Cheese!  Cheese! Cheese! 
I don’t often indulge in cheese. Even though I do so love it.  I usually feel that you need a LOT of cheese in order for it to really taste good.  I don’t usually indulge in that many calories, I usually choose to flavor my food in other ways.
However, one does have to have cheese sometimes, right?? 
I tasted this before adding the cheese and after and it was delicious with the cheese.  It still has a lot of flavor and the cheese brings it out even more! 
These were plenty flavorful on their own but I used some of my tomatillo green salsa to put on it.  This made it even better!  Seriously, this was a fantastic meal!  Loved the leftovers the next day too!
Cheesy Chimichangas
Adapted from Food Snob

1 pound ground turkey
1 onion, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
11/2 tablespoon cumin
1 can green chiles, 4 oz.
2 teaspoons oregano
1 can Rotel tomatoes with green chiles
1 can tomato sauce, 15 oz. (I only used about 3/4 of it)
1 1/2 cups of cheddar cheese, 6 oz.
10 – 100 calorie whole wheat tortillas

  • Cook the ground turkey and the onions together.  
  • When the ground turkey is done, add spices, chiles and tomatoes.  Let simmer for 10 minutes or until thickened.  
  • Turn off heat and add cheese and stir until melted. 
  • Put 1/2 cup of turkey mixture onto tortilla and roll and place seam side down in a pan. 
  • Spray tops with cooking spray and bake in oven for about 25 minutes at 400 degrees. 

Total calories = 2569 calories
10 servings = 257 calories per chimichanga

2 Cheesy Chimichangas = 514 calorie dinner


Your comments about cheese are exactly right! I adore cheese (but I’m lactose intolerant, so not often). I wanted to make enchiladas the other day and didn’t realize that you needed so much cheese.