30 Minute Layered Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe.
I absolutely love Mexican food. The flavors are so strong and rich, making it that much harder to say no to seconds. When I am crunched for time, I’m make one of my family’s favorite dishes, my 30 Minute Layered Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe.
This Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe is loaded with a ground turkey and cheese mixture – that even by itself, tastes so good! How do I know? I usually scoop up a bit with a couple tortilla chips while I am making it.
This 30 Minute Layered Turkey Enchilada Casserole is perfect for a family meal, a church dinner or potluck. Once you grab a serving, everyone can customize it to their own preference.
You can top this Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe with pico de gallo, sour cream, black olives, jalapenos, shredded lettuce, or guacamole. It would be fun to set out your toppings and make an enchilada bar! There’s something fun and festive about serving it that way, don’t you think?
You can also make this Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe as gluten free! You can swap out the flour tortillas for gluten-free flour or corn tortillas. It’s a simple ingredient swap that doesn’t affect the flavor at all. This way, anyone with a gluten sensitivity won’t feel left out.
If you want to make a lighter version of this Turkey Enchilada Casserole Recipe, that is easy to do as well. I use low fat cheese and sour cream, and the ground turkey has less calories then ground beef. Don’t forget to pile on the tomatoes and lettuce to make the dish more filling.
- 1 pound ground turkey
- 8-12 8" flour tortillas
- 1 medium onion, diced
- 2 tablespoons or one packet of taco seasoning
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 can diced green chilies
- 1 can sweet corn
- 1 can black beans
- 2 cups taco or enchilada sauce
- 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese
- 1/4 cup sliced green onions
- 1 1/2 cups fresh pico de gallo
- 1 avocado, chopped
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Brown ground turkey with onions in large skillet on medium-high heat; drain. Add water and taco seasoning. Mix well. Add green chiles, corn and black beans.
- Spray a 9x13" baking dish with vegetable oil
- Lay four flour tortillas on the bottom of the baking dish. Let them overlap and go up the sides a bit
- Spread a layer of the refried beans. Next, spread a layer of the meat mixture. Add 1/2 cup taco or enchilada sauce and sprinkle 1/2 cup shredded cheese. Repeat one more time.
- Cover with foil and bake for 30 minutes, or until cheese is melted and mixture is bubbling.
- Let rest for 15 minutes. Top with lettuce, sour cream, pico de gallo, avocado and green onions.
What is your favorite Mexican dish to serve your family and friends?Copyright secured by Digiprove © 2019 Kelly Hutchinson
Dana Rodriguez saysMay 4, 2017 at 1:46 pm
I love Mexican food too. This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for the new recipe!
robin rue saysMay 4, 2017 at 1:51 pm
With 2 growing boys in the house, casseroles are a lifesaver at meal time. There is almost always enough for seconds and even thirds.
Mandee saysMay 4, 2017 at 2:06 pm
That looks delicious! Our family loves Mexican dishes and I can’t wait to try this one out!
Jess C saysMay 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm
This looks absolutely delish! I just love Mexican food so much. Definitely going to try this!
Colleen Lanin saysMay 4, 2017 at 4:21 pm
That is so great! I love a recipe that’s easy to make and super delicious. Thanks for sharing this.
Jeanette saysMay 4, 2017 at 4:40 pm
I am always looking for something new to do with turkey. This is absolutely perfect for this weekend’s party of Cinco de Mayo! I cannot wait to try it.
lena saysMay 4, 2017 at 4:58 pm
A fresh avocado on top is a such a delicious touch!
Irene Lirette saysMay 4, 2017 at 5:25 pm
This looks amazingly delicious! Want to try it but I will have to tweek it. Doing low carbs and can’t have the flour tortilla’s or beans. I can make it with Cauliflower crust instead.
Kristin C saysMay 4, 2017 at 5:35 pm
Thanks for the recipe. I’m always looking for quick weeknight meals.
Ann saysMay 4, 2017 at 5:40 pm
This recipe looks great! I might want to try making it with some cilantro for even more flavor, or serving it with cilantro rice. I just saved/shared this recipe– thanks!
Sarah saysMay 4, 2017 at 5:49 pm
I love the idea of turkey being incorporated into enchiladas, casseroles, burritos, and other types of Mexican food. I tend to avoid Mexican food because I’m not much for ground beef, but this recipe makes me think I could make delicious Mexican food without the ground beef. I can’t wait to try this recipe!
Meagan saysMay 4, 2017 at 7:38 pm
This looks really delicious. I love a great casserole on my meal plan.
Amy Desrosiers saysMay 4, 2017 at 7:40 pm
This looks really stinkin delish! I love all the flavors you paired here in this Mexican-inspired dish.
Pam saysMay 4, 2017 at 9:34 pm
I love enchiladas but they can be a hassle. This enchilada casserole looks like all of the flavor and way less work.
gingermommyrants saysMay 4, 2017 at 9:36 pm
I am always looking for new recipes to try. This 30 Minute Layered Turkey Enchilada Casserole looks so delicious and easy to make. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week.
Roger D Willis saysMay 4, 2017 at 9:37 pm
Ground turkey is a healthier alternative than beef. We use it a lot. We may have to make this 30 Minute Layered Turkey Enchilada Casserole sometime!
Shelley R Zurek saysMay 4, 2017 at 9:47 pm
Holy wow, this looks divine. I am pinning it and hoping to make it very soon.
Cathi Crismon saysMay 4, 2017 at 9:49 pm
Happy Cinco ae Mayo!! I love quick and easy meals especially when their so delicious! Thanks so much!
Lana simanovicki saysMay 4, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Yummy this looks good
My family would enjoy this
Dana Vento saysMay 4, 2017 at 10:43 pm
I’m pretty sure that this one is fantastic for Cinco de Mayo! I love making quick and delicious recipes like this!
