Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 286.6
  • Total Fat: 9.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 13.1 mg
  • Sodium: 1,187.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 36.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 8.1 g
  • Protein: 16.7 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Baked Turkey and Jack Cheese Chimichangas calories by ingredient

Number of Servings: 8


    2 sprays cooking spray
    1/2 pound uncooked ground turkey breast
    16 oz fat-free canned refried beans
    1 3/4 cup salsa
    4 1/2 oz canned green chili peppers, mild, drained and diced
    1 tsp chili powder
    3 Tbsp scallion(s), thinly sliced
    1 cup shredded reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
    8 large burrito-size wheat flour tortilla(s)
    1 cup salsa
    1/2 cup fat-free sour cream


points value - 5
servings 8

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

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, 1 3/4 cups of salsa, chili peppers, chili powder and scallions. Cook until heated through, about 3 minutes; stir in cheese.

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

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

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

Flavor Booster: Mexican and Central American food stores often sell epazote, a pungent herb with a taste similar to cilantro. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp of chopped fresh epazote or cilantro over the finished dish.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user OUTLANDER1234.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    This was quite delicious! I added a little extra cheese on the top and baked it on for the last few minutes. I also used some black olives on top. Yum! - 12/4/08

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    Yummy in my tummy! So easy to make and even easier to eat! I heat the tortillas in the microwave rather than in the oven and use the La Tortilla Factory tortillas for even more fiber. - 6/3/08