Recipe: Turkey Enchiladas

Turkey Enchiladas Recipe with Zucchini

makes 4 servings


  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • Large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 pound ground turkey
  • Large zucchini, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/3 cup green olives, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons green olive brine
  • 2 jalapenos, seeded and chopped
  • 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 8 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a 2-quart rectangular baking dish with cooking spray.

Chop onion, mushrooms, green pepper, olives, and jalapenos. Shred zucchini.

Chopped and Shredded Vegetables

Heat olive oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add turkey, zucchini, olives, olive brine, jalapenos, 1/2 cup tomato sauce, cumin, oregano, salt, and cinnamon. Cook 6-7 minutes while stirring occasionally.

Cooked Vegetables

Wrap tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave 50 seconds (if you’re putting all 8 in at once).

Spoon 1/3 cup of turkey mixture in each tortilla, roll up and place in baking dish.

Spoon remaining tomato sauce over enchiladas and sprinkle with cheese.

Enchiladas before cooking

Cover and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven and let stand 10 minutes.

Cooked Turkey Enchiladas

Serve it up with a side of black beans or whatever mexi-style dish you prefer.

Turkey Enchiladas with Black Beans

Original recipe found at Fitness Magazine

About the Author

By , on Jul 25, 2012
Andy Tenton
Andy is a 30-something New Yorker who turned his financial life around. He took charge of his finances, got out of debt, and is now working his way toward financial success. He is the publisher of

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  1. I always get hungry when I stop by your blog. 🙂 Do you think it would still turn out as good without the turkey?

  2. Katie says:

    I have been on the biggest Mexican food kick ever lately. That looks so good. Next time maybe you can find a chimichanga recipe for me 🙂

  3. Andy Hough says:

    Other than the zucchini it looks pretty good to me. With all of the other ingredients maybe the zucchini wouldn’t be noticeable.

  4. thanks for sharing this recipe. I’m going to share this with my friends on FACEBOOK.

  5. Michelle says:

    This looks so cheesy and gooey…mm mm mm. I literally just looked in my freezer to see if I had any frozen turkey. I thought I did, but no…I only have turkey sausage! That probably wouldn’t taste right….:/ Crud. Looks great, Andy. Will try soon!

  6. So much cheese! Enchiladas are amazing, and these look especially delectible! Ground turkey is great as a beef substitute as well. Much leaner and healthier!

    ~drooling on desk now~

  7. What is it with enchilada recipes?! I just saw someone else post up an enchilada recipe from a bowl…omg it looked delicious. This one looks incredibly satisfying too. I love using the green enchilada sauce though! And adding diced jalapenos.

  8. Daisy says:

    There’s something about enchiladas that makes me drool. It’s probably that whole “cheese” thing. Your recipes always look delish!

  9. Mmmm… cheese… looks delicious. Are you still enjoying your camera?

  10. Michelle says:

    This looks incredible! Just added it to my meal plan.

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