Turkey Enchilada Skillet Casserole Recipe

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When it comes to Mexican food, I could probably eat my weight in it, I’m not even kidding. My guys get tired of asking me where I want to go out to eat, if and when we do go out…my choice is always Mexican.

That’s pretty much the reason why anytime I make a whole chicken (or, in this case, a turkey), chicken enchiladas are a must with the leftovers. With leftover turkey, my boys’ favorite turkey stuffing crescent roll appetizers are another must, perfect for lunch.

I’ve shared a slow cooker enchilada casserole recipe in the past, but this recipe is quite a bit different with fresher, slightly healthier ingredients. This skillet casserole is super easy to make; you basically layer all the ingredients together in an iron skillet and bake.

My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.

Don’t you just love cooking in an iron skillet? I didn’t realize how much I love it until more recently.

Love a good casserole? You may also enjoy this classic tater tot casserole recipe and tater tot taco bake.

TIPS FOR HOW TO MAKE ENCHILADA CASSEROLE

An iron skillet is so versatile, not to mention photogenic. I almost feel like I’m going back to my days on the farm when I bring out the iron skillet.

My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.

The one thing I wanted to eliminate from this casserole was cream soup.

There are some ingredients that are easier to eliminate than others, but I found success by substituting sour cream. It was a tip I picked up via Heavenly Homemakers; they have an entire list of substitutions you can make for cream soups.

I think this casserole was even better with the sour cream than with the cream of chicken soup I usually use. If you want low-fat, you could even go that route with the sour cream. If you like creamy enchiladas, you’re sure to love this recipe.

My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.

The recipe is fairly simple to make.

  • Sauté the onion and green chilies.
  • Add in the cream cheese, sour cream, and salsa.
  • Add shredded turkey. Mix together well.
  • Then layer everything in the skillet.
My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.

Serve with sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and anything else you prefer.

My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.

A printable recipe, including full instructions, is available below. Use up those leftovers in a very enjoyable way!

My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.
My family loves a good casserole, and this is one casserole recipe to add to the list of recipes to try. Whether you love chicken recipes, enchiladas, or any type of Mexican food, this turkey enchilada casserole is a delicious skillet casserole that can be made with either turkey or chicken. Add it to the list of simple and easy dinner recipes.
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Turkey Enchilada Skillet Casserole

Course Main Dish – Casserole
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Author Mel Lockcuff {MamaBuzz}

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1/2 large onion finely chopped
  • 1 – 4 oz. can chopped green chilies drained
  • 1 – 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup chunky salsa
  • 3 cups shredded turkey or chicken
  • 2 cups Extra Sharp Cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 1/2 cups Colby Jack cheese shredded
  • 10 small corn tortillas sliced into strips

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 350°.
  2. Melt butter in skillet. Sauté onion for 5 minutes.
  3. Add green chilies and sauté for 1 minute.
  4. Add cream cheese and let melt. Add sour cream and salsa, stirring to combine.
  5. Add shredded turkey, mixing well with other ingredients. Keep warm.
  6. Shred cheese and set aside.
  7. Stack corn tortillas and slice in half. Then cut into 1-inch strips.
  8. Begin layering ingredients in iron skillet. Begin with thin layer of creamy turkey mixture. Add layer of tortilla strips, then a thicker layer of creamy turkey mixture, then cheese. Repeat layers, starting with tortilla strips and ending with cheese.
  9. Bake at 350° for 30-45 minutes, or until cooked thru and cheese is melted.
  10. Serve with sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, and whatever else you enjoy with enchiladas. Enjoy!

7 thoughts on “Turkey Enchilada Skillet Casserole Recipe”

  1. I’m planning to make some dishes and freeze them, both for my granddaughter after she has her baby and myself after I have my knee replacement surgery. Would this recipe freeze well or would changes need to be made?

    • Carolyn, I haven’t tried freezing it, but I would think it would freeze well. We actually made it ahead, stuck it in the fridge, and warmed it back up. It was really delicious even warmed back up. Good luck with your knee replacement! And congratulations to your granddaughter!

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