Turkey Enchilada Casserole

  • mslindann Posted: 03/04/09
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    This is a amazing casserole, so easy to make and very tasty. When my college age son is home from school I know I will be making several batches for him to take back. Great and easy.

  • lillieofthevaly Posted: 05/06/09
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    This was so super easy and AMAZING! I will definitely make again.

  • HBryant Posted: 08/03/09
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    this was really great. i made it with salsa and added some green chili's...it made about 6 servings for me.

  • southernchef Posted: 09/27/09
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    My family loved this dinner!! Next time I make this I will double the recipe. I served it with black beans and a salad with salsa. Would definitely suggest this meal.

  • corinneja Posted: 08/31/09
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    This is a good weeknight recipe, though probably not a repeat for me. I added some diced green chiles, used mild enchilada sauce and added a pinch of chipotle chili powder. It was good, but lacking something I couldn't quite place...perhaps cornmeal.

  • erincook Posted: 12/18/09
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    Yum! I'd make again. Great way to get rid of leftover (Thanksgiving) turkey too. I used leftover that we had & it still tasted fine even though it was cooked already. I wasn't sure on how much turkey I had, or how big my casserole dish was, but I just threw it all in there & it tasted great! My hubby loved it and my 3 yr and 18-month old both ate it. I made it w/ the mild enchilada sauce & used reduced fat Mexican blend cheese. Suggestions about the black beans & corn sound good too. Super easy to make.

  • adl880 Posted: 12/26/08
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    Not only was this recipe easy to make, but everyone loved it!

  • CallGirl Posted: 01/19/09
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    Really easy recipe! And so delicious. I was kind of worried because sometimes turkey can be bland and dry, but that was not the case here. Didn't miss the beef at all. Served with black beans and salad. I highly recommend this dish.

  • mcraven Posted: 01/12/09
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    Easy to make, and turned out wonderfully! I used ground chicken instead of turkey, and added a couple of chipotle chiles to the filling to give it a little kick.

  • carlybarley7 Posted: 03/11/09
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    Great the way I made it!! I don't know about the base recipe itself, but my family loved it with the changes I added. I sauteed the onions for a bit first then added one small can of hot green chilies and extra garlic and sauteed all of that before adding salted and peppered turkey (only 1.2 lbs). Added the cumin and oregano as well as chili powder and paprika and then one can each of no salt added corn and black beans plus a little chopped cilantro and stirred together. Added the cup of enchilada sauce and let it all cook together a minute before continuing with the casserole layering part of the recipe. Served with some homemade guacamole and diced tomatoes no side. Came out delicious but spicy DO NOT MAKE IT WITH HOT GREEN CHILIES IF YOU DON'T LIKE SPICY!! Definitely will make this again.

  • mrsjohnson Posted: 01/20/09
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    This recipe was super easy, cheap, and delicious! My husband, who is a big fan of red meat, couldn't tell that I used ground turkey instead of ground beef! I followed the recipe exactly and I wouldn't change a thing! GREAT RECIPE, I am definitely going to make this again! We can't wait to enjoy the leftovers for the rest of the week!

  • Anfranz22 Posted: 01/21/10
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    this was soooo good! i added diced green peppers with the onions and garlic and would consider black or pinto beans next time too. my 7 yr old is notoriously picky and she loved this! I also used the low fat Mexican cheese blend. This will be a regular in our house!

  • FromScratch Posted: 05/12/09
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    Such an easy recipe, and so tasty. I will omit the salt next time--the enchilada sauce was salty enough. Also next time I think I'll add black beans and corn. But this recipe is wonderful just as it is. Great for potlucks, and also great for kids and adults alike. Five stars.

  • bafinaire Posted: 05/11/10
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    So easy and so good, I used 1 hot enchilada sauce and two mediums, threw in two extra chipotle peppers with adobe sauce I had left over from another recipe. I can tell it would be good even without those. I strongly recommend this for a quick and tasty dinner.

