Slimmed Down Sour Cream Enchiladas

Awhile back, I posted a recipe for one of my all time favorite dishes, Sour Cream Enchiladas.  As much as I love the dish...that's how much my hips don't. So I decided to try a healthier version. I substituted the flour tortillas for whole wheat, the ground beef for lean ground turkey, used low sodium taco seasoning, used less cheese etc. The difference? I couldn't even taste it! It was still oh-so-amazing, which was a very unexpected surprise. I did use regular cheese, because...well, I love regular cheese. It melts better than reduced fat or fat free, but you're more than welcome to substitute if you'd like. The moral of the story? You don't always have to sacrifice taste for health!

What you'll need:
1 pound of 95% lean ground turkey
8 burrito size whole wheat tortillas
1 packet of low sodium taco seasoning, or homemade taco seasoning
1 small onion, chopped
8 oz. light sour cream
1/2-1 small can green chiles (undrained)
1 small can sliced black olives (drained)
1 can 98% fat free cream of mushroom soup
1 can 98 % fat free cream of chicken soup
1 cups cheddar cheese (may used reduced fat if your prefer)

In a large skillet, brown ground turkey with onion - drain if needed. Add taco seasoning and prepare according to package directions. Set meat aside. In a medium sauce pan, add sour cream, green chiles, creamed soups and 1/2 cup cheese, melting just until thinned and warm. Evenly cover bottom of a greased 9x13 casserole dish with a thin layer of sauce. Tear four tortillas into quarters. Lay tortilla pieces in bottom of pan, covering all surface area. Evenly spoon half of the taco meat onto the tortilla layer. Pour half of the sauce mixture on top of meat, spreading out evenly. Repeat each layer, beginning with tortillas and ending with sauce. Top with remaining shredded cheddar cheese and black olives. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 350° for 30-40 minutes or until enchiladas are bubbly and cheese is melted and golden.

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Nutrition Information:
Slimmed Down Sour Cream Enchiladas 
Serves 6-8 (calculations based on 8 servings)
Calories: 306    Fat: 15g      Protein: 21g       Carbs: 33g       Fiber: 4g     Sugar: 4g

Regular Sour Cream Enchiladas
Serves 6-8 (calculations based on 8 servings)
Calories: 418    Fat: 18g      Protein: 22g         Carbs: 36g       Fiber: 4g    Sugar: 4g

*Calories calculated using My Fitness Pal. Nutritional values may vary based on varied brands or amounts.

Tip: This recipe goes great with Slimmed Down Cheesy Mexican Rice


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  2. These look amazing! I am making them this week...thanks for sharing!