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Turkey Enchilada Lasagna

Everyone will devour this layered southwestern casserole when you bring it to the table. It boasts familiar enchilada flavors in every mouthwatering bite. Feel free to use ground beef in place of the ground turkey if you'd like. —Julie Cackler, West Des Moines, Iowa
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 20 min. + standing
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground turkey
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, chopped
  • 1 package (8 ounces) fat-free cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 can (10 ounces) enchilada sauce
  • 6 whole wheat flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • Optional: Salsa and sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and peppers over medium-high heat until turkey is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes, breaking turkey into crumbles. Stir in cream cheese and chili powder.
  • Pour enchilada sauce into a shallow bowl. Dip tortillas in sauce to coat. Place 2 tortillas in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; spread with half the turkey mixture. Sprinkle with 1/3 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and cheese.
  • Bake, uncovered, until heated through and cheese is melted, 20-25 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. If desired, serve with salsa and sour cream.
    Freeze option: Cover and freeze unbaked lasagna. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Remove from refrigerator 30 minutes before baking. Preheat oven to 400°. Bake lasagna as directed, increasing time as necessary to heat through and for a thermometer inserted in center to read 165°.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 282 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 697mg sodium, 27g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • Leslie
    Nov 5, 2020

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  • JLinnGS
    Jan 28, 2019

    Very good and easy. Great flavor

  • jgbex1
    Feb 27, 2018

    It was very good. Could of used a little more spice. I would add green chilies next time

  • randcbruns
    Aug 15, 2014

    We made this one with ground pork instead of turkey and used white corn tortillas. It was amazing. It is simple and oh so good.

  • lberry222
    Sep 11, 2013

    Super good!!!

  • kluebeck5
    Aug 3, 2013

    My husband wants it with corn tortillas next time. Also I didn't really stick to the meat guidelines. I like to mass cook hamburger meat so I just pulled out what I thought would be enough. I will definitely be adding more meat next time. I have big guys to feed. This was extremely easy to throw together though. Great for any night I am rushed with homework and kids.

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    May 12, 2013

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    Mar 23, 2013

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