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Ultimate Enchilada Casserole

Ultimate Enchilada Casserole

recipe ingredients
1 pound ground turkey
1/2 cup chopped onion
1/2 cup chopped green pepper
11/2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon vinegar
6 medium corn tortillas
1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
2 cans (10 ounces each) enchilada sauce, divided
1 cup shredded, fat-free cheddar cheese
1 can (101/2 ounces) reduced-fat, low-sodium cream of chicken soup
1 tablespoon chopped, canned green chiles

recipe directions
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Spray a 2-quart baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large nonstick skillet, cook the ground turkey. Add the onion, green pepper, dried oregano, chili powder, garlic powder, ground cumin, cayenne pepper and vinegar; cook until the onion is tender.

Remove the pan from the heat.

Cut the tortillas into 1-inch strips and then into thirds.

Line the baking dish with half of the tortillas. Top them with half of the meat mixture. Layer with the beans, the remaining meat mixture, one can of enchilada sauce, cheese and the remaining tortillas.

In a small mixing bowl combine the soup, the remaining can of enchilada sauce and the chopped green chiles; pour the sauce over the tortillas.

Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until the casserole is bubbly and heated through.

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Serves: 10 - Nutrition Information Per Serving:
calories total fat sat fat protein fiber sodium (mg) carbs ww pts
188 5 2 17 4 595 19 3
  • Donna Stone

    My family and I enjoyed this recipe greatly. To tone down the spiciness of the recipe we adjusted it to suit my kids. A dollop of fat free sour cream or ranch dressing made it a huge hit for them. My husband and I loved it just as it was.

  • Rachelle

    This is a great recipe! My husand and I love it – you get a big serving that’s very filling for very few points!

  • Michelle

    Very tasty recipe. I loved it! If you like mexican food and like this recipe also try the Cheesy CHicken Enchilladas. They are even better than this one!!

  • Renee

    Yummy

  • Wanda

    This was a big hit with my family. Instead of ground turkey I used leftover turkey breast from the christmas holidays!!! Yum Yum!!

  • Melinda

    This was delicious!
    Even my two young grandson’s (5 & 8) enjoyed this and that’s saying alot!

  • Bill

    This is awesome. I used a spicy enchilada sauce to kick it up a notch.

  • Joan

    Husband and I simply loved this! Served it on a bed of lettuce and I added some fat free sour cream to mine. Kids thought it was too spicey… but they’re not on a diet anyway!

  • Marina

    My entire family loves this. We live in Arizona and love our food spicy so I add a litte extra cayenne pepper. I added a dollop of ranch to get my 9yr old to eat one night and now she has asked for her “Ranch Enchilada’s” 2 nights in a row! Awesome recipe!

  • Pam

    I fixed this delicious casserole for my bunco group & everyone loved it I will definately fix it again for my family.

  • Elissa

    I made this several times, and made the following substitutions:

    1. I used rotisserie chicken in place of the ground turkey
    2. I swapped cream of mushroom soup (99% fat free) for the cream of chicken.

    In both cases, I didn’t have the designated ingredients on hand, and I used what I had. Still came out marvelous, and it’s a big hit, even with the kids!

  • Natalie

    Very good! I tweaked it a bit, I doubled up on the onions, used on green peppers (none in the house) used low-fat mexican cheese blend, and used turkish & adobe Penzey spices. I also used low-fat flour tortillas. The final results: delicious! I added a big dollop of low-fat sour cream to mine, and regular sour cream to my boyfriends, and he really liked it. His picky little brother even liked it. But just a note, use mild enchilada sauce unless you love spicy.

  • Carla

    This was such an easy recipe to make. It lasted a couple meals for us and was better the second day! I am going to make it for my ambulance crew on our next potluck!!

  • Anonymous

    I love this!! Have made it a few time now…the 1st time was too spicy for the kids so I left out the cayenne pepper. This has so much flavor!

  • Pam

    So easy – so good – simply the best!

  • Josh

    I made this with 75 % ground beef because my family doesnt eat ground turkey and it was good

  • Eve

    This was delicious, my husband and I loved it! I used lean ground beef for the ground turkey because that’s what I had on hand. I couldn’t find a small package of corn tortillas at the store (didn’t need 30 extra corn tortillas) so I used flour tortillas. I do not eat onions, so I used 1 tsp of onion powder for the chopped onion. Next time I will use a larger casserole dish. My 2 quart dish was nearly overflowing.

  • Libby

    My family loved this casserole!! We are a beef family and so I didn’t tell them what it was till after they were done!! Told them that we can now switch back and forth!! Love love love this recipe!! Can’t wait to make it again!! Thank you!! :)

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