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Spicy Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

Spicy Turkey Quesadillas Recipe

A bit of spice livens up cranberries and turkey while fat-free cream cheese rounds out the bold flavors in this easy dish. You’ll love this recipe from our Test Kitchen!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 3 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon chopped green chilies
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon Louisiana-style hot sauce
  • 4 flour tortillas (6 inches)
  • 1 cup diced cooked turkey breast


  • 1. In a small bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Stir in the cranberries, chilies, honey and hot sauce until blended. Spread over one side of each tortilla. Place turkey on two tortillas; top with remaining tortillas.
  • 2. Cook in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes on each side or until lightly browned. Cut into wedges. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 343 calories, 7g fat (1g saturated fat), 64mg cholesterol, 751mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 33g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 lean meat.

Reviews for Spicy Turkey Quesadillas

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Reviewed Sep. 22, 2015

"I didn't add the chilis as I can't do nightshades. It was good, a bit "trendy" (think coffee shop). It was light and it was easy, just different. I'll make it again when I'm feeling like something light to eat."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"We just LOVED this...I mixed everything in one bowl and heated in a cast iron pan...a little messy but worth every bite, thank you for's on my football list of favorite things!"

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"If you mix in the turkey with the filling, it doesn't make as much of a mess when you flip it."

Reviewed Dec. 7, 2010

"We had this for a late, quick supper. It has a mild zip."

Reviewed Oct. 24, 2010

"This was really good. A little messy if you're not that adept with a griddle. I'll be making it again for sure. My son and friend liked it as well."

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