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enchilada skillet with toppings

Turkey Enchilada Skillet

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  • Author: Ashlea Carver
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This quick and easy Turkey Enchilada Skillet is hearty, cozy, comfort food. Filled with ground turkey, hearty sweet potatoes, black beans, and covered with melty cheese it’s a delicious and simple way to enjoy all that enchilada flavor!


  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground dark turkey
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • 4 oz hatch chilies
  • 10 oz peeled and diced sweet potato
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 15 oz red enchilada sauce
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot starch
  • 4 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 6 oz Colby jack cheese, shredded
  • Greek yogurt or sour cream, for garnish and serving
  • cilantro, for garnish and serving
  • avocado, for garnish and serving
  • jalapeño, for garnish and serving
  • lime wedges, for garnish and serving


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Heat a 10 inch cast iron skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the olive oil and the ground turkey. Cook the ground turkey until no longer pink, breaking it up as it browns.
  3. Next, add minced garlic, diced onion, cumin, oregano, paprika, salt, and pepper and cook for another 3-4 minutes until the onion becomes translucent.
  4. Add the hatch chilies, diced sweet potato, black beans, and red enchilada sauce and stir until well combined. Simmer for 10-12 minutes until sweet potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  5. Whisk together lime juice and arrowroot starch until well combined. Remove the skillet from the heat and pour in the lime juice/arrowroot starch mixture and then the shredded pepper jack cheese. Stir until well combined.
  6. Top the casserole evenly with the shredded Colby Jack cheese. Place the skillet in the oven and bake at 400 degrees for 10-12 minutes until bubbly and the cheese is golden brown.
  7. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Top with chopped cilantro, avocado slices, and sliced jalapeño before serving.