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Hearty Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Hearty Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Enchilada Casserole is a hearty satisfying entree. Marcia Schmiedt of Anchorage, Alaska shares the recipe.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/3 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa


  • 1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey, onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with the flour, chili powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until reduced.
  • 2. In another skillet, fry tortillas in remaining oil for about 15 seconds, turning once. Drain well. Cut nine tortillas in half. Place cut edge of one tortilla against each short side of a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Place cut edge of two tortillas against long sides of dish, overlapping to fit. Place a whole tortilla in center.
  • 3. Spoon 2 cups of meat mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat sauce.
  • 4. Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 430 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.

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Peggie0203 User ID: 2074993 83958
Reviewed Aug. 30, 2014

"Very good comfort food flavour and easy to make. I did add some peppers (bell & jalapeño) to add flavour, nutrition, and volume.

I used 5, 9" flour tortillas (did not fry them), as we can't get corn tortillas here. Next time I'll use just 2 cups water for the meat sauce, as the tortillas were soggy with 3 cups."

megan.reasoner User ID: 7434201 29731
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"We really liked this! It had a lot of flavor and it was something different! ! I usually would make hamburger with this type of recipe so I was a little nervous about the turkey but it was really good!"

shecooksalot User ID: 5888460 83953
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2014

"I actually thought that my family and I wouldn't like this one, but we did. I did make some changes, including not using oil to cook the ground turkey, nor did I fry the tortillas. I also used 9 tortillas instead of 12 because I misread the recipe, but it still tasted good and saved some calories that way! I also added some pickled mild jalepeno slices that we had in the fridge (about 1/2 cup total) to the top of each layer to add some kick to it. I also ran out of chili powder 1/2 Tbsp. in, so I substituted about 1 1/2 Tbsp. taco seasoning for the rest of the it. Simple and yummy recipe that my family ate and didn't complain about!"

PreciousPirate User ID: 6325821 77917
Reviewed Dec. 2, 2012

"It was a bit bland after all the spices and seasonings were added. While I thought it was bland, we will make it again but add more spices to add more dimension to the meat."

tea-talk User ID: 3784836 30737
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"This recipe is ok - not very spicy, so if that's what you're looking for, it is fine. I would add more chili powder next time and probably more seasoned salt. I found it to be rather bland. Putting salsa on top helped, though. I'd never fried tortillas before so this was definitely an experience for me! I set the smoke alarm off a couple of times! All in all, not a bad recipe, but not worth a smoky kitchen!"

anna1949 User ID: 5494004 77915
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2010

"had left over BBQ so i chopped up ribs, links, sausage and chicken and followed the rest of the recipe exactly, really tickled the taste buds. Family loved it and we have actually decided that next time we will us the ground turkey. Marcia Schmiedt of Anchorage, you really out did yourself on this one!!!!!"

katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 77909
Reviewed Jul. 22, 2010

"Loved this casserole. I used ground beef instead of turkey."

RenaeR User ID: 4266811 30736
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2010

"WONDERFUL... I will certainly make this recipe again, simply because my family completely love it so much! The pickiest family member even volunteered to eat leftovers the next day! :)"

jjbates26 User ID: 1127071 29730
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2010

"Kids love it! Very tasty and makes a lot! Great for a big family!!!"

veronicamami User ID: 4812586 86221
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2010

"this is economical and sinfully delicious love it"

phxsbrowns User ID: 4510567 29727
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2009

"This was really great! I substituted ground beef for turkey and next time will try flour tortillas instead of the corn."

cookbookmom User ID: 807408 76170
Reviewed May. 2, 2009

"I substituted ground beef for the turkey and flour tortillas for the corn ones. Was fabulous! Didn't use quite as much cheese as called for."

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