  • dmloss Posted: 03/07/10
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    I thought this recipe was really good. I used hot red enchilada sauce, but next time I might use medium. This was so much easier than regular enchiladas, but just as good! Will definitely make again.

  • mamita Posted: 09/12/09
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    Delicious! So easy to make too. I served with black beans and rice. I might add a little spice next time but other than that was great as written. My picky eater husband who previously turned his nose up at ground turkey thought this dish was fabulous. A great way to have the Mexican food we love without all the fat and calories! Will make again and again!

  • lynsey Posted: 07/23/09
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    This was a really good recipe, and so quick and easy to make. Being from the Southern US, I really love spicy food so I added some chopped jalapenos and some habanero sauce to the mix, and it turned out great! I also used low fat Weight Watchers cheddar cheese instead of Monterrey Jack (only because my supermarket didn't have it) and had to also substitute chile con carne cooking sauce for enchilada sauce but in the end, it turned out fine! I would recommend this dish!

  • Lou Bear Posted: 01/23/10
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    This recipe is simple, inexpensive and tasty. I halved the recipe, since I was only cooking for two, and baked it in an 8x8 dish. It worked great but I cut the cooking time by five minutes.

  • peaches09 Posted: 02/07/10
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    This recipe has become a family favorite. It's easy to make, healthy, and satisfies our craving for Mexican food. I use Hatch brand Medium Enchilada Sauce - it adds some bite. I bake the casserole at 400 degrees, covered for 15 minutes then uncovered for last 5 minutes. Try this recipe - it's a winner!

  • Hallie5 Posted: 07/24/10
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    My family really enjoyed this. Very tasty.

  • Laura510 Posted: 10/10/09
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    This dish was fantastic. Very easy to prepare. I used low-fat Mexican cheese blend instead of plain Jack cheese (I added a bit more than 2 cups because I ran out at for the top). I paired the meal with Spanish yellow rice, some fresh salsa and low fat sour cream. My whole family loved it -even my 3 year old. Everyone is already asking when I will make it again!!

  • DaphneT Posted: 02/11/10
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    Not much else to add except that I would probably cover with foil for half of the baking time, then remove for the last half; the cheese topping became very hard and crusty despite the enchilada sauce. Otherwise, it's a great meal with good flavor. Definitely use light Mexican blend cheese - no need to go full-fat on this one. I served this with fresh salsa, hot sauce, and a side salad of avocado/grape tomato/romaine with lime-cumin dressing.

  • RobinKnutson923 Posted: 02/02/11
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    Made it vegan by using Daiya cheddar shreds (soy, gluten & cholesterol free) and shredded vegetable protein!

  • LauraMM Posted: 03/02/10
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    Loved this dish and it was fairly quick to make. Used whole wheat tortillas, and added a can of corn and small can of sliced olives to the meat mixture. Half hot and half mild enchilada sauce gave it a nice kick. Be sure to cover the first 15 minutes; uncover for another 5 minutes or until bubbly hot!

  • Janice424 Posted: 06/24/10
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    This recipe is so good. I make this regularly and my husband loves it. Very easy to make.

  • dinnertime5 Posted: 06/15/11
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    We love this recipe! I make it exactly as stated and our family of 5 loves it. Some eat it as served. Others top it off with sour cream and salsa. It's wonderful and a great way to use ground turkey.

  • Jennielynsoper Posted: 11/09/11
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    Family loved this one! Served with a dolp of sour cream to mellow out some of the spice and my family gobbled up the whole thing! We will be making this again.

  • krista010105 Posted: 01/10/12
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    my family loved this recipe!!!! though next time im going to grate the onion so my kids dont complain about onion. I didnt add any salt and i used jennie-o extra lean turkey instad of regular turkey and used 1.25 lbs since that is what the package is sold in that made it 197 calories for a serving and i got 9 servings using a square pan. and i cant cook at all but i did it!!!! and got pictures to prove it ;-)

  • Amandaduncan Posted: 01/26/12
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    Yum, added black beans and a half block of low fat cream cheese to the turkey mix to make it a little more creamy. Was very good, I would make it again.

