sandwiches, especially on sourdough bread. Yum!
  37. turkey sandwhiches
  38. I'm looking forward to trying this new idea for leftover turkey.
  39. Turkey on pizza
  40. Sharon Kaminski says:
    turkey hash is great
  41. Kayleen Considine says:
    Turkey sandwiches!!
  42. dan williams says:
    nothing like a cold turkey sandwich and cranberry
  43. I make Turkey Chili
  44. purplelarkspur says:
  45. Leslie Rigsby says:
    Cold, between two slices of bread, with mayo, salt, and pepper.
  46. Turkey ala king
  47. Nicole Clawson says:
    Turkey sandwiches!!!!
  48. with mayo, cold on a sandwich:_)jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com
    Our favorite way to eat leftover turkey is on sandwiches especially one of these two: 1. Turkey on bread with melted swiss cheese and thick slices of fresh avocado. 2. Turkey on buttered cinnamon raisin bread with a touch of mustard
  50. debbie binder says:
  51. Laura Jacobson says:
    I love to make creamed turkey and put on mashed potatoes!
  52. Julie Thompson says:
    If there is any turkey breast left I love to make myself a sandwhich with it but there usually id only dark meat left so I will make a turkey pot pie with it for everyone. Thank you for the giveaway.
  53. Sandwiches with sourdough bread and Hellmann's and lettuce and tomato!
  54. Jess McCarthy says:
    A turkey and gravy casserole with biscuits cooked on top.
  55. ronda garnett says:
    Turkey pot pie
  56. Turkey soup
  57. I shred it up with leftover potatoes, plain or sweet, and make a hash.
  58. Turkey sandwiches with Miracle Whip!
  59. love grilled turkey/cheese sandwiches
  60. Sara Blose says:
    turkey noodle soup
  61. gloria johnson says:
    i like using leftover turkey to make turkey salad.
  62. Christine Waddell says:
    I love turkey sandwiches!
  63. just as leftover turkey with the leftover sides
  64. jessica edwards says:
  65. I like turkey salad!
  66. Sandwiches :)
  67. Sandwiches :)
  68. Cálaeb Temple says:
    turkey sandwiches.
  69. Neiddy Ruiz says:
    I love mexican food, so I like to use leftover turkey for tostadas, flautas o gorditas
  70. Turkey quesadillas w/ guac.
  71. I tried this recipe and discovered that this is now my new favorite way to serve leftover turkey. I love the combination of flavors!
  72. My favorite way is on soft white bread with lettuce and Miracle Whip. BUT my husband really likes turkey salad sandwiches, and I'm good with those as well.
  73. This year I made turkey soup without carbs (for my husband) and it came out great. Of course, I made noodles to eat with mine.
  74. Helen Keeler says:
    I love the cold turkey sandwiches.
  75. I love Turkey and Rice soup or Turkey and Dumplings!
  76. hot turkey sandwiches
  77. On a sandwich or added to soup
  78. A sandwich :)
  79. patricia caradonna says:
    I love leftover turkey on white bread with lettuce, tomato, and lite mayo.
  80. Turkey and Swiss sandwiches.
  81. With sandwhiches and hot gravy!
  82. I like making turkey soups
  83. Allison (Allie Lanc) says:
    Turkey Sandwich or Turkey Salad (plain or on a sandwich!)
  84. In a turkey, stuffing, mashed potato sandwich :)
  85. Annmarie W. says:
    I love having open faced turkey sandwiches with stuffing & cranberry sauce, smothered in gravy!
  86. Karen Medlin says:
    Turkey Pot Pies
  87. i used it in soup this year.
  88. Leann Lindeman says:
    I really don't like leftover turkey that much.... I do like it cold on a sandwich with cheese and chipotle mayo.
  89. Tammy Shelton says:
    Boring (I Know)... but Turkey Sandwiches are my favorite way to eat Turkey Leftovers.
  90. Francine Anchondo says:
    turkey sandwiches
  91. Cheesy corn and chicken tostadas!
  92. I would just eat it plain with vegetables. Hubby likes turkey sandwiches.
  93. I like to make barbecue turkey sandwiches
  94. turkey sandwiches!
  95. I like to reheat it in the oven.
  96. Amanda Rauch says:
    In a sandwich with warmed up gravy and mustard
  97. Turkey sandwiches
  98. On a bun with gravy
  99. I like turkey sandwiches
  100. Whitney Lindeman says:
    I'm not really a fan of leftover turkey...but if it's there, I'll stick it on a panini!
  101. I make a killer Turkey Wild Rice soup!coriwestphal at msn dot com
  102. turkey pot pie
  103. Hollie Jahnke says:
    Turkey sandwiches.
  104. We love to make creamed turkey.
  105. Nancy Whitaker says:
    I like to use turkey leftovers to make turkey sandwiches.
  106. cynthia mahoney says:
    Turkey soup
  107. I like to eat turkey salad sandwiches
  108. Diana Stanhope says:
    Ground up and made into turkey salad spread.
  109. Denise Welch says:
    Iam lucky if there is any leftovers i would make a sandwitch
  110. Turkey noodle soup.
  111. Turkey sandwiches with cheese and mustard.
  112. Starletta Schipp says:
    turkey manhattan
  113. Annemarie Z. says:
    I love to serve leftover turkey on sandwiches!
  114. turkey sandwiches
  115. Cassandra McCann says:
    turkey and dumplings

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