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30-Minute Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet

The best way to use Thanksgiving leftovers: Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet with an easy 5 minute homemade enchilada sauce! You'll make this again and again!
Course 30 min or less, Dinner, Gluten Free, Healthy
Keyword turkey enchilada
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 450 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 1 batch of my homemade enchilada sauce
  • For the skillet:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup leftover mashed sweet potato (from 2 small or medium sweet potatoes)
  • 2 cups shredded cooked leftover turkey or chicken breast (about 1 pound)
  • 6 yellow corn tortillas, cut into 1 inch strips
  • 1 cup 2% Mexican shredded cheese, divided
  • Cilantro, green onions and greek yogurt/sour cream, for serving


  1. First make the enchilada sauce, then set aside to cool. If you don't want to make homemade enchilada sauce you can use 2 cups store bought enchilada sauce.
  2. To make the skillet: Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in large skillet. Add onions and garlic and cook 4-5 minutes until onions become translucent and garlic is fragrant. Add turkey and spoonfuls of mashed sweet potato and stir together to combine.
  3. Next add the corn tortilla pieces and all of the enchilada sauce; stir to combine. Reduce heat to medium-low and sprinkle in 1/2 cup of cheese. Stir again and simmer for a few minutes. 
  4. Sprinkle another 1/2 cup of cheese over the top and cover for 5 minutes to help melt the cheese. Serve with cilantro, green onions or sour cream/greek yogurt.

Recipe Notes

Want to lightened up this recipe a little bit more? Use only 1/2 cup of cheese instead of 1 cup.

To make vegetarian: Use black beans instead of turkey.

To make vegan: Skip the cheese or use a vegan cheese. Skip the turkey and use black beans instead.

Nutrition Facts
30-Minute Leftover Sweet Potato & Turkey Enchilada Skillet
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 450 Calories from Fat 113
% Daily Value*
Fat 12.5g19%
Saturated Fat 4.8g30%
Carbohydrates 43.4g14%
Fiber 8.2g34%
Sugar 11.1g12%
Protein 38.4g77%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.