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Turkey Enchilada Lasagna Recipe

Turkey Enchilada Lasagna Recipe

The whole family will love the familiar Southwestern flavors in this tasty dish. —Julie Cackler, Des Moines, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • Salsa and sour cream, optional


  • 1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and peppers over medium-high heat 5-7 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey into crumbles. Stir in cream cheese and chili powder.
  • 2. Pour enchilada sauce into a shallow bowl. Dip tortillas in sauce to coat. Place two tortillas in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; spread with half of the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
  • 3. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with salsa and sour cream.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked lasagna. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake lasagna as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without salsa and sour cream): 282 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

Reviews for Turkey Enchilada Lasagna

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randcbruns User ID: 828588 118882
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2014

"We made this one with ground pork instead of turkey and used white corn tortillas. It was amazing. It is simple and oh so good."

lberry222 User ID: 4948624 174439
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2013

"Super good!!!"

kluebeck5 User ID: 7358829 170012
Reviewed Aug. 3, 2013

"My husband wants it with corn tortillas next time. Also I didn't really stick to the meat guidelines. I like to mass cook hamburger meat so I just pulled out what I thought would be enough. I will definitely be adding more meat next time. I have big guys to feed. This was extremely easy to throw together though. Great for any night I am rushed with homework and kids."

mehalv User ID: 4612167 187326
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2013

"Loved this recipe! I substituted lean ground beef sirloin for ground turkey and it tasted great. Very hearty and filling. I agree with another reviewer that you could not tell the cream cheese was fat-free."

Sunshi500 User ID: 6429711 102765
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2012

"This was a very good healthier option - very creamy, you couldn't even tell it was fat-free cream cheese! The only thing I might do different is half the recipe, as we were only cooking for two, but it still tasted good leftover."

deeter18 User ID: 5291305 170010
Reviewed Oct. 16, 2012

"Even my picky eater and his friend loved this one! I doubled everything and only had a few slices left."

mjtotch User ID: 6620401 104543
Reviewed Apr. 5, 2012

"This did not work for was very mushy on the insides and the outside burned."

yumyumchef User ID: 6333040 104542
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"Also works great in a large pie plate!"

best of home cooks User ID: 5361390 168671
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2012

"This is by far the best enchilada recipe ever. I've made this twice now, ready to make it again. Yummy!"

ajs283 User ID: 442697 104541
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2011

"What I did was instead of using a 9x13, I used two 9" pie plates and made half for dinner tonight and froze the other one for later."

wislive User ID: 5714428 185720
Reviewed Nov. 5, 2011

"Great recipe, especially if you are single. Easy to freeze and cook when needed as the instructions state."

berumen User ID: 2492959 108669
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2011

"We loved this recipe. I did cut back on the chilli powder and use some pepper flakes. Also use hot enchilada sauce,cheddar cheese,cumin, and olives. Next time I would add a half cup of rice, fat free refried beans, and jalapenos."

arnoldam User ID: 4922841 185715
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"This was great--great flavor! Made this for my mom and stepdad and they both loved it too. I added a can of black beans to make it heartier. I like spice so I'll add more chili powder next time, too."

lmg1103 User ID: 3943748 170007
Reviewed Jan. 13, 2011

"I halved the recipe and added chopped black olives to the mix. Used flour tortillas and mild cheddar and monterey jack cheese. I'm not a fan of spicy foods but I would make this again."

courtneybender User ID: 5090574 168670
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2010

"I LOVE this recipe! I make it all of the time! We never have leftovers because it's all gone by the end of dinner!"

Sarah7180 User ID: 2530696 127881
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2010

"Very good and filling! I cut the tortillas into pieces so they would cover entire bottom of pan and each layer. My husband is already requesting this again!! Yum!"

KarenLiz User ID: 2217422 187325
Reviewed Mar. 21, 2010

"Very solid and filling. Very good."

Bakerj User ID: 4200567 170001
Reviewed Mar. 5, 2010

"I will make this again! I used chicken and also added black beans. Didn't have quite enough enchilada sauce so I used salsa to make up the difference. It's a very versatile recipe."

KWhitehead User ID: 956468 118881
Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"This was very good and very easy. I like the idea of adding some black beans to stretch the recipe a bit. Yum!"

denashaw User ID: 2366639 116963
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2009

"My whole family loved this recipe!"

Monty24 User ID: 775975 188622
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2009

"The best! I downsized this for 2 servings and had to fight myself not to eat the second serving. The recipe has already been added to my permanent collection."

chrissyboo User ID: 3659031 187324
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2009

"This recipe ROCKED! Everyone in my family loved it!"

bingowingo98 User ID: 4312033 104528
Reviewed Nov. 19, 2009

"This is a good recipe, however next time I will add black or refried beans to it. This will make it go farther and not add a lot of fat."

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