Turkey Enchilada Stack Recipe
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Turkey Enchilada Stack Recipe

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As a child, my husband was one of the pickiest kids around, but my mother-in-law could always get him to dig in to this enchilada dish. —Ashley Wolf, Alabaster, Alabama
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 2 cans (8 ounces each) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 3 teaspoons dried minced onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 whole wheat tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Optional toppings: shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and reduced-fat sour cream

Nutritional Facts

1 piece (calculated without optional ingredients): 404 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 103mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.


  1. In a large skillet, cook turkey over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomato sauce, minced onion, garlic powder, pepper and salt; heat through.
  2. In a 2-1/2-qt. round microwave-safe dish coated with cooking spray, layer one tortilla, about 3/4 cup meat mixture and a scant 3 tablespoons cheese. Repeat layers three times. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with toppings if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Originally published as Turkey Enchilada Stack in Healthy Cooking December/January 2013, p76

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muffbear74 User ID: 209131 225927
Reviewed May. 5, 2015

"Made this to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. It is simple and delicious. To save money, I just bought one 15 ounce can of tomato sauce and it turned out fine."

scubacas User ID: 5298067 124302
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2014

"I made some adjustments to this recipe to avoid buying things I knew I wouldn't be using or needing to use in a while. Instead of dried onion I used about 1/3 cup real onion and sautéed it with a jalepeno. I then only had 3/4 lb of turkey so I used that...with 1.75 cups of tomato sauce...I added about 1/4 cup salsa. When I was assembling I only had 2 whole wheat tortillas but I had corn tortillas so I made the bottom layer as specified...then the corn tortilla and then the last whole wheat tortilla. I was very pleased with how quick it all went together and it tasted delish...I'm glad I added a corn tortilla it gave it a little more flavor I think! I served it with the shredded lettuce and sour cream."

papermaker User ID: 4044658 179794
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2014

"I love this recipe, it is so easy to make. As a variant to the original recipe, I spread fat free refried beans on the second and fourth tortilla in addition to the original ingredients. I also add about a teaspoon of chili powder to the ground turkey mixture, gives it a little extra "kick"!"

good2bslim User ID: 1766632 197493
Reviewed Mar. 17, 2013

"I've made this recipe twice now as is and it was a hit with my guys. You could do a lot of additions and be creative by adding other ingredients such as chopped green chilies or diced peppers and onions, black olives, beans-either black or kidney, beef or shredded chicken or turkey instead of ground turkey, or even substitute the tomato sauce for enchilada sauce. The meat can be cooked in a microwave instead of a skillet for even more convenience and time saving."

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