These enchiladas are a great way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey. Serve with sour cream and refried beans if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

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  • In a small bowl, combine the cheese, onion, and black olives.

  • In a small skillet, heat enough oil to lightly coat one tortilla, and cook until soft. Remove and dip in enchilada sauce to coat.

  • Add turkey and cheese mixture to center of tortilla, roll and place in the prepared dish. Repeat until bottom layer of pan is covered with enchiladas. Spread enough sauce over bottom layer to cover.

  • Repeat process with a second layer; spread remaining sauce on top and sprinkle with remaining cheese mixture. Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until cheese is melted.

Nutrition Facts

673 calories; protein 41.4g 83% DV; carbohydrates 53.6g 17% DV; fat 33.5g 52% DV; cholesterol 135.6mg 45% DV; sodium 498.6mg 20% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
My family and I actually had a contest who could make the best leftover turkey, and I won with this recipe. I did make a few changes...I add 1/2 cup sour cream to the cheese and onion mixture, I took someone's advice and cooked the turkey on medium heat in water and taco seasoning, I also added a small can of green chiles to the cheese mixture, which I sauteed with the onions before adding to the enchiladas. I also used corn tortillas. These were delicious! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2004
As written this would have been quite bland for us however the basic recipe was a great use of my leftover roasted chicken. I added canned green chiles mexican seasonings and refried beans to my chicken mixture. I didn't dip my tortillas in the enchilada sauce either but just poured the sauce on the bottom of the pan and over the enchiladas. The end result was delicious. Thanks Marta! Read More
(54)
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  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
11/27/2006
My family and I actually had a contest who could make the best leftover turkey, and I won with this recipe. I did make a few changes...I add 1/2 cup sour cream to the cheese and onion mixture, I took someone's advice and cooked the turkey on medium heat in water and taco seasoning, I also added a small can of green chiles to the cheese mixture, which I sauteed with the onions before adding to the enchiladas. I also used corn tortillas. These were delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2005
I thought these were delicious. I did make a few changes, and used what was on hand. I took the turkey, shredded it and boiled it in taco seasoning, onions, and water for an hour. It turned out moist and tender and very flavorful. I also used flour tortillas and made my own enchilada sauce. Turned out very yummy! Thanks Read More
(129)
Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2005
My wife loved this recipe. She said they were the best enchiladas she has ever eaten. I added about 1 1/2 cup sour cream to the turkey and onion mixture and used flour tortillas instead of corn. This has become our new post-Thanksgiving tradition. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/23/2004
As written this would have been quite bland for us however the basic recipe was a great use of my leftover roasted chicken. I added canned green chiles mexican seasonings and refried beans to my chicken mixture. I didn't dip my tortillas in the enchilada sauce either but just poured the sauce on the bottom of the pan and over the enchiladas. The end result was delicious. Thanks Marta! Read More
(54)
Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2004
Very good. I did spice up the turkey with some garlic powder chili powder and cumin. Also added some chopped green chilies. Definately need 2 cans of sauce - I used one can mild and one can 'hot' and add a little extra garlic powder onion powder and chili powder to the sauce. This is the best way to use up left-over turkey! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/21/2006
I would cook the onions first. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/18/2004
This was very simple but I had to make a few small changes. It turned out to be dry so I just added a second can of sauce 2 more cups of cheese and more onion. I also did not roll the tortillas in the sauce the second time...I poured sauce in bottom of dish and again between each layer of tortillas. Also add a few seasonings or may taste a bit bland. My family loved them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2008
This is a delicious recipe. I did take Bren's advice and I used 2 cans of sauce and I also added some chopped jalapenos and topped the enchilada's with a little sour cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2002
The receipe is one of the easiest receipes' I have found!!!! Read More
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