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Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Every time I make this for guests, I end up sharing my recipe!—Debra Martin of Belleville, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 jar (16 ounces) salsa
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon each onion powder, garlic powder and ground cumin
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 2 cups shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided


  • In a large nonstick saucepan coated with cooking spray, cook turkey, green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain. Stir in beans, salsa, tomato sauce, tomatoes, onion powder, garlic powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Spread 1 cup meat sauce into a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Top with six tortillas. Spread with half the remaining meat sauce; sprinkle with 1 cup cheese. Layer with remaining tortillas and meat sauce.
  • Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 318 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 936mg sodium, 37g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 7g fiber), 21g protein.

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  • maball
    Nov 19, 2020

    Very good- full of flavor. I added a can of corn and did not have the green pepper. Sub'd diced tomatoes for the stewed as I did not have them. Really liked it.

  • Jeff
    May 27, 2020

    Didn't have a "green chilie" so left that out but added a little red chilie powder instead. Also, couldn't find Mexican stewed tomatoes so just used regular kind. Doubled ground turkey to 2 lbs instead of one and used 3 cups of shredded cheese instead of 2. Plus I sprinkled some sliced black olives across the top. Had to simmer longer than instructed so not too soupy. Looks great. Will see how they like it!

  • drag0nrid3r
    Dec 27, 2018

    This was an easy way to use up turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving. I used the shredded turkey meat and did everything else exactly the way the recipe indicated. It was well received.

  • Annice
    Jul 26, 2017

    Fabulous! This was a HUGE hit tonight!

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  • Rosemary Swope
    Mar 27, 2015

    When our Daughter-in-law made this for the family I knew I had to have the recipe too. It is healthy and easy.

  • rebcec
    Feb 24, 2015

    Excellent recipe. Although I did use flour tortillas and less cheese.

  • jgbex1
    Oct 22, 2014

    This was good.

  • ojc0806
    May 20, 2014

    Excellent! Made exactly as recipe states.

  • jo66
    Nov 19, 2013

    Very good recipe. My son used to be a chef and I asked him what he thought and he really liked it. The taste might be different depending on the salsa and canned items you use. Also used flour tortillas . I would recommend having sour cream as a topping. Definitely a keeper