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Postpartum Recipes: Turkey Enchiladas

By Doula Jen

Got leftovers? Let’s go.

Casseroles are a GREAT gift to leave behind for the new mama after a visit to help her adjust to life with Baby. Easy to portion, reheat, and munch on through the day. Perfect for postpartum!


  • -your leftover Thanksgiving turkey, diced or shredded
  • -12 small-medium flour tortillas
  • -1 teaspoon cumin
  • -1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • -½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • -2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • -1 cup fresh chopped cilantro
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup chopped red onion
  • -1 large tomato, diced
  • -2 cans or pouches of red enchilada sauce


  • 1.  Preheat oven to 375°
  • 2.  Prepare a 9 x 13 casserole or baking dish with cooking spray.
  • 3.  In a large mixing bowl, combine turkey, spices, lime juice, cilantro, onion, and tomato.
  • 4.  Fill each tortilla with a scoop of the mixture and approximately 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  • 5.  Place rolled, filled tortillas in the prepared dish.
  • 6.  Coat with enchilada sauce.
  • 7.  Top with remaining cheese.
  • 8. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until bubbling.
  • 9.  Garnish with black olives, avocado, and sour cream—if desired.

Ole!  Thanksgiving reinvented. Easy meal for Mama.

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