  • hesto1 Posted: 01/17/12
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    I felt like this was just okay. It was quick to come together, but not very impressive.

  • scargosun Posted: 02/15/12
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    OMG! So good! I added some corn that I had in the freezer from the summer and a bell pepper and debated about adding zucchini and black beans as well. I decided to hold off on the beans and zucchini this time but will add next time. You could add just about any veg you have on hand. I used 1 can mild enchilada sauce, and 1 can medium and I think it worked perfectly. I chopped up some avocado and it cuts the spicy without taking away flavor. LOVE THIS!!!

  • melavar13 Posted: 05/30/12
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    I made the enchilada sauce and refried beans for this recipe- I think they were worth it, but would easily make this a quick mid-week meal. I also added a medium salsa to the layers to spice it up a little.

  • Monique1672 Posted: 03/20/12
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    It was good. The only problem is that it was kind of soupy and hard to get out in actual sections. The taste was really good!

  • SaraJufer Posted: 09/08/12
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    I made this according to recipe tonight and it was really good. I will add some jalapenos and pinto beans next time I make this. It was really fast and easy.

  • sunmom Posted: 08/15/12
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    I give this 5 stars! Although i did make a few adjustments just based on what I had on hand. I added corn and black beans to the onion/turkey mixture and also about a cup of salsa and a cup of canned tomatoes (instead of doing the enchilada sauce - didn't have it) Also I added in a about a 1/4cup of sour cream to the mixture too for a little creamier mixture. I used flour tortillas - and did all the rest the same. I also sprayed the bottom of my baking dish with spray so nothing would stick. Came out great --- my 4 and 2 year old both ate it all up. Cut out of pan really easily and wasn't runny at all. Will make again!

  • alberta86 Posted: 11/15/12
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    Simple yet delicious. It's only as good as your favorite enchilada sauce though. First I tried a Mexican brand and the casserole was great! My husband raved over it. Then I tried Old El Paso and it wasn't as good.

  • BarbSmith Posted: 08/16/12
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    Excellent flavor and easy to prepare. I added a layer of black beans. Quick dish to make after work.

  • Athena6 Posted: 08/11/12
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    I love this recipe and make it during the cold months. Very filling and low cal. However I've found it doesn't freeze real well.

  • TreenL Posted: 12/18/12
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    I love making this on a cool day when we have people over to watch football. I add black beans or nonfat refried beans, canned corn, and sliced black olives and/or chopped green onions to the top, served with lowfat sour cream.

  • Tonirae Posted: 03/11/12
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    Made this tonight...even the picky teenager ate it.was really good!!! I cooked it a little longer to make the cheese a little bit crispy on top....so good. Wouldn't change anything else!

  • Waterfallaurie Posted: 08/10/12
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    Great recipe! I'll add salsa or jalepenos next time because my husband and I like spicy food. I like scargosun's idea to add corn and zucchini. Will try that next time.

  • Judie2152 Posted: 04/25/13
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    Very good. Used some of the suggestions - salsa, corn, green chilies & used chopped cooked turkey breast rather than ground. Also used low carb tortillas. Worked very well.

  • dawn901 Posted: 04/15/14
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    Pretty tastey. I used ground chicken instead of turkey...personal preference. I also added a can of drained & rinsed black beans...

  • steponme Posted: 11/27/13
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    Delicious; followed recipe, except for sprinkling with black olives and chopped green onion before baking.

  • NinaS4 Posted: 08/20/13
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    WOW! I usually don't eat enchiladas, but this was awesome. I will definitely be making this again. Next time I might add more toppings. (Example: mushrooms)

  • Kddupuy Posted: 03/14/14
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    Very yummy! Wish I would have made two and put one in the freezer for next time.

  • Bigdaddy316 Posted: 04/04/14
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    Great recipe as is but will be easy to enhance with olives or peppers to taste. My kids loved it and they usually don't like anything but the meat on their taco. I made my own own enchilada sauce and it was still quick to put together. With premade sauce this would be an excellent weeknight recipe - could be put together in 10-15 minutes.

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