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Double Cheddar Smothered Turkey Enchiladas

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I saw a few different versions of this white sauce enchilada recipe being pinned and repinned on Pinterest, so I thought I’d give it a try. It’s been awhile since we’ve tried a new enchilada recipe….our typical go-to version is one we call Creamy Enchilada Bake, and it uses a mix of sour cream and cream of mushroom soup on top with ground beef and refried beans inside.

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I’m not saying this new version is any healthier. Hello…butter…sour cream…shredded cheese. However, this version does eliminate the canned “cream of science experiment” soup, so it’s progress, right?

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If you have some leftover chicken on hand or perhaps some turkey in the freezer from the holidays, either would work just fine in this recipe. I used about two cups, but a little more or a little less won’t hurt anything. You could also add some rice, quinoa, or bulgur to add a bit more bulk to the tortilla contents. I just used what was on hand, and these came together perfectly for a hearty winter Sunday supper.

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Double Cheddar Smothered Turkey Enchiladas

For the Sauce
2 Tbsp butter
2 Tbsp flour
1 cup chicken broth
1 cup sour cream

For the Enchiladas
2 cups finely diced turkey (or chicken)
1 Tbsp chili powder
2 Tbsp Frank’s hot sauce
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I used chipolte cheddar inside the tortillas and 1 cup extra sharp white cheddar on top)
5-6 whole wheat tortillas

Melt the butter in a small saucepan. Whisk in the flour. Slowly stream in the chicken broth, whisking continually. When thickening and bubbling, remove from heat and stir in sour cream. Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the turkey, chili powder, hot sauce, and one cup of cheese. Divide mixture equally among the tortillas and roll up.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with cooking oil. Layer tortillas in baking dish. Use a spatula to spread the sauce over the rolled tortillas. Sprinkle the second cup of cheese over the top. Bake for 20 minutes. Then, move dish to a higher shelf in the oven, turn on the broiler, and broil for 2 minutes or until browned, watched carefully so that the top does not burn. Remove from oven. Let sit for 5 minutes, and serve. Fresh diced tomatoes and avocado slices make a tasty addition to these.

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