Bubble Up Enchiladas is a casserole dish made with layers of biscuits, ground turkey, enchilada sauce, and topped with cheese. Only 4 ingredients are needed to make them! 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 Watchers 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.
- See the recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
How to Make Bubble-Up Enchiladas
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Brown turkey or ground beef and drain any fat if needed. Mix in a can of enchilada sauce and tomato sauce.
Step 2: Cut the refrigerated biscuits into fourths. Place the biscuits in a single layer in a greased casserole dish.
Step 3: Spread the ground beef mixture over the biscuit layer in the casserole dish and place it in the oven.
Recipe Tip: Usually I use a tooth pick to see if the biscuits are done.
Step 4: Take out of oven and sprinkle cheese on top. Bake for an additional 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
What can I serve with enchiladas?
Enchiladas are a delicious and popular Mexican dish that can be served with a variety of sides to make a complete meal. Here are a few ideas for sides that would pair well with enchiladas:
- Rice and Beans: A classic combination, serve your enchiladas with a side of Mexican rice and refried beans. The rice can be flavored with tomato sauce, spices, or herbs, and the beans can be topped with cheese, sour cream, or fresh herbs.
- Guacamole and Chips: Add some fresh flavor to your meal with a side of homemade guacamole and tortilla chips. You can make your guacamole with fresh avocados, lime juice, garlic, and spices, and serve it with crispy corn tortilla chips. Try Alton Brown's Guacamole Recipe or Air Fryer Tortilla Chips.
- Salad: A light and refreshing salad can be a great complement to the rich and savory flavors of enchiladas. Try a simple green salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and cucumbers, or a more complex salad with black beans, corn, and avocado.
- Toppings for enchiladas: Sour cream, Greek yogurt, green onions, black olives, or Cilantro would be great options for 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.
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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.
- 1lb of lean ground turkey or lean ground beef
- 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce
- 1 (8oz ) can of tomato sauce (this is optional)
- 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 add the meat over the biscuits. 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 for an additional 10 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving.
WW Points: 11 Click here to see in recipe builder (will have to log in)
- Category: Casserole
- Method: Oven
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: ⅙th of the recipe
- Calories: 372
- Sugar: 8
- Fat: 11
- Saturated Fat: 4
- Carbohydrates: 41
- Protein: 29
Keywords: Bubble Up Enchiladas, Weight Watchers