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Spicy Turkey Quesdillas

Am I the only one that enjoys #ThanksgivingLeftovers more than the main meal itself? We eat around mid-day, and by the time I prep, set the table, and cook, I really am just looking forward to sitting down with my family, the food is secondary.

But later in the day, and in the following days, I love having those leftovers in the fridge.  My husband makes the best turkey sandwiches.  I whip up potato pancakes and stuffing waffles. I'm always on the lookout for new ways to serve them up.

I found this recipe for Spicy Turkey Quesadillas on the Taste of Home website and knew that I would be adding it into my menu this year. I made some minor changes, using what I had on hand. Greek yogurt cream cheese, jarred jalapenos, multigrain wraps.  These came together super quickly using the panini press, and they disappeared even quicker. 

Thanks so much to Camilla for hosting this event. Be sure to go check out the links at the bottom of the post for even more great ways to enjoy your leftovers, I know that my to-try file just got a lot bigger!

Spicy Turkey Quesadillas

Spicy Turkey Quesadillas



  • 3 ounces fat free cream cheese- I used Greek Yogurt cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries- I used fresh
  • 1 Tablespoon canned chopped green chiles- I used jarred jalapenos
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana style hot sauce
  • 4 flour tortillas 6"- I used Flat out multi grain wraps
  • 1 cup diced, cooked turkey


Mix first five ingredients until blended; spread over tortillas. Top two tortillas with turkey, then remaining tortillas, pressing lightly. In a large skillet, cook quesadillas over medium heat until lightly browned and heated through, 2-3 minutes per side.
turkey, cranberries
Appetizers Snacks, Main Dishes, Holiday Leftovers
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Cranberry-Orange Brie Bites by Books n' Cooks
Cranberry-Topped Baked Brie by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
(Leftover) Turkey and Cranberry BBQ Sauce Pizza by Kate's Recipe Box
Prosciutto & Asiago Stuffed Mushrooms by Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck Survive Despite a Whiskered Accomplice
Spicy Turkey Quesadillas by Jolene's Recipe Journal
Turkey Croquettes by Cindy's Recipes and Writings
Turkey and Sausage Gumbo by Palatable Pastime
Turkey Pot Pie by Making Miracles


Unknown said…
Oh yes! I could totally eat these and not complain in the least! They look super yummy! Faith, Hope, Love, & Luck - Colleen
Unknown said…
You really kicked Thanksgiving leftovers up a notch!
Kate said…
My kids would love this!
Jolene said…
I've already made them twice, they are so easy, and so good!
Jolene said…
Thank you! It's so fun to spin them into something new :)
Jolene said…
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Jolene said…
Quesdillas are always a hit with my kid too :)
Rebekah said…
Yumm!! That looks wonderful!

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