With school starting back for us in one short week (where did the summer go?), I’m in full on meal planning mode. I know that my lazy days of summer are going to quickly give way to activity-filled school afternoons and, as a mom, it’s my job to ensure I’m prepared to fuel my family in a wholesome way. While I’ve been dusting off some of my tried and true recipes, I’ve also been coming up with some new ideas to fill my family’s bellies, and one of my favorite creations for busy school nights just happens to be my easy turkey enchiladas.
Now, I know most people often think of other proteins used in enchiladas but, let me say, these easy turkey enchiladas are amazingly tasty, totally filling and wholesome for my whole family thanks to the addition of Butterball® Ground Turkey! In fact, substituting lower in fat and calories than ground beef Butterball Ground Turkey in my favorite meals has long been a trick of mine that allows me to mix things up, have a better-for-us alternative, and present a meal that’s amazingly delicious yet still quick and easy! While I think ground turkey is a great substitute in any meal, I have to say, it’s exceptionally delicious in this creation! And the best part is, it’s so stinkin’ simple to make!
What You Will Need:
1 Large Onion (Diced)
6-8 Whole Tortillas (Can Substitute Whole Wheat or Gluten Free)
15 Ounces of Enchilada Sauce
1 and 1/2 Cups of Shredded Mexican Cheese
1/2 Cup Fresh Salsa
1/2 Teaspoon of Olive Oil
Sour Cream, Avocado and Cilantro for Garnish)
How to Make It:
These easy turkey enchiladas may taste like they’ve cooked all day but they are actually quite simple (and quick) to make. To start, I opened my container of Butterball Fresh All Natural Ground Turkey 97/3 and set it aside.
Next, I chopped my onion into fine pieces.
After adding my olive oil to a medium sized saute pan, I added both my Butterball Ground Turkey and my onion and cooked it over medium heat until the turkey was fully cooked and the onions were translucent (about ten minutes).
As soon as my turkey and onions were cooked, I poured in a third of my enchilada sauce, reduced the heat and allowed it to simmer for a few short minutes while I sprayed my pan and poured an additional third of the enchilada sauce on the bottom.
With my pan prepared and my oven preheated to 375 degrees, I laid out my tortilla shells one by one and added a generous portion of my Butterball Ground Turkey mixture to each one.
Then I simply rolled my tortilla shell around the turkey mixture and placed them seam down, side-by-side in my prepared pan.
Once I had rolled all of my enchiladas, I drizzled the reminder of my enchilada sauce over the top and sprinkled on my cheese (*Note: Cheese can be skipped for a lighter dish).
In just minutes, my easy turkey enchiladas were ready to go in the oven!
I cooked them on 375 degrees for just fifteen minutes to melt the cheese and heat the tortillas and once they were ready, I had bubbly, delicious, dinner time perfection that had taken less than thirty minutes from start to finish! As soon as I removed my easy turkey enchiladas from the oven, I spooned my salsa over the top and then drizzled on my sour cream. With the addition of diced avocado and fresh cilantro, my perfect meal was completed in a utterly delicious way!
After quickly adding some fresh greens to a plate, I scooped out my easy turkey enchiladas and plated them up for my family in a way that was both beautiful and easy.
With each enchilada boasting a perfect portion of wholesome Butterball Ground Turkey, this is a weeknight dinner that I feel great about serving as well as one that I know will always bring my family running to the table.
In fact, no matter how the weeks get now that it’s time to head back to school, I love knowing that at the end of the day I can quickly and easily bring our entire family together for a better-for-us meal of easy turkey enchiladas!
Now it’s your turn! From delicious dishes like my easy turkey enchiladas to turkey burgers, turkey scrambles and everything in between, make sure you start your school year the delicious way by incorporating all natural with no artificial ingredients Butterball Ground Turkey from Walmart into your family’s meal plan! Easily available in a variety of options in the fresh meats section, it’s a great way to add flavor to your favorite meals while creating dishes that are lower in fat!
Even better, right now you can save $1.00 on any (1) Butterball Ground Turkey product by using this coupon. It’s only available until October 31st, 2017, (or while supplies last) so be sure to grab yours today! Then try your hand at switching out your regular meat for delicious, wholesome, versatile Butterball Ground Turkey!
Want more easy ideas that make weeknights delicious? Get inspired by these amazing meals made with Butterball Ground Turkey! Then tell me, which one of these dishes will your family try first?