Leftover Turkey Recipes: Cranberry- Turkey Enchiladas

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Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re looking for something fun to do with your leftover turkey. Everyone makes soup (that’s a must), and I’ll show you my favorite in tomorrow’s post, but for now I’ve gotta share a recipe that is perfect for utilizing a couple of your Turkey Day leftovers. I know what you’re thinking. Cranberry and turkey go together pretty darn well, but in enchiladas?? Yes, trust me… they work in enchiladas too. Use some of your leftover turkey and canned cranberry sauce to make some of these Cranberry-Turkey Enchiladas.

Here’s the How To:
Mix turkey with whole berry cranberry sauce, black beans, salsa, cheese, sour cream, cilantro, cumin, salt & pepper. Scoop some into the middle of a flour tortilla, wrap it and place it seam-side-down in a pyrex pan.
For the sauce, mix cranberry sauce with more salsa and a teaspoon of hot sauce. Spread it over the top of the stuffed enchiladas.
Sprinkle cheese on top.
Bake until cooked through and cheese bubbling.
Plate it, top with sour cream, cilantro and a sprinkle of green onions.
It’s kid-friendly too (mine loved it)!
So if you need a break from the gravy, mashed potatoes and sweet potato souffle, try using your leftover turkey for enchiladas instead.

This recipe can be found HERE.

Lori Lange of Recipe Girl

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  • Josie wrote:

    I found this recipe in Better Homes and Gardens several years ago, and I’ve been making them ever since – soo yummy!

    • Lori Lange wrote:

      @Josie, Thanks for quoting the source… I always note the source if I know it, but this was written down w/out a source. Good to know bhg!

  • Christine wrote:

    I made this for my husband and his brother the other night. They are still raving about it today…and craving more. This recipe is genious- thank you so much!

  • Jen Schall wrote:

    These sound delicious! Now I’m wishing I hadn’t sent most of the leftovers home with family… I might have to make some turkey just to give this recipe a try. I love all things cranberry!

  • courtney wrote:

    Now these look amazing! Great unusual idea for the leftovers.

  • Mimi wrote:

    Great twist on enchilada.

  • Katrina wrote:

    My family (including the husband) doesn’t really like cranberry sauce. But I think this looks and sounds great!

  • Dianne wrote:

    I’m making these tonight!! YUM. 🙂

  • patsyk wrote:

    I’ve got so much turkey left after yesterday! I love how you used different parts of the Thanksgiving meal to come up with something completely different!

  • pigpigscorner wrote:

    Great idea! Now I know what to do with my turkey leftovers!

  • Barbara wrote:

    Super recipe! Glad I have enough left over to try it!

  • Leslie Green wrote:

    If its kid friendly..I am allll over it!!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you as well!

  • VeggieGirl wrote:

    Fabulous Mexican twist on Thanksgiving fare!


  • Gera @ SweetsFoods wrote:

    A timely recipe Lori, sounds divinely rich these enchiladas!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!



  • Sue wrote:

    Oh my gosh, these enchiladas look sooo good! I never would have thought to use cranberries!

  • megan wrote:

    Love the enchiladas. I like when there is an unexpected twist. Happy Thanksgiving to you Lori! Have a great weekend!

  • Lauren wrote:

    Any recipe that includes cranberries catches my eye, and this one is no exception! These enchiladas are such a creative use of Thanksgiving leftovers – it completely transforms the turkey and cranberry sauce!

    Happy turkey day 🙂

  • nina wrote:

    I will have to cook a turkey to have leftovers, but it will be so worth it….Happy Thanksgiving Lori!!!