Turkey and Vegetable enchiladas are such a filling, yet healthy meal. They are perfect during the week for a family. One of my favorite things about making a meal like this is that there are so many different ways to make enchiladas. These enchiladas can be made with just ground meat and cheese, you can add vegetables of your choice, and you can even control the spiciness of enchiladas when you make them at home.
For my family, I cook quite often with ground turkey instead of ground beef. I find that it can have just as much flavor and still be a little bit healthier. That being said, I do prefer the ground turkey with a little fat in it instead of the 99 percent fat free ground turkey.
Another thing I love to do when I make a meal like this is to pack as many vegetables as possible into one dish. This way, I know my family is getting plenty of nutrition from just one dish. My favorite vegetables to use when making enchiladas are zucchini (and lots of it), bell peppers (of all colors), as well as onions. You can also add vegetables such as spinach, tomatoes, or corn.
Below is our family’s go-to recipe for enchiladas. And again, this can be tweaked and made with what your family loves.
Turkey and Vegetable Enchiladas Recipe
2 Cups Red Enchilada Sauce (I used mild but you can use the medium or hot depending on spiciness preference)
1 1/4 Cup Tomato Sauce
1/2 – 1 cup Shredded Cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
10 Medium Flour Tortillas
1 lb Ground Turkey
3 Cloves Minced Garlic
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
1 Chopped Onion
2-3 Medium Zucchini
2 Bell Peppers (I used Red and Yellow)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
In a large skillet, heat olive oil and brown ground turkey
Once turkey is browned, add garlic and onions and cook for a couple minutes on medium heat
Add chopped veggies and cook for 3-4 minutes on medium heat
Add tomato sauce and 1 cup of enchilada sauce and cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes
Pour just a little enchiladas sauce into the bottom of a large greased baking dish
Add turkey and vegetable mixture to each tortilla and then roll up and place in the baking dish
Pour a little more enchilada sauce and sprinkle cheese on top before baking
Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes
Garnish with green onions, tomatoes, sour cream, avocado or whatever you like!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 onion
- 3 medium zucchini chopped
- 2 bell peppers chopped
- 10 medium flour tortillas
- 1 1/4 cup tomato sauce
- 2 cups red enchilada sauce
- 1/2 cup cheese
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Brown ground turkey in olive oil on medium high heat
- Add minced garlic and chopped onion and cook on medium heat for a couple minutes
- Add remaining vegetables and cook on medium heat for 3-4 minutes
- Pour in tomato sauce and 1 cup enchilada sauce, stir and cook for about 10 minutes on medium heat
- Add a little enchilada sauce to the bottom of a large, greased baking dish
- Add mixture to each tortilla and roll up individually, then place in baking dish
- Pour a little enchilada sauce and sprinkle desired amount of cheese on the enchiladas
- Place dish in oven and bake for 30 mins on 375 degrees
- Garnish with green onions, tomatoes, sour cream, or avocado, and enjoy!
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 90mgSodium: 1326mgCarbohydrates: 47gFiber: 6gSugar: 11gProtein: 30g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates