This is one of my favorite leftover turkey recipes; one my mom always made after a turkey dinner. I love it because it's simple, healthy and delicious.
Loaded with veggies and Mexican flavors, this recipe is also a nice change up from the typical turkey dinner leftovers! This recipe is also a Weight Watchers friendly @ only 4 WW points on the blue plan.
These Turkey Enchiladas are bursting with fresh veggies, Mexican flavors and most importantly, they are quick and easy to make. You don't have to make any special enchilada sauce or sautee any veggies. You quickly chop the turkey, microwave the veggies and it comes together in about 30 minutes. Who wants to do a ton of cooking when they just finished making a big turkey dinner anyway? Not me!
Leftover Turkey Ideas
I LOVE leftover turkey. In fact, I purposely make extra turkey so I will have leftovers. However, leftovers are usually gone pretty fast in my house. I'm lucky if I get to make a leftover recipe for the blog. The only other leftover turkey recipes I have are my Leftover Turkey, Cranberry & Brie Panini , Leftover Roasted Turkey & Black Currant Brie Bites. and The 5 Minute Turkey Bacon Ranch Wrap. So this year I cooked a 23 lb turkey for the 4 of us! That way, I was guaranteed leftovers. But the beauty of this recipe is that doesn't require very much leftover turkey (only 2 cups).
Healthy Leftover Turkey Recipes
After overindulging on a holiday dinner, I need healthy leftover turkey recipes in my back pocket! I want to be able to get back on track with healthy eating, yet I still have turkey. And that's why this recipe is ideal! It's only 4 WW points on blue. My Weight Watchers Turkey Reuben Panini is another great use for leftover turkey that's WW friendly at 6 WW points on the blue plan.
This recipe is also a little different that the usual leftover turkey sandwich and adds a little spice to your leftover repertoire. So, if you're looking for easy, healthy and Weight Watchers friendly ways to use up that leftover turkey, then give these Easy Leftover Turkey Enchiladas a try!
And for even more leftover recipes, be sure to check out the links below the recipe card.
You can also visit my Leftovers Reinvented Board on Pinterest!
Leftover Turkey Enchiladas
- 2 cups leftover turkey chopped
- 1 whole red pepper chopped
- ½ cup green onion chopped
- 2 stalks celery chopped
- 1 cup fresh mushrooms, sliced -8 oz/227 g
- 2 tbsp tamed jalapenos chopped
- 1 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
- ⅔ cup -canned black olives, sliced -ml can
- 1 cup low-fat cheddar cheese grated
- 1 ½ cups salsa
- 12 -10 inch tortillas
- additional chopped fresh cilantro
- additional salsa
- non-fat sour cream
- Preheat oven and spray two 9X13 casserole dishes with non-stick cooking spray
- Wash and chop mushrooms, celery, green onion and red pepper. Place in microwave safe bowl and cook for 7 minutes on high.
- Add chopped leftover turkey, tamed jalapenos, 1 tbsp cilantro, black olives, ¾ cup salsa and ½ cup of cheddar cheese to vegetables and stir.
- Add about ⅔ cup of mixture to middle of each tortilla,
- Then fold over one end from the bottom. (See NOTES for Video)
- Next, fold in on each side of tortilla.
- Then roll to the top.
- Place 6 enchiladas in each casserole dish.
- Top with remaining ¾ cup salsa.
- Then top with remaining ½ cup cheddar cheese, dividing evenly between all enchiladas. * I grate the cheese for the top a little finer.
- Bake in preheated oven for 20 minutes.
- Sprinkle with additional chopped fresh cilantro and garnish with additional salsa and sour cream, if desired. Serve warm.
More Leftover Recipes!
This recipe is part of The Country Cook Weekend Potluck!