Nutrition Turkey Quesadillas

Turkey Quesadillas


A perfect snack, make these quesadillas ahead then cook them just before you want to eat. Sour cream and salsa are perfect accompaniments.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Makes: 24 wedges.


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 1 8-oz (227 g) skinless, boneless Ontario turkey breast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 large green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) hot pepper sauce
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 large whole wheat flour tortillas
  • 2 cups (500 mL) shredded light Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
  • 3/4 cup (175 mL) salsa (optional)


ONE: In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat and cook turkey, stirring for about 5 minutes or until no longer pink inside. Remove to plate.

TWO: Return skillet to medium-high heat and cook pepper, onion and chili powder for about 3 minutes or until onions just begins to soften. Stir in turkey, hot pepper sauce and pepper.

THREE: Divide turkey mixture among half of each of the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheese and fold over uncovered half, pressing to help seal.

FOUR: Wipe out skillet and place over medium heat and place folded tortilla in pan and cook, on both sides until lightly browned. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Cut each into 4 wedges and serve with salsa, if desired.