Tasty, Healthy, Easy Enchilada Casserole

Love enchiladas but hate filling and rolling up all those tortillas? You need this yummy, healthy, easy enchilada casserole in your life!  It’s all the deliciousness of enchiladas in a quick and easy casserole form.

We’re always looking for simple casseroles and make ahead meals for nights when we head to the gym after work and get home a little later than usual.  Prep time is just 10 minutes, so you can throw this together, pop it in the oven, take a quick post-gym shower, and dinner is done when you are.  How great is that?

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1-pound ground turkey (or beef)
1 medium onion – diced
½ teaspoon pepper
1 Tablespoon chili powder
1 8-ounce tomato sauce
4 flour tortillas
2 Tablespoons light, spreadable butter
1 4-ounce can sliced olives – drained
1 ½ cups grated cheddar cheese
½ cup water
Garnish – Sour cream, lettuce, cilantro, diced tomato, etc.


Preheat oven to 400º F.
Brown turkey and onion in a large saucepan.
Drain any grease and add pepper, chili powder and tomato sauce.
Lightly spread tortillas with the spreadable butter and cut into fourths.
Spray a casserole dish with cooking spray.
Alternate laying tortillas (butter side down) in the casserole dish, then a layer of meat sauce, then a layer of olives and then finally a layer of cheese.
Repeat the layers three times.
Pour the water over the top and bake for 25 minutes, uncovered.
Garnish with sour cream, lettuce, cilantro, chopped tomato, etc.

Nutrition Information:
Serves 8
Calories per serving: 242
Fat: 8.75
Carbohydrates: 17 grams
Protein: 25 g

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