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Creamy Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

Creamy Leftover Turkey Enchiladas are made with leftover turkey, refried beans, spicy cheese and topped with a lovely, creamy sauce.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 8-10 fajita size flour tortillas
  • 3 cups leftover turkey
  • 1 15 oc canned, refried beans
  • 3-4 cups grated, Pepper Jack cheese

For Sauce

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup salsa or mild hot sauce
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp granulated garlic
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne more if you like spicy
  • 3/4 tsp salt


  • Grease a 9 x 13 baking dish or iron skillet. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • To make the sauce, place a medium sized sauce pan over medium high heat and add butter. As the butter is melting, whisk in the flour and cook for a minute or two. Whisk in the 2 cups of broth, then add the onion powder, granulated garlic, chili powder, salt and cayenne pepper. Heat until the mixture has thickened and is bubbly, then remove from heat.
  • Let the thickened sauce sit for about 5 minutes to cool slightly and then stir in the sour cream and the salsa/hot sauce. Mix well to incorporate. Set aside while you assemble the enchiladas.
  • Spoon a layer of sauce in the bottom of the greased baking dish.
  • Lay a flour tortilla flat on a clean surface and spread 1 tablespoon of refried beans down the center, top the beans with shredded turkey, and then place grated pepper jack cheese on top of the turkey.
  • Carefully roll the tortilla up and place seam side down in the baking dish onto the sauce. Repeat this process until the pan is full.
  • Pour a liberal amount of the sauce all over the top of the enchiladas and then sprinkle with remaining pepper jack cheese.
  • Place in preheated oven to bake for approximately 20-25 minutes or until bubbly.
  • Top this with chopped red or green onion, cilantro, chopped tomato and avocado.


**This is a kid friendly dish because it is very mild in spices. If you would like spicier, add hotter salsa or hot sauce and increase the amount of cayenne pepper.**
Keyword Casseroles, Creamy Leftover Turkey Enchiladas, Leftovers