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Turkey Enchilada Lasagna

The whole family will love the familiar southwestern flavors in this turkey Mexican lasagna. —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
  • Salsa and sour cream, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, cook turkey, onion and peppers over medium-high heat until turkey is no longer pink, breaking up turkey into crumbles, 5-7 minutes. Stir in cream cheese and chili powder.
  • Pour enchilada sauce into a shallow bowl. Dip tortillas in sauce to coat. Place two tortillas in a 13x9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray; spread with half of 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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  • 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.

  • mehalv
    Jan 13, 2013

    Loved this recipe! I substituted lean ground beef sirloin for ground turkey and it tasted great. Very hearty and filling. I agree with another reviewer that you could not tell the cream cheese was fat-free.

  • Sunshi500
    Oct 29, 2012

    This was a very good healthier option - very creamy, you couldn't even tell it was fat-free cream cheese! The only thing I might do different is half the recipe, as we were only cooking for two, but it still tasted good leftover.

  • deeter18
    Oct 16, 2012

    Even my picky eater and his friend loved this one! I doubled everything and only had a few slices left.

  • mjtotch
    Apr 5, 2012

    This did not work for was very mushy on the insides and the outside burned.

  • yumyumchef
    Mar 23, 2012

    Also works great in a large pie plate!