Savory Turkey Enchilada Bake - A Gluten Free Delight











Dive into the cozy warmth of this Savory Turkey Enchilada Bake, a gluten-free twist on a Mexican classic that's both nourishing and filled with flavor. Perfect for a comforting family dinner!


Step 1: Roasting Vegetables

Begin by roasting a delightful medley of vegetables. Preheat your oven to 400°F, readying it for the tomatillos, onions, and garlic cloves you've prepared. Spread them evenly on a baking sheet, and await the transformation. Halfway through, you'll see the tomatillos soften and brown slightly, a precursor to the rich flavors they'll bring to your turkey enchilada bake.
Pro Tip: Roasting intensifies the flavors, so don't skip this step!

Step 2: Preparing the Sauce

The heart of this dish lies in its robust sauce, a harmonious blend of roasted vegetables and a medley of spices processed to perfection. To your blender or food processor, add the roasted tomatillos, onion, garlic, along with canned tomatoes, green chilies, chipotles, chili powder, cumin, paprika, and coriander. Pulse until you achieve a smooth, inviting texture. This sauce is not just a base; it’s the soul of your enchilada bake, bringing all the flavors under one roof.
Pro Tip: Blending while ingredients are warm will make the sauce smoother.

Step 3: Layering the Enchilada

Assemble the enchilada bake by starting with a hearty layer of salsa spread across the base of a 9 by 13 baking dish. Arrange gluten-free tortillas over the salsa, ensuring the bottom is fully covered. Spoon a generous cup of the turkey mixture over the tortillas and sprinkle a layer of shredded cheese. Repeat the layers, including the thin slices of red onion for an additional layer of flavor. With each step, your bake comes alive, creating a symphony of taste and texture.
Pro Tip: Ensure tortillas cover the entire base to prevent the sauce from making the bottom soggy.

Step 4: Final Touches and Baking

Culminate your preparation with a topping of avocado slices, drizzled lovingly with lime juice to maintain their vibrant hue. A final layer of cheese promises a golden, bubbly crust. Cover with aluminum foil before slipping it into the preheated oven. As the bake revels under the heat, each ingredient melds together, promising a dish that's both hearty and heartwarming. After its baking journey, allow the dish a moment of rest before it takes center stage on your dining table, garnished with fresh cilantro and a dollop of sour cream.
Pro Tip: Lime juice keeps the avocados from browning and adds a zesty flair.