Sue E saysMay 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm
30 minutes? I’m sold! I just pinned this to one of my boards. I too love Mexican food! I cannot wait to try this! Thanks for sharing!
Dawn Lopez saysMay 5, 2017 at 2:20 am
There is nothing I love more than a quick family meal that tastes great too! Your turkey enchilada casserole recipe fits the bill exactly. We will be trying this one for sure.
Tara saysMay 5, 2017 at 3:23 am
This looks so delicious. We love our Mexican food here. I’ll have to try your dish.
Alicia Gonzalez saysMay 5, 2017 at 3:41 am
I absolutely love a meal I can cook in the oven! My perfect days are when I can prep something and then set it aside to cook, in the oven, a crock pot, but just alone.
Toni | Boulder Locavore saysMay 5, 2017 at 3:55 am
It looks so flavorful! A perfect addition for Cinco de Mayo!
susan saysMay 5, 2017 at 7:42 am
Casseroles are such delicious and easy to make family meals. This is such a different one, and my family would love it!
Jenni saysMay 5, 2017 at 10:25 am
This is amazing! Such a perfect addition to our Cinco de Mayo!
Seattle Travel Blogger saysMay 5, 2017 at 10:44 am
Wow, this looks like quite a dish!
I really like the effect of the layers; everything looks delicious!
Brianne saysMay 5, 2017 at 10:52 am
Wow this looks so yummy! I love tex mex food and will have to try this!
Amanda Love saysMay 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm
Who wouldn’t want to make this! It’s awesome that it only takes 30 minutes to prepare. This is perfect for leftovers as well.
Jeanine saysMay 5, 2017 at 3:09 pm
Yum! I have some left over turkey in my oven. I would love to do something like this. It would be a huge hit in our house!
Shannon Gurnee saysMay 5, 2017 at 4:05 pm
That looks amazing! I love trying new recipes.
Bryan Vice saysMay 5, 2017 at 5:26 pm
This casserole looks absolutely amazing ! printing now!! we love mexican food in this house
Kiwi saysMay 5, 2017 at 6:53 pm
You got me! I had to pin this I would love to make this!
Katrina gehman saysMay 5, 2017 at 7:05 pm
this looks so good. enchiladas are awesome! i will have to try this recipe.
Mary Songer saysMay 5, 2017 at 8:36 pm
My husband isn’t a big casserole guy but he does love mexican food. I do too. So this looks like something I can try. I do love the ease of casseroles. Make at once or make ahead and heat later.
shannon fowler saysMay 5, 2017 at 10:45 pm
This would be a hit in my family. We love making mexican food. Thanks for sharing the recipe
Wendy Polisi saysMay 5, 2017 at 11:56 pm
This looks amazing. And 30 minutes is a very fast recipe for enchiladas.
Annemarie LeBlanc saysMay 6, 2017 at 1:34 am
Wow! an enchilada casserole? Win. Layered even? Winner even more. I am saving this recipe. It looks so good and for me to only spend 30 minutes to make this? I am totally sold.
Our Family World saysMay 6, 2017 at 11:12 am
I am going to make this enchilada casserole! It looks so good! All that cheese makes my tummy grumble. I will ask my family if they would want beef or turkey with this. Whichever they prefer is fine with me as long as there is cheese! 🙂
Rosie saysMay 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm
I’ve never made anything for Cinco de Mayo – this looks amazing, and even more amazing only 30 minutes to put it together!
CJ saysMay 7, 2017 at 6:23 am
I love Mexican food too! I just recently discovered Mexican Lasagna!! <3 This looks like another awesome meal I would really love to enjoy….
Edye saysMay 7, 2017 at 6:59 pm
I love a good casserole! This would be great for Cinco De Mayo 🙂
Tara L saysMay 7, 2017 at 7:32 pm
Never made enchilada’s before, but the turkey looks really good. I don’t really like a lot of breading tortilla in mine so I would probably substitute a lot of things in this, but overall the avocado looks delish on top of it.
Margot C saysMay 10, 2017 at 8:03 pm
So simple and yummy. It can be equally well made with chicken obviously.
mycraftingworld saysMay 12, 2017 at 6:37 am
I tried this last night. The family and friends loved it. We love Mexican food too. This will become a regular in our menu. Thank you.
Debbie Welchert saysMay 13, 2017 at 12:15 pm
Here is another of your yummy recipes I have to try. Boy does this look good. Now I just have to run to the store and I’m making it.
Mary Songer saysMay 15, 2017 at 10:32 pm
This looks so good. I love spicy mexican food. And making it a little healthier with ground turkey is a good change. I’ll make this one.
Cheryl Everitt saysMay 21, 2017 at 10:14 am
Oh. my! Mexican food at its’ best! Thank you for sharing.
Edna Williams saysMay 30, 2017 at 3:29 am
I can’t wait to try this! Looks really easy!
Jeanine Carlson saysJuly 12, 2017 at 3:53 am
I think this could become my favorite Cindo de Mayo dish!
mycraftingworld saysSeptember 14, 2017 at 6:47 am
This sounds so good. I will try it very soon. We love Mexican food too.
Sherrie Cruson saysOctober 22, 2017 at 2:12 am
The Turkey Enchilada casserole looks so delicious! You can’t go wrong with Mexican food. It’s both flavorful and filling. Pinning this recipe 🙂
mycraftingworld saysNovember 20, 2017 at 6:42 am
I am wondering if I can substitute finely chopped turkey to make these. It would help use the leftover turkey. I think I am going to try it once.
mycraftingworld saysApril 21, 2018 at 7:19 am
I did make this and it was very good. A great way to use leftover turkey.