Creamy Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas

Creamy Cheesy Turkey Enchiladas

  • prep: 15 min
  • cook: 45 min
  • total: 1 hr
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  • Summary

    Why cook an extra big turkey for Thanksgiving or the holidays? Lots of leftovers! Here’s one of the best ways I can think of to use some of that leftover turkeyâ??creamy cheesy turkey enchiladasâ??flour tortillas filled with chopped cooked turkey, mashed sweet potatoes, and cream cheese, and then smothered in a creamy salsa verde sauce, sprinkled with shredded Jack and baked until bubbly. Crazy good! As in I don’t want to share any of it good. As in if I have to share it I better make a double batch good. Which means we’ll need a bigger turkey. Green chiles and cream pair beautifully together, because the cream moderates the heat of the chiles, helping you to better taste the flavor of the chiles. (See our roasted poblanos in cream sauce.) So, even though this type of cream-based enchilada is more Tex-Mex than Mex, it incorporates classic Mexican flavors. The green chiles in the salsa verde play well with the cream, and the tangy tomatillos of the salsa verde help cut through the richness of the sauce.

    Ingredients

    • 1 Tbsp butter
    • 1 cup finely diced onion
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
    • 3/4 cup cooked sweet potato (can sub cooked carrots, squash, or pumpkin)
    • 2 1/2 cups chopped cooked turkey meat
    • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
    • 1 cup heavy cream
    • 1 cup prepared tomatillo salsa verde
    • 1 1/2 cups grated Monterey Jack cheese
    • 8-10 flour tortillas, about 8-inches wide
    • 1/3 cup sliced black olives
    • 2 Tbsp sliced green onions, including greens
    • A 9x13-inch casserole dish

    Instructions

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    Nutrition

    Nutritional Info
    ESHA
    • Servings Per Recipe: 4
    • Amount Per Serving
    • Calories: 1024 % Daily Value *
    • Total Fat: 61 g 93.73%
    • Saturated Fat: 25 g 123.29%
    • Trans Fat: 0 g %
    • Cholesterol: 170 mg 56.72%
    • Sodium: 4231 mg 176.28%
    • Calcium: 696 mg 69.58%
    • Potassium: 307 mg 8.76%
    • Magnesium: 0 mg 0%
    • Iron: 8 mg 44.64%
    • Zinc: 0 mg 0%
    • Total Carbohydrate: 78 g %
    • Dietary Fiber: 2 g 6.82%
    • Sugar: 5 g
    • Protein: 45 g
    • Alcohol: 0 g
    • Omega 3 Fatty Acid: 0 g
    • Omega 6 Fatty Acid: 2 g
    • Vitamin A 27.68%
    • Vitamin C 20.95%
    • Vitamin D 4.85%
    • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Diabetes Exchanges
    • Exchange - Fat10
    • Exchange - Fruit0
    • Exchange - NonFat Milk0
    • Exchange - Other Carbs0
    • Exchange - Starch4
    • Exchange - Vegetables1
    • Exchange - Lean Meat5
    • Exchange - Alcohol0
    MyPlate Info
    • MyPlate - Grain Total3 oz-eq
    • MyPlate - Vegetable Total0 c
    • MyPlate - Fruit0 c
    • MyPlate - Dairy1 c
    • MyPlate - Protein Total2 oz-eq

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