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Contest-Winning Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

Contest-Winning Turkey Enchiladas Recipe

My family likes these enchiladas so much that they request a turkey dinner several times a year just so I'll make this dish with the leftovers. I usually double it because I feed three growing boys—two teenagers and my husband! —Beverly Matthews, Pasco, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 40 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked long grain rice
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup canned chopped green chilies
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe or green olives with pimientos
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 8 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 1 can (28 ounces) green enchilada sauce, divided
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided


  • 1. In a large saucepan, combine the first 10 ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 20 minutes. Remove from the heat.
  • 2. Place 1/2 cup turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla; top each with 1 teaspoon enchilada sauce and 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour remaining enchilada sauce over top; sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • 3. Cover and bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Uncover; bake 8-10 minutes longer or until bubbly. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 537 calories, 21g fat (10g saturated fat), 76mg cholesterol, 1367mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein.

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dukeybean User ID: 6969327 259140
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2017

"I did not like them so wet. I would half the enchilada sauce and try cooking the rice in the chicken stock if I decide to make these again."

judylscott User ID: 1329253 257330
Reviewed Nov. 26, 2016

"This recipe has a good flavor and I will try it again, but with corn tortillas. The flour tortillas turned gelatinous. Also, I would like it with guacamole, sour cream and salsa!"

lmmanda User ID: 1101093 170956
Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"This was very good, but next time I'm going to sauté the onions so they aren't as crunchy . My husband and daughter don't like onions so they wouldn't eat them due to the crunchy onions."

Jibbelle User ID: 1669017 102261
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2014

"My family LOVES this recipe, but I suggest using the broth to make the rice and not using cooked rice + broth as the recipe suggests. It turns out VERY watery if you do this. Also, I use black olives, not green olives as seen in the picture."

GinaDes User ID: 6699821 139935
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This is seriously one of the best enchilada recipes I've ever made! The green enchilada sauce makes this fabulous!!! I did add an extra tsp of cumin and some hot salt and pepper. My family ate it all and asked for more! Want to add that it does take longer than 40 minutes to prepare, but it is SO worth it!!!"

nike11 User ID: 5964767 139933
Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"i used chicken worked out great"

obxgoer User ID: 2649993 170235
Reviewed Apr. 20, 2011

"I also used chicken instead of turkey and it was wonderful. The fresh cilantro makes all the difference!"

Silvercook User ID: 1676569 101354
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"Finally a recipe that contains all of the ingredients I love in Mexican cooking. I especially love green enchilada sauce. Thank you Beverly for a great dish and thank you TOH for printing it."

susanearly User ID: 4486694 170955
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"I made this and took it to work to share with coworkers and everyone loved it! Freezes well too."

msvplinda User ID: 1698652 99464
Reviewed Feb. 6, 2008

"I'm always looking for chicken recipes so I tried this recipe using chicken. Delicious! Also, I'm not a fan of green sauce, so I used Red Enchilada Sauce instead. My family already is asking when I'll make this again!"

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