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Refuel Recipe: Easy Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole

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Easy Leftover Turkey Enchilada Casserole

Got a miserable amount of turkey sitting in your fridge or freezer? Give this one a go: 𝐍𝐮𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐟𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐬 𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 (makes 12 servings):⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Calories —⁣ 654⁣ Protein —⁣ 39⁣ Fat —⁣ 10⁣ Carbs —⁣ 37⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐈𝐧𝐠𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐬: ⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 2 lbs turkey, cooked and shredded⁣ 3 cups brown rice, cooked⁣ 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese⁣ 2 15oz cans (at least) enchilada sauce⁣ 2 15oz cans corn, drained⁣ 2 15oz cans black beans, drained⁣ 2 small to medium zucchini, cubed and roasted⁣ 2 small to medium yellow squash, cubed and roasted⁣ 2-4 tbsp taco seasoning⁣ 2 tbsp avocado oil⁣ Cilantro and green onions, to taste⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ 𝐈𝐧𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐮𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬:⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • Preheat your oven to 375. Toss your zucchini and squash with avocado oil and season with taco seasoning -- making sure all cubes are covered. Use more seasoning if you wanna. Roast for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are just browned.⁣
  • After your zukes and squash have roasted and cooled a bit, place turkey, rice, half the cheese, sauce, corn, and beans in a large mixing bowl and mix until just combined. (If you find the mixture is too dry, add more enchilada sauce, or use a chicken broth to add more moisture.)⁣
  • Grab a large casserole dish (9x13), and spread your enchilada mixture evenly in the dish. Top with remaining cheese, and bake in the same 375 oven for 25 minutes, until the cheese is golden brown. ⁣
  • Top with cilantro, onion, and serve! ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
𝐍𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐬:⁣ ⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣
  • If you're not a turkey person, you can definitely use chicken here.⁣
  • Top with all your favorite taco toppings to really jazz this up: sour cream, jalapenos, pico!⁣
  • This saves really well and is a great meal prep meal! Store in an airtight container for up to 5 days.⁣ ⁣⁣⁣⁣

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Chloe Mizianty

Chloe Mizianty

Chloe Mizianty is a former collegiate athlete turned strength training and functional movement fanatic. In 2016, she dove head first into the field of fitness, and she hasn’t looked back since. Chloe joined Renew in 2017 as an athlete while coaching with an outdoor boot-camp style fitness company, then formally joined the Renew team in 2022 as a personal trainer, nutrition coach, and pregnancy and postpartum coach. When she’s not in the gym, you can find her outside on the trails, on a paddleboard, or trying any of the hot dining spots with her husband. If she had it her way, Chloe would be staring out at the Pacific Ocean from her garage gym while doing the best benchmark workout ever: Linda.

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