Yield
8 servings (serving size: 3 wedges, about 1/4 cup salsa, and 1 tablespoon sour cream)

Leftover cranberry sauce transforms into a spicy salsa for these turkey quesadillas.

How to Make It

Step 1

To prepare salsa, combine first 7 ingredients. Cover and chill.

Step 2

To prepare quesadillas, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 1/4 cup sliced onions to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until tender. Remove onions from pan; reduce heat to medium. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese over each of 4 tortillas. Top each cheese-covered tortilla with one-fourth of onions, 1/2 cup turkey, 2 tablespoons cheese, and 1 tortilla.

Step 3

Recoat pan with cooking spray. Add 1 quesadilla to pan; cook 2 minutes on each side or until lightly browned and cheese melts. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 6 wedges. Serve with cranberry salsa and sour cream.

Chef's Notes

This salsa is also great on turkey sandwiches. To make meatless quesadillas, use sautéed vegetables in place of the turkey.

Ratings & Reviews

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noelle71
September 17, 2015
We have made these for years.  Almost always have them in the days after Thanksgiving - good way to use up leftover turkey.  Chicken breast is a fine substitution.  Always a hit with the family.  Serving size is a bit small (3/4 of a quesadilla?!) but they are good.

dorktowel's Review

Holly3
February 04, 2014
This was an awesome dish. My wife had made a turkey for a random Sunday dinner, so I didn't have any cranberry sauce. I just made some from some frozen berries and stuck it in the freezer as I made the rest of the dish. I dug this salsa so much, I'm going to replace my usual cranberry sauce with this new recipe. It was AWESOME!!

emell25's Review

emell25
December 26, 2013
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ChefLeesher
November 30, 2013
The salsa was fantastic. Used lime zest instead of the juice. The tortillas were a bit dry from the turkey but the salsa made them wonderful. I added arugula to the tortilla dunce one if my favorite quesadilla recipes from cooking light has it in it.

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Dougal13
October 09, 2013
I liked this. I started it in a cast iron skillet but couldn't figure out how to flip it so I sprayed top tortilla with a little cooking spay and put it under broiler for about 3 mins. I also added a little hot sauce to chicken and cheese filling which was a nice contrast to the sweeter salsa. Yum!

noelle71's Review

emmee915
April 26, 2013
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dorktowel
December 26, 2012
The best recipe for leftover turkey EVER! My dad fell in love with this when I fixed the leftovers after Thanksgiving last year. Claimed it was the best meal he'd had in a year!

ChefLeesher's Review

stephil
July 02, 2012
This was better than I thought it would be. Heat & sweet. We used grilled chicken cutlets and whole wheat tortillas. I am not a huge fan of sour cream but it works really really well here.

emmee915's Review

grammyt
February 09, 2012
awesome recipe. salsa is,a great addition.did not have turkey so i substituted chicken

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sherylb1
November 28, 2011
Really tasty. Used a Gala apple instead of a pear in the salsa. Great way to use up a bit of the leftover turkey and the cranberry sauce, withough feeling like you're having yet another leftover meal.