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Turkey Enchiladas

 Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States and many of us will be gathering around the table with family and friends to have our traditional meal of Turkey with all the fixings and side dishes that our families enjoy. For dessert there will be pumpkin pie and other favorites. Over the next few days we might wonder what to do with the leftover turkey. Here is one idea for those leftovers.

  • Flour or Corn tortillas
  • Shredded cooked turkey
  • Shredded Cheese
  • Refried or whole beans (black, ranch or pinto)
  • Enchilada or Ranchero Sauce

Take one flour or corn tortilla at a time and fill with shredded leftover turkey, a little shredded cheese and refried or whole beans.  Fold and place seam side down in a casserole dish side by side. Cover with your favorite sauce and more cheese.  Bake in 350 degree oven for 30 minutes or until sauce bubbles well and cheese melts.

I used green enchilada sauce and flour tortillas because that is what I had on hand. Corn tortillas would lend themselves well to this recipe. A red ranchero sauce instead of the green enchilada sauce would be a moce alternative.You could also substitute your favorite salsa in place of the sauce for this simple turkey leftover dish. If you only need a quick meal for one, place ingredients in your choice of tortilla and heat in the microwave.

Happy Thanksgiving! We at MGCC are very thankful for all of you!


  1. Those look wonderful....will have to give a try. No leftovers here, though, as we are traveling to brother's place for dinner (maybe I can talk them out of a couple of pieces!!!). Blessings, Doreen

  2. Those plates remind me of my grandmas teapot and some dishes she had when I was growing up!

  3. Is there a recipe for the green enchilada sauce?

    1. Anonymous,
      I didn't make my own sauce for this, I bought it. There are a couple other enchilada sauce recipes on our blog. One of them here
      If you want a green sauce specifically you could google it. There are several to choose from.

  4. Beautiful table setting Angharad

  5. Such a beautiful table setting!! These enchiladas sound wonderful (even though I am STILL overstuffed from thanksgiving dinner) haha. What a GREAT alternative to turkey sandwiches.

  6. What an inviting Thanksgiving table. So lovely as always Ellen. Happy Thanksgiving weekend to you and your family. I can imagine the food is wonderful as are the left overs.

  7. Just made this last night with the last of the turkey in our fridge and am so glad I froze a few bags of shredded turkey because this dish will be reappearing on our table quite soon! Sooo- good! I made it with some quick homemade flour tortillas and a jar of salsa and it was amazing.