Bubble Up Enchiladas is a casserole dish made with layers of biscuits, ground turkey and enchilada sauce, and topped with cheese. They call it Bubble Up because of the biscuits “bubble up” when they bake in the oven.
This was a popular Weight Watcher Recipe back in the days when Weight Watcher’s had their Points Plus Program. Of course, now since the program is called Freestyle, there are alternatives to making this dish even lower in points by using the 2 Ingredient Dough Recipe for Biscuits. I have tried this method before and it does work. You just have to cook the biscuits for longer.
Ingredients for Bubble Up Enchiladas
- Enchilada Sauce: I made this using my favorite Enchilada sauce ever which is from Trader Joe’s. You might have heard stories of people having to travel for miles just to get to a Trader Joe’s (Which is me of course) Whenever I go to Minneapolis (3oo some miles away) to visit my brother I like to stalk up on this sauce. Of course, you can use whatever brands that YOU LOVE for this or make your own.
- Canned Biscuits – look for cans that say reduced fat on them.
- Cheese – Fat-Free cheddar can be subbed for Mexican Cheese blend.
- Ground Turkey – 99% lean ground turkey is now zero points on Freestyle and this will help get the points of this dish down low. I also like to use to use 93% or 96% lean ground beef for this as well because who doesn’t love a beef enchilada? Just make sure if you use a different protein to adjust the points in the recipe builder.
I think this photo is a lot better than what my food photography used to be. See the old version here.
Note: Pictures of recipe instructions updated as of 5/2/2012. I was getting so many questions about the recipe I decided to update the post.
How to Make Bubble up Enchiladas
Start off with browning some ground turkey or beef, whichever you prefer.
Open a can of biscuits and cut the biscuits into 4ths, like the picture shows above.
Add in your favorite jar/can of enchilada sauce. Or if you’re feeling up to it make your own. Here you can also add in other ingredients to, like corn or black beans.
Layer your biscuits on the bottom of the dish and spread the biscuits out.
Add in the beef mixture on top of the biscuits.
Then top it with some cheese and bake in the oven for 25 minutes at 350. Serve with your favorite taco toppings.
Tips For Bubble Up Enchiladas
- Use the recipe for 2 Ingredient Dough to Make your Own Biscuits. This will help lower the points tremendously!
- Fat-Free Cheddar can be subbed for Mexican Cheese Blend. This cheese can be found at stores like Aldi or Wal-Mart.
- If you don’t like using canned Enchilada Sauce make your own Enchilada sauce.
- Variations: You can do a lot with this kind of recipe. Instead of enchiladas, you could make a chicken pot pie or pizza. Add some beans or corn to the beef mixture to get some more fiber in. I haven’t tried the chicken pot pie or pizza version yet, but I think that might have to be on the menu for next week. A chicken pot pie sounds good right now.
- 1 pound lean ground turkey
- 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 1 (8oz ) can of tomato sauce (this optional, I do not use this but the recipe says to add it in with the enchilada sauce)
- 1 16 oz can reduced fat refrigerator biscuits
- 1 ¼ cups shredded low fat Mexican Cheese
- Extra Ingredients
- Green Onions, black olives, salsa, etc.
- Fat Free Sour Cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown turkey and drain if needed. Mix in a can of enchilada sauce and tomato sauce. Cut the refrigerated biscuits into fourths and stir them in the meat mixture. Then you just dump it all in a greased casserole (I use 8 X 11) and bake for 25 minutes until the biscuits are cooked through. Usually I use a tooth pick to see if the biscuits are done. Take out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake an additional 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
My WW Personal Points: 11 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
Smart Points: 11
Points Plus: 10 Previous Points: 8 Divide recipe into 6 equal servings
- Category: Casserole
- Method: Oven
- Serving Size: 1/6th of the recipe
- Calories: 372
- Sugar: 8
- Fat: 11
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 41
- Protein: 29
Keywords: Bubble Up Enchiladas, Weight Watchers
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I am not affiliated with WW formerly known as Weight Watchers in any way. I am just a member who likes to create WW recipes and share them with everyone. Freestyle is the name of the current program of WW and smart points are calculated for the recipes. Some blogs list them as freestyle smart points and some list them as smart points. There is no difference between the 2..
How is this a WW recipe?
NO FOOD is off limits on WW and WW themselves stresses that a lot on their social media pages. That is one reason why I love WW. You can pretty much eat ANYTHING to lose weight just as long as you stay in your daily points range for that.
How does Weight Watchers work?
Each recipe or food has a Smart Points value. This is calculated using calories, saturated fat, protein, and sugar. It is best to stay away from foods that are loaded with saturated fat and sugar on the plan because those foods are higher in points. When you register with Weight Watchers you are given a daily set of points to target based on your age, gender, height, and activity level. Think of it as an easier way to track your macros.