Tasty Turkey Tortilla Bake

posted by Andrea | 12/8/2015
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turkey tortilla bake

It’s almost 2 weeks past Thanksgiving — and if you’re still looking for a way to use up some extra turkey meat, I have an amazingly simple and tasty recipe for you to try.

I usually don’t like to make blanket guarantees, but I’d honestly be shocked in anyone in your family didn’t love this recipe (Nora and Simon both gobble it up and usually ask for seconds).

Recipe for Tasty Turkey Tortilla Bake

Serves 8

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INGREDIENTS:

  • 12 tortillas (I use 6″ flour tortillas)
  • 2-3 c. cubed cooked turkey (or chicken)
  • 1 can (10.75 oz.) cream soup (I usually use chicken)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 c. shredded cheddar cheese + additional cheese for topping

DIRECTIONS:

  • Preheat oven to 350*F
  • Cut tortillas into bite-size chunks and set aside
  • In a medium bowl, mix soup, milk, tomatoes, chicken and 1 c. cheese.
  • Layer tortilla chunks and sauce in a 9″ x 13″ in baking dish, ending with a layer of tortillas
  • Sprinkle a little extra cheese over the top layer of tortillas
  • Bake COVERED for 30-40 minutes or until fully heated through and bubbly
  • Uncover and bake for 5 more minutes
  • Serve and enjoy!

NOTE: I used a smaller baking dish in the photos — but that’s because I made 2 casseroles (one for dinner, one for the freezer!)

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Obviously, you can use either chicken or turkey for this recipe… and you can switch up the flavors with different cream soups, different cheeses, or by using salsa instead of tomatoes.

Our kids aren’t big on spice, but Dave always wants me to add some spicy red pepper flakes to his part of the casserole — you could also throw in a little taco seasoning if you wanted more of a Mexican flare to the dish.

This is a fabulous meal for a busy weeknight! It’s also a great dish to bring to a potluck, give to a new mom, or just stockpile in your own freezer.

Now you have no excuse to let any of that leftover turkey go to waste!

How did you use up your Thanksgiving leftovers?

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8 comments

  1. Kathy C

    12/16/2015

    I made this last night and it was very easy and delicious. I used tomatoes with the green chilies in them. I turned the broiler on at the end to brown up the top and make some of the tortillas a little crispy. I piled on sour cream before eating and had two servings! This recipe is similar to my chicken enchilada recipe, but much easier. Thanks for posting!

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    Andrea Reply:

    thanks for letting me know Kathy! Glad your family enjoyed it!

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  2. Linda

    12/09/2015

    I used most of my turkey leftovers making your chicken pot pie recipe and your chicken enchilada recipe. They were both delicious and I have some of each in my freezer for another time.

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    Andrea Reply:

    Thanks Linda — glad my recipes are helping you enjoy your turkey leftovers (and stock your freezer!) The next time you have any extra turkey or chicken, I would recommend trying this recipe though 🙂

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  3. Emily

    12/08/2015

    I’m so happy to see a new (to me) recipe that will help use up a freezer full of leftover turkey. Thank you!

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    Andrea Reply:

    I know — this recipe really is “refreshing” after lots and LOTS of rice or pasta casseroles. It’s nice to mix it up with tortillas every now and then!

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  4. Amy

    12/08/2015

    This looks so good! I’m making your Cranberry Pork tonight…..and I’m adding this to the list for later this week. Yum!

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    Andrea Reply:

    hope you enjoyed the pork!!

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