Turkey Enchiladas Verdes Recipe
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Turkey Enchiladas Verdes Recipe

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Planning a fiesta night? These authentic-tasting enchiladas in spicy green sauce will please the whole family and you’ll be thankful for turkey leftovers.—Karyn Power, Arlington, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Bake: 30 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 32 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon canola oil, divided
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 cups cubed cooked turkey
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Mexican diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pickled jalapeno slices
  • 1 envelope taco seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 3 cans (10 ounces each) green enchilada sauce
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted
  • 3 cups (12 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • Sour cream and additional pickled jalapeno slices, optional

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 350 calories, 17g fat (5g saturated fat), 40mg cholesterol, 906mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 18g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, fry tortillas in batches, using 1/3 cup oil, for 5 seconds on each side or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  2. In the same skillet, saute onion in remaining oil until tender. Stir in the turkey, tomatoes, jalapenos, taco seasoning, cumin, oregano and basil; heat through.
  3. Combine enchilada sauce and soup. Spread 1/2 cup mixture into each of two 13x9-in. baking dishes. Place 2 tablespoons turkey mixture down the center of each tortilla; top with 1 tablespoon cheese. Roll up and place seam side down in prepared dishes. Pour remaining sauce over the top.
  4. Cover and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until heated through. Uncover; sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Garnish with sour cream and additional jalapenos if desired. Yield: 16 servings.
Originally published as Turkey Enchiladas Verdes in Country Woman October/November 2010, p39

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ebramkamp User ID: 702841 238482
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2015

"What a great and tasty dish for your turkey leftovers. This tastes fresh and will tickle the taste buds. I will definitely make these again."

grillwendy User ID: 6369099 187340
Reviewed Nov. 29, 2011

"Never done enchiladas before...but they were a great success...a great way to recycle Thanksgiving..."

stephanieann1983 User ID: 6213014 184095
Reviewed Oct. 18, 2011

"I really liked this recipe. I didn't have enough room in the pans for all of the enchiladas so we ate some taco-style and it was terrific. I would definitely recommend this recipe."

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