Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas

  • prep time20 min
  • total time 50 min
  • serves

No need to fry this traditional Mexican dish: Simply bake until the tortillas are lightly browned and crisp, then serve them topped with spicy salsa and a dollop of sour cream. PointsPlus® Value: 6. Brought to you by Weight Watchers.

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Directions for: Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas


2 sprays cooking spray

½ lb(s) uncooked ground turkey breast

16 oz fat-free canned refriend beans

8 oz fat-free salsa

1 cup reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

4 ½ oz canned green chili peppers (mild), drained and diced

1 tsp chili powder

3 Tbsp uncooked scallions, thinly sliced

8 large burrito-sized wheat flour tortillas

1 cup fat-free salsa

½ cup fat-free sour cream


1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Coat a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. Add turkey to skillet and cook over medium-high heat until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Drain any excess liquid from pan and then add beans, 8 ounces of salsa, chili peppers, chili powder and scallions. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in cheese.

3. Meanwhile, wrap tortillas in foil; warm in oven for 10 minutes.

4. Assemble chimichangas by spooning about 1/2 cup of turkey mixture onto each tortilla; fold in sides and roll up.

5. Place chimichangas in prepared baking dish. Bake uncovered until tortillas are crisp and brown, about 20 minutes. Serve each topped with 2 tablespoons of additional salsa and 1 tablespoon of sour cream.

See more: North American, Turkey, Bake, Cheese, Dinner, Kid-Friendly


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