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Turkey Tortilla Bake

This Turkey Tortilla Bake is a delicious and easy dinner idea! And a great recipe for leftover turkey.

Hey everybody!  I hope you all had a great weekend!  We had a snowy one…very very snowy. Enough already Mother Nature!  🙂  But that also means it’s perfect weather to get into the kitchen!  And into the kitchen I went…and again I’ve been cookin’ up some turkey!

You may have noticed that we’re big fans of turkey over here!  And not just for the big holidays either.  I love how lean and versatile turkey is, so I like to use it in all kinds of recipes as an alternative to other meats!  I know it may be hard to wrap your mind around turkey for everyday dinners, but that needs to stop!  🙂

Turkey is perfect for easy weeknight meals like this one:  Turkey Tortilla Bake

This dish is so creamy, cheesy and bursting with Mexican flavours!  SO good.  It is a major hit in our house! Gone.  Gobble gobble gobbled up!  Yep.  I went there.  😉

Recipe Tips:

  • Shortcut Tip!  Use leftover turkey (or chicken) and cut your total time to about 1 hour!
  • Serve it up with fresh cilantro, salsa, and tortilla chips.

Turkey Tortilla Bake

This Turkey Tortilla Bake is a delicious and easy dinner idea! And a great recipe for leftover turkey.

  • Author: Jo-Anna Rooney
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 1x
  • Category: Casserole
  • Method: Baking


  • 1 boneless skinless turkey breast
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese (I like to use Monterey Jack)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 14 oz can green chilies
  • 1 1/2 tsp cumin
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 86 inch corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheese
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • extra salsa for topping


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place the turkey breast into a saucepan, cover it with water, and bring to a boil. Turn down the heat, and simmer until the turkey is cooked through, about 10-15 minutes.
  3. When the turkey is cooked, remove it from the pan, and cut it into bite sized pieces.
  4. While the turkey is simmering, in a separate bowl, combine the sour cream, 1 1/4 cups shredded cheese, 1/2 cup salsa, green chilis, cumin and pepper.
  5. Add the chopped turkey, and combine. Set aside.
  6. Lightly oil a rectangle baking dish (8.5×11). I like to spray it lightly with a cooking oil spray.
  7. Cut the tortillas into 2 inch wide strips, then line the bottom of the baking dish with half of the cut pieces.
  8. Spread out half of the turkey mixture onto the tortilla pieces.
  9. Then add the remaining tortilla pieces, evenly lined up over the turkey mix.
  10. Spread out the remaining turkey mix.
  11. Sprinkle on 3/4 cup shredded cheese and the chopped cilantro.
  12. Cover the dish with tin foil and bake for 30 minutes. After this time, remove the foil and bake for 30 minutes more.
  13. Let the bake rest for 5-10 minutes, and serve with fresh cilantro and salsa!


This recipe is a perfect way to use up left over turkey too!

Keywords: Tortilla Bake

Recipe adapted from The Newlywed Cookbook

More Delicious Turkey Recipes to Try:

Have a delicious day!

Disclosure: I was compensated by the Turkey Farmers of Canada in exchange for writing this post, but as always, all thoughts and words here on my blog, are always, always my own.  Truly.  If you are looking for other great turkey recipe ideas, you can find them at the Turkey Farmers of Canada website or Facebook page!

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  • Reply
    Catie @ Catie's Corner
    March 18, 2013 at 9:35 AM

    This look delicious! I’m definitely pinning it. : ) Thanks for sharing.

    Have a great week! I am really looking forward to some warmer temps.

    ~ Catie

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    March 18, 2013 at 11:37 AM

    I just pinned it as well! Maybe i’ll even make it tonight…
    My family is going to love this and I can actually eat too since I don’t eat beef or pork!

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    March 19, 2013 at 7:45 AM

    Looks awesome! Definitely going to be popular with the whole family.

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    Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com
    March 19, 2013 at 6:56 PM

    Looks delish!! Thanks for sharing … pinned! 😉

  • Reply
    March 20, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    Yum, looking forward to trying! Thanks for sharing. Stopping by from Lil Luna 🙂


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    March 24, 2013 at 8:39 PM

    This sounds absolutely delicious! What a great dinner idea! Also, I love that Roald Dahl quote you have on your blog too – it’s one of my favorites! 🙂

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    KC @ The Real Thing with the Coake Family
    March 28, 2013 at 6:45 PM

    Looks so yummy! I’m pinning it to add to our dinner list very soon.
    I would love if you would share this at my link party. http://www.realcoake.com/2013/03/real-family-fun-7.html
    Take care,

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    January 13, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    Can you make this recipe with ground turkey as well?

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    Angela Ponder
    March 3, 2018 at 3:26 PM

    Cut the tortilla’s into 2 inches?

    2 inch Lines?? 2 inches thick? 2 inch squares?? I’m at a loss…

    • Reply
      Jo-Anna Rooney
      March 4, 2018 at 12:13 PM

      Hello Angela, I’m sorry you’re at a loss. I cut my tortillas into 2 inch wide strips.

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    September 29, 2021 at 2:47 PM

    Turkey Tortilla Bake sounds delicious, with a modification or two. I can’t imagine anything taco-flavored without onion! As far as the estimated time it would take, how can it possibly be ready in under 1 hour when it bakes for an hour after you’ve cooked the turkey breast, cooled it enough to cut, chopped it up, mixed, layered and all? It doesn’t seem to add up. That also ignores the prep of any other ingredients, too. Hmm. Sounds worth the 2 hours it would really take in a home kitchen.

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