Turkey Enchiladas

  • 8MINS
  • 25MINS
  • Serves 6
  • 269KCAL

Fancy a slimming friendly Boxing Day feast with a spicy twist? These tasty enchiladas are a saucy, cheesy way to use up any leftover turkey from your Christmas dinner.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories269
  • Carbs33g
  • Protein24g
  • Fat2.6g
  • Saturates1.1g
  • Sugars8.9g

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For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

We love a good Boxing Day feast. These Turkey Enchiladas offer something a little bit different from plain Christmas dinner leftovers. It turns any leftover turkey you have lying around into a saucy, smokey and cheesy Mexican-inspired dish.

The whole family will love the flavours in this one! We’ve used passata, veggies and beans (alongside leftover turkey) to make our tasty enchilada filling. By using reduced fat cheese and low calorie tortillas, we’ve kept this dish delicious and slimming friendly. 

Bake your flavour-filled enchiladas in the oven until the cheesy topping is bubbling and golden. They’re bound to become a Boxing Day tradition!

What diets are these Turkey Enchiladas suitable for?

Turkey Enchiladas can be enjoyed on gluten free diets, as long as you substitute the low calorie tortilla wraps for suitable alternatives. 

It can be made dairy free as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free versions; 

  • Reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese

If you’re cooking for people with allergies, be extra careful when checking ingredients and preparing food!

Do you need any special ingredients to make Turkey Enchiladas?

You’ll need a durable frying pan and an ovenproof dish to make this recipe. 

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A strong, durable frying pan is always handy for frying ingredients together!

You’ll want a dish that’s a good size to fit your tasty enchiladas in, like this one. 

How many calories are in this Turkey Enchiladas?

There are 269 calories per portion in this Turkey Enchiladas, which means it falls into our Everyday Light category. 

To cut down the amount of calories even more, you can simply halve the portion size and serve with a healthy accompaniment!

This Turkey Enchiladas is perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet, and fits well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes.

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Step 2

Add the pepper and garlic and continue to fry for 3 minutes. Add the paprika and chipotle paste and continue to cook for 2 minutes.

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Step 3

Add the black beans and passata and simmer for 3 minutes.

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Step 4

Add in the shredded turkey and allow the pan to bubble until the turkey is heated through thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 190ºC

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Step 5

Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds, this will make them easier to roll. Spoon the turkey mixture down the middle of each tortilla wrap. Roll the wrap over the filling to encase the turkey.

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Step 6

Place the enchiladas into an ovenproof dish. Add the passata, paprika and garlic granules into a small bowl and stir to combine. Spoon the passata over the enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese.

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Step 7

Pop into the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly, melted and golden. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

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What could I serve with these Turkey Enchiladas?

Serve Turkey Enchiladas alongside these tasty accompaniments for a Mexican-inspired Boxing Day feast.

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How do you know when Turkey Enchiladas are cooked?

You should cook this Turkey Enchiladas until the cheese is bubbly. This will take around 10 minutes in the oven.

To keep your family safe, the advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes.

How long can you keep Turkey Enchiladas in the fridge?

Once you’ve put it out, ideally you should eat it within 4 hours.

If you allow any leftovers to cool, make sure to refrigerate in a container with a lid and chill.  You can keep leftovers of Turkey Enchiladas in the fridge for approximately 3 days or so. 

Can I freeze Turkey Enchiladas?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing or reheating if using leftovers, as it’s not safe to reheat cooked meat more than once.

How do I reheat Turkey Enchiladas?

This recipe is not suitable for freezing or reheating if using leftover turkey.

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Turkey Enchiladas

Fancy a slimming friendly Boxing Day feast with a spicy twist? These tasty enchiladas are a saucy, cheesy way to use up any leftover turkey from your Christmas dinner.
  • Prep Time
    8 MINS
  • Cook Time
    25 MINS
  • KCals 269
  • Carbs 33G

Ingredients

For the enchiladas

  • 250 g cooked turkey skin removed and shredded
  • 1 medium red onion peeled and diced
  • 1 medium green pepper deseeded and diced
  • 3 garlic cloves peeled and crushed
  • 400 g tin of black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 tsp chipotle paste
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 150 g passata
  • low calorie cooking spray

To assemble

  • 200 g passata
  • ½ tsp garlic granules
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • 6 low calorie tortilla wraps grated
  • 20 g reduced fat mature Cheddar cheese grated

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Instructions

  1. Spray a frying pan with low calorie cooking spray and set on a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Add the pepper and garlic and continue to fry for 3 minutes. Add the paprika and chipotle paste and continue to cook for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the black beans and passata and simmer for 3 minutes.
  4. Add in the shredded turkey and allow the pan to bubble until the turkey is heated through thoroughly. Preheat the oven to 190ºC
  5. Microwave the tortilla wraps for 30 seconds, this will make them easier to roll. Spoon the turkey mixture down the middle of each tortilla wrap. Roll the wrap over the filling to encase the turkey.
  6. Place the enchiladas into an ovenproof dish. Add the passata, paprika and garlic granules into a small bowl and stir to combine. Spoon the passata over the enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese.
  7. Pop into the oven for 10 minutes until the cheese is bubbly, melted and golden. Serve with your choice of accompaniment.

Recipe notes

Tip: If you don't have any leftover Christmas turkey, poach a turkey breast in a small pan of water and shred ready for the recipe.

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Catherine TThursday 30th December 2021

Hi. The recipe says to add the garlic granules, paprika and passata to a bowl and mix for the topping. There’s no paprika in the recipe for the topping (although there is in the filing, which is added at step 2).

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    HollyMonday 3rd January 2022

    Hey Catherine, sorry for the confusion I have now updated the recipe. There should be 1/2 tsp smoked paprika in the turkey mixture and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika in the tomato sauce topping. Hope that helps!

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