Tex Mex Turkey Enchilada Casserole

by Kristine on October 21, 2011

in Dinner in a Dash, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Recipes, Vegetarian

When I don’t feel like pulling out the crock pot, my next favorite weeknight meal is a warm casserole!  I’ve been hearing a lot of rave reviews about my Chicken Enchilada Casserole, so I wanted to come up with another!  Hubby (my taste tester) was out of town when I made this, but I had a close family friend over, and she loved it!  I was very happy with it too!  What’s even better is that this recipe is gluten free, and could also be made dairy-free and vegetarian/vegan.

Tex Mex Turkey Enchilada Casserole (Gluten Free)

Makes 8 servings

1 package extra lean ground turkey (454 grams)
1 medium onion, chopped
1 green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp each garlic powder & cumin
1 19 oz can black beans, rinsed well and drained
1 14 oz can no salt added stewed tomatoes
1 14 oz can no salt added tomato sauce
1 cup salsa
12 6 inch corn only tortillas (if gluten free isn’t a concern, could also use 6 x 10 inch whole wheat, or low carb flour tortillas)
1 cup reduced fat (2%) Mexican blend cheese (for no-dairy, use your favorite cheese substitute – mine is Daiya)

Vegetarian/Vegan option: You could make this vegetarian or vegan by replacing the turkey with an extra can of black beans.

*Optional Toppings:
lettuce, shredded
tomato, chopped
0% fat greek yogurt
fresh cilantro

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In a skillet brown turkey, adding in onion & green pepper.  Add in garlic powder & cumin and mix until veggies have softened.  Add in tomato sauce, salsa & stewed tomatoes and simmer for a few minutes.  Stir in black beans and simmer a few minutes more.

Spray the bottom of a 9 x 13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.  Spoon in half of the turkey mixture, then 6 corn tortillas & 1/2 cup cheese.  Layer again with the other 1/2 of the turkey mixture, 6 tortilla, and finally the last 1/2 cup of cheese.

Bake uncovered for 20-25 minutes until its browned a bit on top and bubbly.  Allow to stand for a few minutes.  Cut into 8 servings.  Top with any of the Optional Toppings

Nutrition (per serving)   Calories: 271   Fat: 5.6 g   Carbs: 35 g   Sugars: 5.7 g   Sodium: 551 mg   Fiber: 8.5 g   Protein: 24.4 g

Note: Sodium count should be less, but its difficult to know how much is subtracted when canned beans are rinsed.

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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