Terrific Turkey Enchiladas Recipe
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Terrific Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

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“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.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 35 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

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


  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.
Originally published as Terrific Turkey Enchiladas in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p81

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dbadair User ID: 2557343 196431
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."

tammybt User ID: 4322593 212551
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."

daisey5 User ID: 146806 195067
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2014

"These were excelant. I loved them."

lauraavam User ID: 4276203 133171
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!"

notfromabox User ID: 2105170 212550
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."

MY REVIEW User ID: 2339712 192040
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."

jeriarm User ID: 5915711 196430
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!"

juicyfruit007 User ID: 1404522 123828
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."

sswimmomm User ID: 867571 150412
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Loved the cilantro sauce on top very tasty."

sswimmomm User ID: 867571 184568
Reviewed May. 16, 2011

"Loved the cilantro sauce on top very tasty."

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