Turkey Enchiladas

Easy cheesy turkey and black bean enchiladas! Perfect for using up leftover turkey!  

Turkey Enchiladas

Thanksgiving Day is NEXT WEEK. Are you ready?? I’m…getting ready. I haven’t put out my festive decor yet because we are in the middle of remodeling a bedroom and a bathroom so we have our mattress in our living room. Oh the joys of a DIY home makeover right?!  But on the other hand, I’ve got my turkey day leftovers all planned out and these enchiladas are number one on the list.

Turkey Enchiladas

We always have scads of leftover turkey after Thanksgiving, my mother always cooks to feed an army and usually prepares not one, but TWO huge turkeys and sometimes a ham or some cornish game hens. My mother is the most amazing cook. But bless her heat, we are always trying to come up with ways to use up all of that meat. Usually we have turkey sandwiches for dayzzz but this year I’m trying to come up with some new ideas. Turkey enchiladas to the rescue!!

These are so easy they’re on the table in 30 minutes and if you’re using your leftover turkey, you don’t have to worry about cooking any. Lots of cheese, black beans, and enchilada sauce turn leftovers into a fresh dinner idea. And if you are making these after you’ve run out of leftover turkey (so maybe like, in June…) you can always use shredded chicken or shredded beef too!

Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas
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Turkey Enchiladas

Easy cheesy turkey and black bean enchiladas!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword enchilada, turkey
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Author Tiffany


  • 2 cups cooked shredded turkey
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican style cheese (cheddar, colby jack, monterey, mozzarella - use your favorite!)
  • 12 tortillas (enchilada size/fajita size - about 8-10 inches)
  • 2 cups enchilada sauce
  • optional: chopped cilantro


  • Preheat oven to 375 and lightly grease a casserole/baking dish.
  • Lay tortillas out on a clean flat surface. Distribute black beans and shredded turkey between each tortilla and lay it out in a strip right down the middle of each tortilla. Sprinkle cumin over black beans and turkey. Divide one cup of cheese between each tortilla, sprinkle the cheese right on top of the black beans and turkey.
  • Spread 1 cup of enchilada sauce in the bottom of prepared baking dish. Roll up each tortilla and place side by side in the dish. (Just squish them in to make one single layer if you need to) Sprinkle Pour remaining enchilada sauce over the enchiladas, and sprinkle with remaining cheese. Bake for 15-20 minutes until cheese is melty (including cheese inside the enchiladas) and tortillas start to brown a little bit. Sprinkle with cilantro if desired and serve warm.


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Looks like a fantastic dinner idea Tiffany!

Craving all of the cheesy deliciousness of these enchiladas right now – they look SO good!

What a perfect way to recycle leftover turkey! I love that it comes together in just 30 minutes. Beautiful photography, also!

Ooh, these look amazing! Perfect way to use up all that turkey!

Great idea! And I love Mexican food, so this would be a hit at my house!

These look awesome! Did you use corn or flour tortillas?

    I used flour but corn tortillas would work as well! 🙂

Can these be frozen

Made this for dinner tonight, BIG hit, will def make again.

5 stars
Your recipe has the ingredients I was looking to use! I was super tired, so I cheated and made the dish casserole-style (didn’t roll the enchiladas). Turned out great! Trader Joe’s Cuban black beans work great for this dish also.

    Great job!! Nice thinking with the casserole style! Thanks for your feedback, Tanya!

Wow! Made this for dinNer tonight and it was fabuLous. Took me less than 30 minutes to make total. My husband was raving about them and Even more important my youmg kids who hate dinner ate it without whining! We will definitely be adding this inTo our list of recipes!

    That sounds like a complete win if you ask me! Both the young kids AND the husband were pleased?! Alright! 🙂

5 stars
Was a great way to use leftovers. Delicious

    Awesome job, Laura! Thanks for your feedback!

5 stars
My family LOVES my enchiladas but I had never thought about using turkey! Delicious.

I used corn tortillas (I find they hold their texture better than flour for enchilada). I added a small amount of grilled onion and a handful of black olives. Also used Mexican cheese queso in addition to the shredded cheese.
Gobbled up in MINUTES.

LOL Gobble 🦃

    Fantastic job, Michelle!!!

Lacked flavor. Next time I added 1 cup sour cream, 1 can green chilies and a packet of taco seasoning. Also used 3 cans instead of 2 of enchilada sauce. Was a raving success. Friends wanted the recipe!

    Thanks for your input!

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