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Terrific Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Terrific Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

“Enchiladas are a favorite dish in my home, especially to our little girl, who calls them ‘laladas.’ This is a really tasty take on the classic Southwestern dish.”—Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:3 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 pound ground turkey
  • 1/3 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1-1/4 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives


  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Place first six ingredients in a food processor; cover and pulse until blended.
  • 2. In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and garlic in oil over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Remove from heat; stir in salsa, cornmeal and seasonings.
  • 3. Spoon 1/3 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla; top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Spoon corn mixture over top; sprinkle with olives and remaining cheese.
  • 4. Cover and bake 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 3 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 enchiladas: 968 calories, 55g fat (23g saturated fat), 155mg cholesterol, 1766mg sodium, 81g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 41g protein

Reviews for Terrific Turkey Enchiladas

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Reviewed Sep. 24, 2014

"I have made this many times & my whole family loves it! I always add a little bit of extra salsa & cook the turkey with some chopped spicy pepper like a jalapeno to give it a little more kick."

Reviewed Jul. 3, 2014

"Great recipe! Not too hard to make and super flavorful! It's been a few years since I have made these beauties but as I scrolled through my saved recipes I found myself desperately desiring these lovelies."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"These were excelant. I loved them."

Reviewed Oct. 20, 2011

"Love this recipe. I have made this recipe a couple of times and am making it again tonight. Cannot wait for dinner tonight!"

Reviewed Sep. 10, 2011

"Everyone in the house loves this one, even the picky 5-year-old. There's rarely leftovers, and if there are, the husband and I fight over who gets to take them to work the next day."

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2011

"I've made this recipe a few times. Love the spices and taste, but to combat the dryness I add about a 1/2 cup to 1 cup of taco sauce to the turkey mixture. This definetely helped and tastes great."

Reviewed May. 27, 2011

"I'm always looking for new recipes to shake up my weeknight dinner rut. This one is a keeper! I can't wait to make it again!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2011

"I think the reason these won a contest is because they are unique. My husband and I liked them OK, but not enough for me to bother to make again. As far as the topping goes, it was unusual but not at all objectionable. We had these with guacamole on the side, which really helped with the dryness and made the dish more tasty overall."

Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Loved the cilantro sauce on top very tasty."

Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Loved the cilantro sauce on top very tasty."

Reviewed May. 3, 2011 Edited Oct. 18, 2014

"Terrific, tasty, delicious, awesome, wonderful! These were that good. The meat was perfectly seasoned, the sauce was different but really good and they went together perfectly.

Just wanted to stop in to say that I still make this every couple of months, 3 years later. Great recipe that stood the test of time."

Reviewed Apr. 15, 2011

"I made this with ground beef instead of turkey. The sauce on top was fresh-tasting and an interesting change from the usual. It was very easy to put together, and my children tolerated it although they are not accustomed to Mexican-style food. I plan to make it one of my regulars."

Reviewed Apr. 9, 2011

"I have been searching for 3 years now for an enchilada recipe that my husband would love, and this one hit the spot! Thank you! I used monterey jack cheese and didnt have a blender on hand so I just mixed the toppings in a bowl.. still turned out fabulous!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"I'll have to say these were the best enchiladas I have ever made!!! My husband and I both loved them! Used colby jack cheese because it's what I had and upped it to 2 cups. Other than that followed it to a t!"

Reviewed Apr. 6, 2011

"I was really excited about this recipe, and although the meat filling was good, I didn't care too much for the corn/cilantro topping. It pureed it and it seemed to have a weird texture. Also, I felt the tortillas were too dry. I think they should have been dipped in some sort of sauce or something before wrapping the enchiladas. I like the concept but probably would modify this to my own taste next time (with a creamy cheese sauce of some sort)."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2011

"After reading all the reviews, I was excited to try this recipe, but these have got to be the worst enchiladas I have ever tasted. The filling is not that great and the sauce is just AWFUL--I guess I am not a fan of that much cilantro. I am throwing the rest away--even my husband won't eat anymore of it and he's not that picky. I can't imagine how this recipe is a contest winner =(!!"

Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"These enchiladas are outstanding! The sauce has a lot of flavor but is also very mild and the filling in the enchiladas is very moist. They quickly became a new favorite of my Husband. I'm sure I will be making them again, and again, and again."

Reviewed Mar. 28, 2011

"Delicious! The corn, cilantro topping made this so fantasic! I used 2 cups of cheese and my own spice blend."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2011

"Loved the corn/cilantro sauce on top - so fresh tasting."

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2011

"my husband loved these so good"

Reviewed Mar. 20, 2011

"These are absolutely superb!"

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