Leftover Turkey and Rice Enchiladas

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

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Cooking time PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 20 mins
Servings SERVES 6-8
Ready in TOTAL TIME 35 mins
Cooking time
PREP TIME 15 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 20 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 35 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 the bottom of prepared pans.

    Step 3

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

    Step 4

  • Bake, uncovered, for 20 to 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 leftover turkey, stuffing and gravy coming out of your ears, it’s time to find ways to use it all up before eating turkey sandwiches starts to get old.

Here’s a solution! Why not use your leftover turkey and fixings in this delicious enchilada casserole recipe! Topped with smooth gravy, melted cheese and a bit of sweet cranberry sauce, it’s brimming with flavors the whole family will love. Once you try it, you’ll start wishing it were Thanksgiving more often! Just when you thought it couldn’t get any better, finish off your meal with some chewy, fresh-baked Jasmine Rice and Dried Cranberry Cookies using your leftover cranberry sauce.

Family Time

This recipe may require a bit more time, 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, why not try using your leftovers to make our Leftover Turkey Soup recipe with vegetables, turkey, gravy and all the flavors of a traditional Thanksgiving feast. If you want inspiration for creating a meal for one, start with this Egg Fried Brown Rice or Jasmine Rice.

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