Leftover Turkey and Rice Enchiladas

Put down the sandwich bread and use your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers to make some rice enchiladas topped with savory gravy, cheese and tangy cranberry sauce!

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Leftover Turkey and Rice Enchiladas

Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 25 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 40 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 25 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 40 mins


  • 1 cup Minute® White Rice
  • nonstick spray
  • 2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided
  • 1 cup stuffing
  • 1 cup shredded, cooked turkey
  • 4 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cups turkey gravy, divided
  • 16 corn tortillas, warmed
  • 1 cup cranberry sauce
  • 2 tbsp finely-chopped fresh parsley


  • These yummy enchiladas transform all your Thanksgiving turkey dinner leftovers into something new and exciting. With Minute® Instant White Rice and a few easy additions, you’ll have an easy, cheesy casserole the whole family will love!

    Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 425°F. Prepare rice according to package directions. Allow to cool slightly. Meanwhile, coat two 9 x 13-inch baking dishes with nonstick spray.

    Step 2

  • Stir together rice, half the cheese, stuffing, turkey, green onions, salt and pepper in a medium bowl. Divide 1 cup of gravy equally between prepared baking dishes.

    Step 3

  • Divide filling evenly down the center of each tortilla. Roll each tortilla up tightly and place 8, seam-side down, over gravy in each baking dish. Top with the remaining gravy and sprinkle with remaining cheese.

    Step 4

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20-25 minutes, or until tortillas are lightly browned and the filling is heated through.

    Step 5

  • Top with cranberry sauce and sprinkle with parsley.

    Recipe Tips
    Substitute Monterey Jack cheese with Cheddar or Swiss cheese, for a different flavor.

    Serve the dish with lime wedges, if desired.

    If you don’t have enough gravy to use in this dish, substitute with red or green enchilada sauce.

Turkey’s Second Round

When your Thanksgiving feast is over and you’ve got more leftover turkey, stuffing and gravy than you know what to do with, we’re here to help. All you need are some new ideas for how to use it all up before eating turkey sandwiches starts to get old.

First up? Use your leftover turkey and fixings in this delicious enchilada casserole recipe! Topped with gravy, melted cheese and a bit of sweet cranberry sauce, it’s brimming with flavors the whole family will love. To top things off, finish your meal with some chewy, fresh-baked Jasmine Rice and Dried Cranberry Cookies, made with leftover cranberry sauce.

Family Time

This recipe may require a bit more time to make, but we guarantee it’s worth the effort! Make it a family activity and enjoy some quality time with any relatives that have traveled a long way for the weekend.

If you need a lighter option after eating your fill during the holidays, try using your leftovers to make our Leftover Turkey Soup. Made with vegetables, turkey, gravy and all the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving feast, it’s a delicious way to ensure no food goes to waste.

If you want inspiration for creating a meal for one, start with this Microwave Egg Fried Rice.

Looking for other dinner idea? Try our Cheesy Chicken and rice Recipe with Broccoli.

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