Turkey Pumpkin Enchilada Casserole


  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 cups seeded and chopped red bell pepper (about 2 medium)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, or to taste
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced (about 2½ table spoons)
  • 3 ½ cups pumpkin or winter squash puree (or two 15-ounce cans)
  • 2 cups gluten-free chicken stock or broth
  • 3 seeded and minced jalapeño chilies (or one 4-ounce can diced mild green jalapeños, drained)
  • 1 teaspoon gluten-free chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 ½ cups cooked black beans (or one 15 -ounce can, rinsed and drained)
  • 1 ½ cups pinto beans (or one 15-ounce cans, rinsed and drained)
  • 2 cups cooked turkey (shredded or chopped)
  • 1 cup gluten-free, dairy-free cheese replacement of choice
  • 18 (6-inch) corn tortillas


Preheat the oven to 350oF.

In a skillet set over medium- high heat, heat the oil. Cook the onion and red peppers, sautéing for 4 to 5 minutes until the onions have softened. Sea son with salt and pepper and add garlic, cooking for another minute. Stir in the pumpkin puree, stock, jalapeños, chili powder, and nut meg. Taste the sauce and see if you need to add more salt or pepper. (The amount needed will vary depending on the stock used.) Remove sauce from heat.

Pour 2 cups of the pumpkin sauce into the bottom of an oiled 9×13- inch pan. Lay 6 tortillas onto the bottom of the pan, overlapping or tearing some of them in half as needed to fit. Top the tortillas with half each of the black beans, pinto beans, and turkey. Pour 1 cup of pumpkin sauce over the bean layer. Repeat the layers starting with  the tortillas, then the beans and turkey, and then another cup of pumpkin sauce. Top with the remaining tortillas. Pour the final amount of pumpkin sauce on top, smoothing as needed to completely cover the tortillas.

Sprinkle with the cheese substitute.

Bake for 45-60 minutes until bubbling.

To freeze: After sprinkling with the cheese substitute, top with a layer of parchment paper, then cover with aluminum foil, sealing well to remove as much air as possible. Label and freeze.

To serve: Thaw. Bake at 350oF for 45-60 minutes or until bubbling.



Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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