James Carrier
Makes 8 to 10 servings

With more online raves than any other recipe on Sunset.com, this homey, comforting casserole summons up the past in the best possible way. Everything about it is familiar and easy: tortillas layered with ground turkey, enchilada sauce, and seasonings, plus lots of cheese. We love it with ground beef, too.

How to Make It

Step 1

In a 5- to 6-quart pan over high heat, stir turkey, onion, garlic, oregano, and cumin in oil until turkey is crumbly and no longer pink, about 4 minutes. Stir in 1 cup enchilada sauce. Add salt to taste.

Step 2

Meanwhile, cut tortillas in half. Arrange a fourth of the halves evenly over the bottom of a shallow 3-quart casserole, overlapping to fit. Sprinkle a fourth of the cheese evenly over the tortillas, then top with a third of the turkey mixture and a fourth of the remaining enchilada sauce, spreading each level. Repeat to make two more layers of tortillas, cheese, turkey mixture, and sauce; top with another layer of tortillas and sauce, then cheese.

Step 3

Bake in a 425° regular or convection oven until cheese is melted and casserole is hot in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro.

Ratings & Reviews


December 10, 2017
This was terrible and there is no rating less than 1 star but if there were, this recipe would qualify.

HBryant's Review

August 03, 2009
this was really great. i made it with salsa and added some green chili's...it made about 6 servings for me.

dawn901's Review

April 15, 2014
Pretty tastey. I used ground chicken instead of turkey...personal preference. I also added a can of drained & rinsed black beans...

NinaS4's Review

August 20, 2013
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)

dinnertime5's Review

June 15, 2011
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.

krista010105's Review

January 10, 2012
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 ;-)

BarbSmith's Review

August 16, 2012
Excellent flavor and easy to prepare. I added a layer of black beans. Quick dish to make after work.

Kddupuy's Review

March 14, 2014
Very yummy! Wish I would have made two and put one in the freezer for next time.

bafinaire's Review

May 11, 2010
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.

lhansen's Review

November 11, 2011