Turkey and Dressing Enchiladas

Turkey Dressing Enchilada 2

 When I think of Thanksgiving, the very first thought that comes to mind is FOOD. I think that’s what most people think of. I mean that’s what it was all about back in the day. The Pilgrims and the Indians shared a meal together to show their thanks for helping them to survive once they arrived in America. They gathered around FOOD. 

Food is almost always the centerpiece. Birthdays (cake), Christmas (cookies and Ham), showers (finger foods), potlucks (things covered in butter or cheese), etc. You get the idea. We are a culture that is built around enjoying our food.

As a mom now, I also see the other part of it. It’s also about the time that you put into it all. Blood, sweat, and turkey tears at Thanksgiving!

Luckily, I have a recipe for you today that might just present an alternative to the usual Thanksgiving all-day affair. It’s not your everyday, full-blown turkey extravaganza, but it’s pretty and would make a great meal if you’re having people over around the holidays. And if you’re not in the mood for spending hours in the kitchen on a normally very busy day, this might be right up your alley too!

Dressing on Ham

Turkey and dressing go hand in hand. Why not snuggle them up close together? (For the record, this is actually a picture of ham and dressing) Prepare your dressing according to the package or recipe and then lay out sliced turkey (or ham). Plop your dressing right down in the middle. They’re going to warm up real nice together in the oven…

Ham Roll Up

Rolling Up

It’s time to cuddle y’all! Tightly roll inward trying to keep that dressing from falling out the sides. If it falls out, just stuff that dressing right back into the sides.

Before Gravy

We had some leftover dressing, so I just sprinkled it all over the top. I have turkey on the left here and ham on the right. I normally make this with turkey, but I had a request from the hubs to try it with ham. 

Pouring Gravy

Using your favorite turkey gravy (yes you can just make it too!), pour it ALL over the top of your rolls. Oh my goodness, this is when it gets sooooo tasty!

Pre Cooking

This is what it looks like right before you pop it into the oven. 




…all in one yummy delicious place.

Turkey Dressing Enchiladas

Turkey Dressing Enchilada 1

It’s a beautiful presentation and worthy of company. I make it for my family and every time I say I need to have somebody over so I can make this for them!

I haven’t tried yet, but I think it would be yummy to add in some cranberry sauce to a few. What gorgeous color that would add to the dish!

Make this yourself and let me know what you think!

Turkey and Dressing Enchiladas
A simple dish made with simple ingredients, but doesn't actually look like it was simple to make! Turkey and dressing make a special cuddle in the oven to create this tasty dish!
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  1. 1 (6 oz) box dressing- Or make your own!
  2. 1 (12 oz) jar or can turkey gravy- Or make your own!
  3. 14-16 pieces of thick-sliced deli turkey
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Make dressing according to package (or recipe) directions. Let cool.
  3. Drop a large spoonful onto a slice of turkey. Roll inward tightly and place seam side down in a casserole dish. Repeat until all slices are stuffed and rolled.
  4. Pour gravy over all of the rolls evenly.
  5. Bake 25-30 minutes.
  1. I have made this with both think and thick turkey slices. If I am using thinner pieces, I double them up.
  2. We used ham with some of them this time around. It was a hit!
  3. Feel free to make your own dressing and gravy (especially if you already planning to do so), this is just a quicker way!
Adapted from The Four Ingredient Cookbook
Pennywise Cook http://www.pennywisecook.com/

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  1. Loving this spin on two different dishes! Great idea.

  2. Such a great idea! My husband is a huge turkey fan so I am definitely going to have to give this a try! Love a new (well new to me) take on a familiar dish.

  3. Thanks Lani!

  4. Oh awesome Cambria! Let me know what he thinks! 🙂

  5. These look so good and fun to make! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  6. Now that’s a cool twist on a traditional meal. Very yummy.

  7. Nice way to do this.. It looks very good and easy to do.

  8. This is so creative! I think my husband would be a fan!

  9. Looks delicious! Great way to use those turkey leftovers from Thanksgiving!

  10. This is an AWESOME idea!! Oh my goodness YUM! Thanks for the recipe and idea!!!

  11. Oh this looks good I haven’t seen anything like this before! 🙂 I will have to try it! 🙂

  12. OH my gosh, yes! I’m going to try this over here and I can not wait!

  13. You know, I never would have thought to use turkey, but this looks so good! What a neat idea!

  14. This looks delicious! This is def going to be made with the leftovers. Thank you for the recipe!

  15. Mind. Blown. I would have NEVER thought to make enchiladas with turkey and dressing. You can bet we’ll be trying it, though!

  16. Now THAT is smart!! Every Wednesday, we do a potluck with 5 families. I am making these next time it’s my turn!! 🙂

  17. This looks so good! I thinks this is a great idea for leftovers too!

  18. This sounds yummy and a great way to use left overs!

  19. Yummy, this looks amazing. It also low carb since your not using tortillas.

  20. Pinned it! Such a great idea for leftovers!

  21. This is such a creative use of the flavors of the season. I love enchiladas but these cut down on the cheese which will help me fit in my holiday outfits a little easier.

  22. What a neat twist on a mexican favorite. I’d definitely like a bite! 😉

  23. I may just make this. I need something easy to travel this year, since I don’t trust my parents to drive to my house anymore. I think I would wrap a slice of prosciutto outside the turkey to trap the moisture & add that “haminess”, your husband mentioned.

  24. OMG I love this!!! What an awesome idea! My grandpa was the guy that would cook a turkey 10 times larger than we needed so we would eat turkey everything for DAYS… turkey sandwiches, turkey salad, turkey casserole… I wish I had this then!

  25. What a clever idea! Those look gorgeous and sound like a fun meal to make anytime. I’m old fashioned when it comes to Thanksgiving though and actually LOVE prepping all the food — I make everything from scratch so it is pretty much an all day affair, but I take my time and have three fabulous helpers that will someday prepare a feast of their own 🙂

  26. What an awesome twist! These look so good!

  27. Oh that looks like a good savory meal. I’m going to try this.

  28. Looks like a great way to use the leftovers! I’m sure I”ll have plenty, my mom bought a GIGANTIC turkey and there are only 10 of us… I’m sure I”ll be taking some home.

  29. This looks like a great way to use the leftovers from Thanksgiving! I never would have thought to do this, but it’s sucj a great idea! Thanks for sharing.

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