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Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe

Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe

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. YIELD: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 (8 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese, divided


  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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.
  • 3. Cover and bake 20 minutes. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Yield: 10 servings.

Nutritional 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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habenaroman User ID: 7905288 238689
Reviewed Dec. 3, 2015


Rosemary Swope User ID: 1654672 223678
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7517831 221261
Reviewed Feb. 24, 2015

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

jgbex1 User ID: 5795516 94499
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2014

"This was good."

ojc0806 User ID: 4482783 208589
Reviewed May. 20, 2014

"Excellent! Made exactly as recipe states."

jo66 User ID: 6055005 94497
Reviewed 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"

Rebelbug User ID: 7062057 147828
Reviewed Sep. 29, 2013

"I make this without the peppers and use Whole grain and white corn tortillas from The Tortilla Factory. It's a fantastic thing to make at home or for a party."

KarenLiz User ID: 2217422 94495
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"I'm not a big fan of Mexican type food, but this was great! Even my 2 and 5 yr olds gobbled it up."

SarahKaci User ID: 7049790 148212
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"This was really good! Husband loved it. Was NOT a mushy mess for us. Will make again for sure. quick and easy :)"

Rebelbug User ID: 7062057 168457
Reviewed Dec. 29, 2012

"Made this at home, husband loved it. Took it to a potluck, everyone raved. Use low-sodium black beans if you can. Also I use a whole wheat and corn blend tortilla to make it healthier yet. Two percent reduced fat cheddar won't change the taste either. I add more cheese than the recipe calls for to make it decadent. Top it with light sour cream and you have perfection."

jturner81 User ID: 7058007 147953
Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"I made this last night and made a couple changes. Instead of 2 cans of beans, I used 1 can of beans and 1 can of corn. I also added a little extra cheese after the first layer of tortillas. My husband really enjoyed it and said that it was very flavorful. I didn't find it to be mushy at all."

Thrill913 User ID: 7057296 163767
Reviewed Dec. 26, 2012

"Delicious!! I am NOT a cook, and this was my first attempt at a casserole! Directions were easy to follow, ingredients weren't outrageous, and I didn't mess it up!! Thank you!"

jenton03 User ID: 5618391 208588
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2012

"The flavor was very good however, it really was a mushy mess. The texture was lacking quite a bit. It was just a big pile of soft polenta type dinner. I think there needs to be some crisp or firmness in here. If you were to take the first steps and possibly fill the tortillas with the mixture instead of layering, it may have stayed a better consistency. Also could have used some olives lettuce and tomato maybe a dallop of sour cream to top off."

faith7025 User ID: 1149408 162647
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"My husband and I liked this recipe. I cut everything in half and used a 9x7 dish. I mostly followed the recipe, but used chili powder in place of the onion powder and I used more cheese. Overall, easy and good."

myjoynotes User ID: 2393307 148136
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2012

"easy and delicious! This is a new family favorite."

montana20 User ID: 4997776 163766
Reviewed Jan. 18, 2012

"My husband loves. This works to cut recipe in half also."

misspooches User ID: 2582916 162547
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"I make this a couple times a month, my family loves it! So easy and makes enough for 3 of us it lasts a couple meals!"

misspooches User ID: 2582916 117448
Reviewed Apr. 11, 2011

"I made it without the green pepper and my family LOVED it! Will make every week or so."

cinderella312 User ID: 4580628 208587
Reviewed Mar. 29, 2011

"We were pleasantly surprised with this recipe, it was very good and had lots of flavor."

MrsRoot User ID: 5175258 148135
Reviewed Jan. 11, 2011

"Hallelujah! Praise the LORD! This is a keeper! I love this recipe. It felt like a guilt pleasure, but isn't. I'm so glad someone understands how to make healthy food taste like comfort food.

Okay, so I pretty much followed the recipe exactly. The only things I deviated on was using Fire Roasted Diced Tomatoes instead of Mexican Stewed Tomatoes (because I had them on hand and they're so close), tostadas instead of regular corn tortillas (the only diference is the shape, right?), and I didn't have onion powder. So with that in mind...
The preperation was a little more than I expected. I started with my large saucepan and wound up using a stock pot. This is a lot of food. But in the end, it was worth it.
My husband's stomach doesn't handle beef too well, so I'm looking for recipies with turkey. I am so glad I found this! I promise we will be making this for years to come =)"

swinny User ID: 1858482 162546
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"My daughter was home from college and I fixed this the night before Thanksgiving. What a nice treat and we all enjoyed it :)"

CARBNUT User ID: 5514616 147952
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2010

"My family loved it! Had left overs the next day."

wifenmomof3 User ID: 641480 94493
Reviewed Aug. 7, 2010

"Wow, we all loved this. I made this the first time for a ladies luncheon and everyone raved over it and had seconds. I still had enough for us at dinner that night and it went over really well. The only thing I did different was to use dry pinto beans that I cooked because that is what I had on hand. This dish is a keeper because its delicious, low fat (you'd never know!) and best of all fast and easy to make!"

purple1984 User ID: 5092241 162620
Reviewed Apr. 25, 2010

"This is one of my favorite recipes. It tastes great, it's really easy to make, and it tastes good left over!"

danasmom User ID: 1574538 94515
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2010

"This is a family favorite. My husband doesn't like corn tortillas, so I scoop out a bowl of the meat mixture, sprinkle some cheese on top, and he says it's the best chili he's ever had. The rest of us eat the casserole with the tortillas. Happy family."

cbybee User ID: 3897502 117445
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2010

"My family loved this dish. Full of flavor!"

ann.ross User ID: 1581352 162645
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2009

"My family loved this. It was easy and took little time."

zellmour User ID: 1772075 162639
Reviewed Oct. 21, 2009

"Absolutely delicious."

candcjensen User ID: 3590913 147825
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2009

"I love this casserole. It's easy to make and freezes nicely too. My 15 month old son loves it so I keep mini portions for him in the freezer when I need a special meal for him."

jshockling User ID: 1433705 168456
Reviewed Jul. 18, 2009

"This recipe is so delicious and hearty that it doesn't taste low fat. I recently started trying to reduce my sodium intake so I made it with no salt added tomato sauce/tomatoes and it was just as good as the original version."

Tingzen User ID: 540560 94513
Reviewed May. 21, 2009

"You won't believe this is low-fat! My husband requests this frequently, I make it 2-3 times a month. He'd be happier if I made it 2-3 times a week! I substitute diced tomatoes with green chilies for the stewed tomatoes, the flavor is much better."

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