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Hearty Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole is a hearty satisfying entree. Marcia Schmiedt of Anchorage, Alaska shares the recipe.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 pound ground turkey
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1/3 cup vegetable oil, divided
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 12 corn tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups salsa


  • In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the turkey, onions and garlic in 1 tablespoon oil until no longer pink; drain. Sprinkle with the flour, chili powder, seasoned salt and pepper. Add water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until reduced.
  • In another skillet, fry tortillas in remaining oil for about 15 seconds, turning once. Drain well. Cut nine tortillas in half. Place cut edge of one tortilla against each short side of a greased 11x7-in. baking dish. Place cut edge of two tortillas against long sides of dish, overlapping to fit. Place a whole tortilla in center.
  • Spoon 2 cups of meat mixture over tortillas; sprinkle with 1/2 cup cheese. Repeat layers. Top with remaining tortillas and meat sauce.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 375° for 20 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake 5-10 minutes longer or until cheese is melted. Serve with salsa.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 430 calories, 27g fat (9g saturated fat), 63mg cholesterol, 634mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 5g fiber), 17g protein.

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  • astarzynski
    Mar 9, 2020

    The whole family enjoyed it!

  • Peggie0203
    Aug 30, 2014

    Very good comfort food flavour and easy to make. I did add some peppers (bell & jalapeño) to add flavour, nutrition, and volume.I used 5, 9" flour tortillas (did not fry them), as we can't get corn tortillas here. Next time I'll use just 2 cups water for the meat sauce, as the tortillas were soggy with 3 cups.

  • megan.reasoner
    Aug 25, 2014

    We really liked this! It had a lot of flavor and it was something different! ! I usually would make hamburger with this type of recipe so I was a little nervous about the turkey but it was really good!

  • shecooksalot
    Feb 19, 2014

    I actually thought that my family and I wouldn't like this one, but we did. I did make some changes, including not using oil to cook the ground turkey, nor did I fry the tortillas. I also used 9 tortillas instead of 12 because I misread the recipe, but it still tasted good and saved some calories that way! I also added some pickled mild jalepeno slices that we had in the fridge (about 1/2 cup total) to the top of each layer to add some kick to it. I also ran out of chili powder 1/2 Tbsp. in, so I substituted about 1 1/2 Tbsp. taco seasoning for the rest of the it. Simple and yummy recipe that my family ate and didn't complain about!

  • PreciousPirate
    Dec 2, 2012

    It was a bit bland after all the spices and seasonings were added. While I thought it was bland, we will make it again but add more spices to add more dimension to the meat.

  • marybergfeld
    Aug 16, 2012

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  • tea-talk
    Jun 7, 2011

    This recipe is ok - not very spicy, so if that's what you're looking for, it is fine. I would add more chili powder next time and probably more seasoned salt. I found it to be rather bland. Putting salsa on top helped, though. I'd never fried tortillas before so this was definitely an experience for me! I set the smoke alarm off a couple of times! All in all, not a bad recipe, but not worth a smoky kitchen!

  • anna1949
    Oct 6, 2010

    had left over BBQ so i chopped up ribs, links, sausage and chicken and followed the rest of the recipe exactly, really tickled the taste buds. Family loved it and we have actually decided that next time we will us the ground turkey. Marcia Schmiedt of Anchorage, you really out did yourself on this one!!!!!

  • katlaydee3
    Jul 22, 2010

    Loved this casserole. I used ground beef instead of turkey.

  • sherrythomas
    Jun 13, 2010

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