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Cajun Butter Turkey Quesadillas

A warm, crispy quesadilla filled with shredded turkey tossed in cajun butter, melty cheese and bell peppers topped with cilantro and sour cream. Alternative turkey taco recipe included.
Course Main Course
Servings 2 quesadillas


  • non stick pan
  • spatula


  • 2 cups turkey shredded
  • 1 cups cheddar cheese shredded
  • 4 medium flour tortillas
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium yellow bell pepper sliced
  • fresh cilantro for garnish
  • 1 medium lime cut into wedges
  • sour cream as needed

Cajun Butter Sauce

  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 3 bulbs garlic peeled, minced
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper


For Cajun Butter Sauce

  • In a mixing bowl, combine garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, ground black pepper, cayenned pepper and mix well.
  • Heat a skillet on medium high heat, melt unsalted butter then add minced garlic. Saute the garlic until it turns golden brown color, then add the spice mixture.
  • Stir until everything is combined completely. Remove the skillet from the heat. Set the Cajun sauce aside.

For Turkey

  • In a skillet over medium high heat, add 1 to 2 tbsp of vegeteble oil. Then add shredded leftover turkey and saute for 1 minute.
  • Add enough butter Cajun sauce to coat the turkey completely. Turn off the heat. Set the turkey aside.

For Quesadillas

  • Place 1 flour tortilla in a non-stick cooking pan over medium heat, no oil. Sprinkle a little bit of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the tortilla.
  • Then add turkey followed by more shredded cheese and bell pepper.
  • When the cheese is almost completely melted, use a rubber spatula and carefully flip the edge of the tortilla to fold it over. Press down lightly and cook uncovered for 1 minute or until the tortilla crust becomes crispy.
  • Transfer it to a cutting board and cut in half. Serve immediately.

For Mini Tacos

  • Use a cookie cutter to cut a medium flour taco into 3 or 4 mini tacos. Heat them up on a non-stick pan over medium heat or in a microwave.
  • Add a tiny amount of sour cream on the taco followed by shredded turkey, bell pepper, and garnish with shredded cheese cilantro.
  • Serve immediately with a side of lime wedge.