WW Recipe of the Day: Turkey Spinach Goat Cheese Enchiladas
I love making Mexican inspired meals at home. They turn out lighter, healthier and don't sit so heavy on my stomach the way restaurant food often does.
These light and healthy turkey, spinach and goat cheese enchiladas are a great example. They are easy to make and satisfy my cravings for Mexican food for a lot fewer calories/points.
It's the first recipe I've made from one of my latest cookbook acquisitions: The All New Chicken Cookbook from WW and it's a winner in my book.
How Many Calories and WW Points in these Enchiladas?
According to my calculations, each 2-enchilada serving has 446 calories and:
8 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
8 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
8 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
11 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
How to Make Turkey Spinach and Goat Cheese Enchiladas Step-by-Step
Step 1: Prepare the Filling
Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
Add spinach in batches and cook, tossing with kitchen tongs , just until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes.
Remove skillet from heat and stir in goat cheese until melted and well blended.
Step 2: Roll the Enchiladas and Place them in the Prepared Baking Dish
Pour half of the salsa into the prepared baking dish. Working with one tortilla at a time, spoon about 3 tablespoons filling down center of each tortilla.
Roll up and place seam side down into baking dish. Pour remaining salsa over enchiladas. Bake until hot, about 20 minutes. Sprinkle with scallions and cilantro and serve with lime wedges.
Turkey Spinach & Goat Cheese Enchiladas Recipe Notes
The recipe called for corn and wheat blend tortillas, which have a unique flavor but can be hard to find. If you prefer or can't find them, just use ordinary flour tortillas instead.
Substitutions & Variations:
No Goat Cheese:
Reduced fat cream cheese and/or nonfat Greek yogurt or sour cream would work. This will create a milder flavor as well.
Chopped or sliced mushrooms would be a nice addition
For crispier enchiladas I would only put the salsa on top of the enchiladas before baking, I wouldn't put any in the bottom of the baking dish.
Top with bit of low fat shredded mild cheese, such as Monterey Jack.
We served these enchiladas alongside a crispy green salad. Corn and/or zucchini would also be delicious.
Ways to Use Leftovers
- Delicious warmed up for lunch the next day. My husband preferred them for lunch the next day.
- Portion out and freeze for future easy, healthy lunch or dinner.
WW Turkey, Spinach Goat Cheese Enchiladas
- nonstick cooking spray
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 pound ground skinless turkey breast
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 9 ounces fresh spinach
- 3 ounces reduced fat goat cheese, crumbled
- 16 ounces tomatillo salsa (I used Pace Brand)
- 8 6-inch corn and wheat blend tortillas (I used plain wheat tortillas)
- 2 scallions, thinly sliced
- ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves
- lime wedges if desired, for serving
- Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray 9 x 13 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside.
- Add spinach in batches and cook, tossing with kitchen tongs , just until spinach is wilted, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in goat cheese until melted and well blended.
- Pour half of the salsa into the prepared baking dish.
- Working with one tortilla at a time, spoon about 3 tablespoons filling down center of each tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down into baking dish.
- Pour remaining salsa over enchiladas.
- Bake until hot, about 30 minutes. Remove from the oven and sprinkle with scallions and cilantro.
- Serve with lime wedges, if desired.
Recipe source:The All New Chicken Cookbook from WW (formerly Weight Watchers).
*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
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