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Spicy Turkey Quesadillas

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.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 3 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh or frozen cranberries, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon canned 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


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 quesadilla: 391 calories, 9g fat (3g saturated fat), 61mg cholesterol, 870mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 4g fiber), 33g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch, 1 fat.

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  • justmbeth
    Oct 18, 2019

    The honey added a layer of sweetness throughout the quesadilla. To counter balance, I will probably add some diced jalapeño in addition to the chilies. I doubled the recipe and used 4 large tortillas.

  • JMartinelli13
    Dec 2, 2017

    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!

  • dilbert098
    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.

  • lindachicken__Oklahoma
    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!

  • proesner
    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.

  • proesner
    Dec 7, 2010

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

  • lorischlecht
    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.