Turkey Enchiladas


It’s Dinner time!  And, I’m posting this recipe during a week that ground turkey is on sale (wahoo to a little savings).  I love this recipe for many reasons;

1.  You can make the meat ahead of time so that cooking a hot meal is a little quicker on a busy night.

2.  My kids don’t like tomatoes and spinach alone, but in this recipe they gobble them up without complaint…you can’t taste them even though they now know what’s in there.

3.  It’s a delicious dish, if I do say so myself, and my entire family & my kid’s friends (so far) give this a ‘thumbs up’ all around!

Turkey Enchiladas by Jodie Fitz

1 pound ground turkey

1/8 cup onions, chopped

1 clove of garlic

Grape tomatoes, 1 pint

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon chili powder

1/2 garlic powder

¼ teaspoon white pepper

1 cup chopped spinach, fresh

6 oz. enchilada sauce, mild

6 Tortilla wraps, whole grain

8 – 10 oz. Mexican blend or sharp cheese, shredded

 Cook the ground turkey in a frying pan; cooking off any excess juices.  Add the chopped onions to the cooked meat and continue to cook, stirring occasionally, until the onions are soft.  Place the tomatoes into a mini chopper or food processor; chop until very fine and juicy.  Add the tomatoes, cumin, salt, chili powder and pepper to the meat mixture.  Cut the fresh spinach into small pieces and stir it into the meat mixture and remove from the heat.

 Pre-heat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spread approximately a quarter of the enchilada sauce on the bottom in the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan; just enough to coat it.  Sprinkle approximately a ¼ cup of cheese into the center of a tortilla and then place approximately ½ cup of the meat mixture over the cheese.  To create a closed pocket, fold in two of the sides of the tortilla about an inch or two on each side and then roll it twice in the opposite direction.  Place the closed tortilla seam down in the pan and repeat the process until all of the tortilla wraps have been completed.  Pour the rest of the enchilada sauce over the tortillas and top with the remaining cheese.  Bake for approximately 15 – 20 minutes, until the cheese has melted and the sauce is hot.  If you prepare this the night before, allow for longer baking time.

Note:  Little hands can help chop the fresh spinach with a plastic butter knife, help with the tomatoes and assist with measuring.


 This one of my Price Chopper Kids Cooking Club Recipes – don’t forget to visit at www2.pricechopper.com/kids


55 Comments on “Turkey Enchiladas”

  1. Sounds great! I love the addition of all the veggies in there. I’ve made some similar recipes, but without so many veggies. Need to try this!

    1. It’s one of those recipes that gets my kids to eat spinach & tomatoes. Have a great weekend & hope you enjoy 🙂 ~ jodie

    1. HI there! Thanks for stopping…

      I will most definitely swing by & visit, thanks for the invite! Have a great weekend,


    1. I hope I had a chance to stop by at Wonderful Food Wednesday this week…it’s been one of those crazy kind of weeks! Thanks for stopping by & hope you have an awesome weekend,


    1. Hi there…we love them!!! It’s one of those family favorite recipes over here…

      Hope you have an awesome weekend ~ jodie

    1. Hi there! I will try to stop by on Sunday 🙂 Thanks for the invite…

      Hope you have an awesome weekend…


    1. Hi there, Thanks for pinning :)! Hope you enjoy when you make it & have a GREAT weekend…

    1. HI there,
      THANK YOU! I love using the lean turkey meat in so many recipes, especially when it’s on sale! Have a GREAT weekend,


  2. oooh…these make my mouth water… that’s how you know when you’ve done a great job showcasing your food…thank you so much for sharing with us…xo

  3. Yummy! I’ve been looking for new and easy recipes that the kiddos will eat and this is perfect! Thanks for linking up to L.O.A.T 🙂

  4. Wow! I made this for my family yesterday. They love rice so I added some garden rice on the side and they LOVED it! Thanks!

    1. I’m so glad they enjoyed! It’s one of our favorites….I have to add it back into my menu planning – lol! We haven’t had these since January! Enjoy….and thanks for stopping by :)!!!

  5. We absolutely love this recipe, I discovered it on Pinterest and have made it many times since. I’ve also passed on to numerous family members who make and love it. Great work and much appreciated!

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  8. Do you drain the meat first then put the onions in it….. im going to try this tonight sounds yummy…

  9. made these tonight with tomatoes from the garden! This is a winner at our house! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  10. I just made these tonight- they were so good! My son was not excited about enchiladas, but he loved them and asked me to make that the only type of enchilada I make from now on. Thanks for the great recipe!

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