Whether you're hosting a Mexican-inspired dinner or creating the perfect home for Thanksgiving turkey leftovers, these delectable quesadillas are an excellent choice. Packed with rich Monterey jack cheese and flavorful caramelized onions, this dish is unquestionably delicious and so easy to make. It comes together in under 20 minutes with just 5 ingredients. Fresh turkey breast and warm, toasted tortillas form a surefire crowd-pleaser. Top them off with your ideal combination of sour cream, hot sauce, jalapeños, and cilantro to take the turkey and cheese quesadillas to the next level.To round off the meal, consider serving Green Chili Mac-and-Cheese, Leftover Roasted Vegetable Slaw , and Fried Ice Cream With Pecan Pie & Apple Pie Chunks for dessert. These Leftover Turkey Quesadillas are a fan-favorite with children, and they are easy to make in big batches. Give these tasty treats a try at your next family dinner, church potluck, or celebratory occasion. Packed with scrumptious flavor, you won't be disappointed.

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20 mins
20 mins
Serves: 4 (serving size: 1 quesadilla)


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  • Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter to skillet and cook until just melted. Add onion to skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and translucent, about 6-8 minutes. Transfer onions to a plate; wipe skillet clean.

  • Lay tortillas flat on a clean work surface. Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese on 1 half of each tortilla. Divide turkey and cooked onions evenly over tortillas, then top each evenly with remaining cheese. Fold tortillas in half, creating a half-circle.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon butter in cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add 2 quesadillas to skillet and cook until golden, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer quesadillas to a cutting board and repeat with remaining tablespoon of butter and 2 quesadillas. Cut quesadillas into 4 wedges to serve. Serve with desired accoutrements, such as sour cream, hot sauce, jalapeños, and cilantro.