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turkey quesadillas
turkey quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas

  By Lisa Wing  , ,

February 12, 2017

Our office has a potluck lunch every year on May 5 -- the Mexican day of the dead. We each bring in a Mexican dish. Most people just bring guacamole, salsa, or arroz con pollo (chicken with rice). I bring these quesadillas, and now they are a tradition everyone look forward to. They're actually very easy to make (and to heat in the break-room microwave), and they're healthy without seeming like a "health food."

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 15 mins
  • Yields: 8 servings


4 tsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

1 red bell sweet pepper, chopped

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1 tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chili powder

1 tsp dried oregano

15-oz can tomato sauce

15-oz can kidney or black beans, drained and rinsed

8 9-inch flour tortillas

2 tbsp parsley

1 tsp cilantrol

1/2 cup grated low-fat cheddar cheese


1Cook ground turkey with olive oil and onion in large skillet until turkey is no longer pink

2Add red pepper, garlic, and all spices. Cook gently until vegetables are just tender

3Stir in tomato sauce and beans. Heat thoroughly.

4Place tortillas on greased cookie sheets. Spoon the turkey mixture evenly onto tortillas, approximately 1/4 cup per tortilla.

5Top each with 1 tbsp. grated cheese.

6Bake, uncovered, at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

7 15 Minutes


2 Reviews

Marguerite DeSantos

February 26, 2017

Not exactly the authentic Mexican recipe, but I’ll give it a try. 🙂

Mary Ellen Penn

February 17, 2017

Made it with kidney beans and it came out great.

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