Saturday, November 20, 2010

Turkey, Bacon, Cheddar Enchiladas

Bacon makes everything better.  Really it does. 

Need a way to use up turkey leftovers?  Look no further! 

I can't think of a better way to serve turkey.  Than topping it with sour cream, bacon and cheddar cheese. 

Need I say more?  Seriously?

Smokey Bacon Enchiladas Recipe
Adapted from Meg's Cooking Corner


1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
4 cloves garlic; minced
5 cups cooked chicken breast; shredded
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp ground cumin
3 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
salt and pepper to taste
15 - 100 calorie whole wheat flour tortillas


1 can condensed cream of chicken soup
1 1/4 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz) can diced green chilies
3 cloves garlic; minced
1/2 cup cooked crumbled bacon
1 1/2 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cumin
salt and pepper to taste

5 oz. shredded cheddar cheese
1 green onion, finely chopped

Preheat oven to 350,
In a medium sized bowl combine all sauce ingredients and stir to mix well. Set aside.
 In a pan sprayed with cooking spray, add onions and cook until onions are soft. Add garlic and cook for a couple more minutes. Remove to a large mixing bowl. To the onions, add chicken, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper, shredded cheese and 3/4 cup of the prepared sauce. Stir to mix.

Spoon 3/4 cup of the sauce into the bottom of the 9 x13 baking pan and spread evenly. Warm tortillas slightly until they are soft and flexible. Spoon 1/2 cup of the chicken filling down the center of each tortilla. Fold in the ends and roll up the tortillas. Place seam side down in the Dutch oven or baking pan. Spoon the remaining sauce over the top and top with cheddar cheese and green onions.

Bake in 350 oven for 30 minutes or until hot and cheese is bubbly.

We put 10 enchiladas in a 9 x 13 pan and then 5 of them in an 8 x 8 pan and froze the small pan. 

Total calories = 4500
15 servings = 300 calories per enchilada

2 Bacon Enchiladas = 600 calorie dinner

This is my submission to BSI Bacon hosted this week by Jen from Cooking Aweigh the Pounds

One year ago...

Tomato Cream Cheese Chicken

This is linked to:
Not Baaad Sundays at Lamb Around
Sundays at One Food Club at Cocina Diary
Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative
This Week's Cravings: Turkey Leftovers at Mom's Crazy Cooking
Tuesdays at the Table at All The Small Stuff
Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Hearth n Soul at Girlichef
Tasty Tuesdays at A Beautiful Mess
Tuesday Night Supper Club at Fudge Ripple
Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays at Blessed with Grace
Dr. Lauras Tasty Tuesdays at Dr. Lauras Adventures
Real Food Wednesday at Kelly the Kitchen Kop
Ultimate Recipe Swap: Freezer Cooking at Life as Mom
Ingredient Spotlight:Bacon at Eat at Home

Calories calculated from Some numbers are approximate and rounded.


  1. My husband loves the taste of bacon so this recipe will suit him perfectly. Diane

  2. This would be a great way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers.

  3. ps I love how your linking back to last years posts.

  4. Bacon, you said bacon right? I am there!

  5. These are awesome! definitely the perfect way to use up those turkey leftovers.

  6. Turkey and bacon go so well together. This IS an awesome and smart way to use TG turkey leftovers!

  7. Sounds great. The combination of turkey, bacon and gren chili sounds like a winner to me.

  8. Great BSI entry - and great way to use up leftover turkey too. :D

  9. Looks great, we love the flavor of Mexican food! Good idea with the leftover turkey!

  10. YUM, Enchildas! I must write down this recipe and try it, it looks AMAZING!

  11. Mmmmm, perfect for those leftovers! So glad you loved the squash.

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner

  12. Mmmm - I love that you added bacon. So tasty!

    Thanks for linking this to This Week's Cravings!

  13. This recipe looks delicious. I'd like some right now.

  14. Bacon does make everything taste better! These enchiladas look awesome!

  15. Thanks for linking up to This Week's Cravings!

  16. Three cheers for bacon! These look heavenly!

  17. That looks fantabulous, Debbi!! I'm bookmarking this, cuz I just know everybody in the house would devour it and that's what I want to see. YUM! Thanks for sharing it w/ the hearth and soul hop this week :D

  18. OH, my! This sounds divine!! Everything is better with bacon, right?! :)

  19. Debbi,
    You make it all look so good, this is a great recipe. Thank you for sharing it and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  20. Oh, yummmmmmmmmmmmmy! That is all I can say. :)

  21. are you serious...only 300 calories per enchilada? this will definitely be on our leftover list...i am stunned! thank you for sharing with tnsc!

  22. You're so right - bacon makes everything better. This looks very delicious :-)

  23. Hmm. Definitely don't see that as a low calorie meal.