Turkey Quesadillas

Spice up your Thanksgiving leftovers with this fast and easy dish.

Posted in , Nov 22, 2019

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1 lb. lean ground turkey 2 Tbsp. minced fresh cilantro
1 c. chopped red onion ½ tsp. dried oregano
1-2 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp. ground cumin
2 c. julienned zucchini ¼ tsp. salt
1 c. salsa ⅓ tsp. cayenne pepper
1 c. frozen corn 8 flour tortillas (8 inches)
1 c. julienned sweet red peppers 2 c. shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies  


1. In a nonstick skillet, cook turkey, onion and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain.
2. Add zucchini, salsa, corn, red peppers and chilies.

3. Reduce heat; cover and simmer until vegetables are tender. Stir in seasonings.

4. For each quesadilla, place one tortilla in an ungreased nonstick skillet.

5. Sprinkle with ¼ cup cheese. Top with ½ cup filling, then another ¼ cup cheese. Cover with another tortilla.

6. Cook over medium heat, turning once, until light brown on both sides and cheese begins to melt. Cut into 8 wedges.

Yields 4 quesadillas

Nutritional Information (serving=1 quesadilla): Calories: 840; Fat: 32g; Cholesterol: 125mg; Sodium: 2410mg; Total Carbohydrates: 93g; Dietary Fiber: 5g; Sugars: 12g; Protein: 52g.

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