Friday, January 22, 2010

Good Ideas: Turkey Quesadillas

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I am addicted to cooking a turkey breast on a week night.

A. because I love turkey
B. it's so easy
C. because I love the leftovers even better

Cooking a large turkey breast or a pork loin is not only delicious, but economical because you can be creative with the leftovers for lunch or dinner the next day.
Forget the turkey salad, let's make turkey quesadillas.

I got this idea from Kalyn's Kitchen. Kalyn cooks low carb recipes and great looking South Beach diet foods.

I am certainly not a low carb cook, so you can tailor this to your liking by finding low carb tortillas and skim milk cheese.

I saved my calories by baking them in the oven instead of frying.

Turkey Quesadillas:

flour tortillas
olive oil for brushing the tortillas

1 avocado, halved and pit removed
juice of half a lemon
1 tsp kosher salt

cooked turkey or chicken breast meat, shredded
1/2 cup of shredded Mexican blend cheese (cheddar & Monterey Jack)

Mash up the avocado with the lemon juice and kosher salt making a creamy guacamole.



Brush a small amount of olive oil on one side of tortilla.
Lay oil side down on a baking sheet.

Spread the guacamole on the tortilla, and then top with shredded turkey and shredded cheese.



Cover with second tortilla and brush with more olive oil on top.

Bake at 400F for about 12 minutes.
Cut into wedges like a pizza!

Enjoy!








14 comments:

April Cavin said...

Looks like a good Super Bowl offering!

kat said...

A good idea for leftovers, I can see doing this with leftover chicken too

The Japanese Redneck said...

Yummy looking. I love the pictures.

A Feast for the Eyes said...

Bueno! I cook a turkey breast once a week-- far more often than a chicken. We love it. I never thought to make quesadillas with them, but now I know what to do with my leftovers for TGIF tapas! Thanks.

Tasty Eats At Home said...

I love turkey, and I don't cook it often enough. This looks yummy, especially with the guacamole!

Aux délices des gourmets said...

belles photos ça a l'air succulent
bravo
bonne soirée

Patsyk said...

Great way to use leftover turkey! I love adding different leftovers to make quesadillas... so simple and the right combination can be so satisfying.

Patsyk said...

Great way to use leftover turkey! I love adding different leftovers to make quesadillas... so simple and the right combination can be so satisfying.

Bob said...

Looks awesome from here. Heh, I think I prefer leftover turkey to fresh, myself. Turkey sandwiches made with chunks are the bomb.

Jen_from_NJ said...

What delicious looking leftovers! Great idea - and I do absolutely love avocados!

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RecipeGirl said...

Looks like a yummy, easy dinner! Here in SoCal we use lime juice in place of lemon. I'd add a little tomato too & this would be a perfect meal for me :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Baking a turkey breast or a pork roast is a great weekend idea. We always bake more chicken breasts than we need to use later. I'm going to be a copycat and give it a try. Turkey leftovers are the best.
Sam

Estrella Damm said...

great leftover idea!