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Thanksgiving was amazing, right? Almost everyone I know currently has an entire fridge full of leftovers. What do you do with it all, besides tell the family that it's dinner for the next two weeks? Make these Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas. They are so good and use up a lot of the leftovers so you are not worried about waste.
Do these taste like traditional enchiladas?
No, these won’t taste like traditional enchiladas because you’re using some of your favorite leftovers to assemble them, such as turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes. However, they’ll have an incredible taste and will look like the enchiladas you enjoy!
What should I do if the turkey is a bit dry?
If your turkey is a bit dry after you’ve cooked it in the oven and then had leftovers sitting in the fridge, don’t worry. You can add a bit of butter and gravy to the turkey to make it moist and flavorful again before using it to prepare these tasty enchiladas. Adding a bit of butter and gravy can bring that turkey back to life, eliminating that excess dryness that most people don’t like.
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Can I add extra ingredients to the Thanksgiving leftover enchiladas?
Yes, you can definitely add extra ingredients to these Thanksgiving leftover enchiladas. The goal is to use the leftovers you have in the fridge from Thanksgiving, such as mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, and more. It’s great because these ingredients taste amazing when paired together.
Can I freeze these enchiladas?
Absolutely. If you want to make them last longer, you can assemble them, wrap them, and then freeze them until you’re ready to eat them. They can stay fresh in the freezer for at least three months. Then, when you’re in the mood for them, you can let them defrost in your fridge before reheating them in the microwave or oven, whichever you prefer.
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What are the best sauces to use for these enchiladas?
Cranberry sauce and turkey gravy are two excellent sauces to use when you make these enchiladas. You can make the sauce from scratch or buy it pre-made. You may even have some left from Thanksgiving to use on your enchiladas.
Utensils needed to make these Enchiladas
8×8 Baking Dish – This glass baking dish is made from high-quality glass that can withstand high temperatures, making it perfect for baking of all kinds. Plus it comes with a lid for easy storing!
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What you need to make Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas
Shredded Cooked Turkey Meat
Shredded Colby Jack Cheese
How to make Thanksgiving Leftover Enchiladas
Spread a scoop of the filling down the center of each tortilla and roll it up. Place the enchiladas in the pan and cover with enchilada sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 20 minutes.
Note: Can easily be doubled and made in a 13×9-inch baking dish.
- 1 cup shredded cooked turkey meat
- 3/4 cups prepared stuffing
- 3/4 cups shredded Colby jack cheese
- 1 (10 oz.) can enchilada sauce
- 4 large flour tortillas
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and lightly grease an 8x8-inch pan with cooking spray.
- Pour 1/3 cup of enchilada sauce into the pan and spread to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Combine shredded turkey, stuffing, and 1/2 cup cheese in a medium bowl and stir.
- Spread a scoop of the filling down the center of each tortilla and roll it up. Place the enchiladas in the pan and cover with enchilada sauce. Sprinkle the remaining cheese over the top and bake for 20 minutes.
Can easily be doubled and made in a 13x9 inch baking dish.
Thanksgiving is over, but that doesn’t mean the leftovers have to be. In fact, we’ve got the perfect recipe for you – leftover thanksgiving enchiladas! This dish is easy to make and can easily be tailored to your own taste preferences. What are your favorite leftover recipes? Let us know in the comments below. And as always, happy eating!