Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

Repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers in a fun new way with these leftover turkey enchiladas! Sweet and savory, they also feature a touch of whole berry cranberry sauce. Dairy free and gluten free options included.

A glass baking dish filled with Leftover Turkey Enchiladas.

Are you at all surprised that I used Thanksgiving leftovers to make enchiladas?

I didn’t think so.

And let me tell you – this right here is a pretty sweet way to use up some turkey and cranberry sauce, if I do say so myself.

You know, you won’t feel like you are eating the same thing over and over.

And we are talking about enchiladas here. And everybody knows that enchiladas = awesome.

A glass baking dish filled with Thanksgiving Enchiladas with a napkin to the side.

About These Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

So let’s discuss. These enchiladas have lots of good things going on.

One. They come together pretty quickly. A quick saute of some onions and brussels sprouts (brussels ♥) and then just mix together the filling and roll those babies on up.

Two. Sweet and salty. You get little pops of tangy sweetness from the cranberry sauce, all contrasted against the other savory elements. Winning combo right there.

Three. Cheese. Nuff’ said.

A baking dish filled with Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Enchiladas with a bowl of cranberry sauce to the side.

So tell me, what’s your favorite way to use up Thanksgiving leftovers?

We alwaysssss have a slightly ridiculous amount leftover. Although to be fair, I make way more food on purpose for the sole reason of having leftovers.

Because then I get to make something like this.

Oh enchiladas, you sure know the way to a girl’s heart.

Two Leftover Turkey Enchiladas on a white plate with a baking dish in the background.

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Leftover Turkey and Cranberry Enchiladas | cookiemonstercooking.com

Leftover Turkey Enchiladas

Yield: 9 to 10 enchiladas
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes

Repurpose your Thanksgiving leftovers in a fun new way with these leftover turkey enchiladas! Sweet and savory, they also feature a touch of whole berry cranberry sauce. Dairy free and gluten free options included.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of cayenne (or more to taste)
  • 2 cups leftover shredded turkey
  • ½ cup leftover whole berry cranberry sauce
  • 1 ¾ cups shredded regular or dairy free mozzarella cheese, divided
  • 2 cups red enchilada sauce, divided*
  • 9 to 10 whole wheat flour tortillas**
  • fresh minced parsley, for garnish
  • lime wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Spray a 9x13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Set a medium skillet over medium heat. Add in the olive oil. When hot, add in the onion and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, until it starts to soften. Add in the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  3. Add in the brussels sprouts and cook for about 3 to 4 minutes, until crisp tender. Remove from the heat and mix in the salt and cayenne.
  4. Transfer this mixture to a large bowl. Add in the turkey, cranberry sauce, ½ cup of the fontina and ½ cup of the sauce. Mix until well combined. Taste and season with additional salt / cayenne if needed.
  5. Heat the tortillas for about 30 seconds in the microwave so that they are pliable. Place a tortilla on a work surface. Scoop about a heaping ⅓ cup of the filling and place in a line down the center of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up tightly and transfer to the prepared baking dish with the seam-side down. Repeat this process with the remaining tortillas and filling.
  6. Evenly pour the remaining sauce over the top of the enchiladas. Sprinkle with the remaining cheese. Cover the pan with foil and bake for about 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the foil and then return to the oven to bake for 5 additional minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 5 to 10 minutes. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with lime wedges (optional).


*To keep these gluten free - be sure to use a gluten free enchilada sauce.

**To keep these gluten free - use your favorite gluten free tortillas in place of the whole wheat ones.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 9 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 353Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 929mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 3gSugar: 9gProtein: 19g

Nutrition data shown is an estimate provided by an online calculator and is for informational purposes only. It should not be considered a substitute for a medical professional’s advice.