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White Turkey Enchiladas

Did you host Thanksgiving this year?

If you did, then like me, you probably have a lot of leftover turkey. And if you’re like me, you are most likely tired of turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, and turkey noodle soup.

I was browsing Pinterest the other day and Nicole pinned a recipe called “The Best White Chicken Enchiladas.” I was intrigued and thought it would make perfect use of my leftover turkey.

This was also my first time using flour tortillas. When it comes to enchiladas, I’m a corn tortilla gal. I was very hesitant, but stuck to the recipe.

These enchiladas were good, but a little bland for my spicy palate. Next time I will double the amount of green chili’s.

White Turkey Enchiladas adapted from Joyful Momma’s Kitchen


  • 10 whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded colby jack cheese
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 cup light sour cream
  • 1 (4 oz) can diced green chili’s
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a 9×13 pan with non-stick cooking spray
2. Mix turkey and 1 cup cheese.  Roll up in tortillas and place in pan.
3. In a sauce pan, melt butter, stir in flour and cook 1 minute.  Add broth and whisk until smooth.  Heat over medium heat until thick and bubbly.
4. Remove from heat and stir in sour cream and chilies.
5. Pour over enchiladas and top with remaining cheese.
6. Bake 22 min and then under high broil for 3 min to brown the cheese.


7 Responses

  1. Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) said on November 29, 2011 at 8:32 am

    So wish I had left over turkey! Those look amazing!

  2. Anne at Always Half Full said on November 29, 2011 at 10:49 am

    You could probably add some green chiles to the turkey filling to give more punch inside as well as outside.

  3. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) said on November 29, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I haven’t had enchiladas in so long. I need to change that and of course this group will do corn tortillas. Tony really misses flour tortillas though. I love the brown rice variety, but he is not a fan. These look delicious Estela. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving with your family!

  4. Meaghan O'Connor @ My Spoonful of Inspiration said on November 29, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I love leftover turkey recipes 🙂 Making enchiladas seems to be quite a challenge, I don’t know that I would be courageous enough to try it!

  5. Maryea {Happy Healthy Mama} said on November 29, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    I need to host Thanksgiving one year just so I can have turkey leftovers. I get so jealous of all the turkey creations post-Thanksgiving. This looks great!

  6. emily (a nutritionist eats) said on November 30, 2011 at 8:30 am

    We had no leftover turkey (didn’t host) so I had to buy a turkey drumstick the next day for my husband, he wasn’t done with the turkey!! 🙂

  7. Yum Yucky said on December 1, 2011 at 6:27 am

    I love all kinds of enchilada’y and burrito-ish foods, but I only like the taste of white flour tortillas, which is NOT good (grrrr). I think my problem is finding a brand of whole grain / whole wheat tortilla that is truly tasty. I need to be on a mission for that.