Thanksgiving Quesadillas

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x

Thanksgiving leftovers are transformed when you make these crispy, Thanksgiving Quesadillas!



  • 4 large whole wheat tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded turkey
  • 2 cups stuffing, chopped
  • 1 (8 oz.) bag shredded mozzarella or white cheddar cheese
  • mayonnaise
  • leftover gravy
  • leftover cranberry sauce


  1. Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat.
  2. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on one side of a tortilla and place in the hot skillet. Spread a thin layer of mayonnaise on another tortilla and have it ready on your board.
  3. Take one cup of the shredded turkey and spread in an even layer on the tortilla.
  4. Now, take one cup of the chopped up stuffing and spread that evenly over the turkey.
  5. Add half of the bag of shredded cheese, spread out evenly, then top with the other tortilla, mayonnaise side up.
  6. Press down with a dinner plate and let cook for 2-3 minutes.
  7. Check the bottom with a spatula to see if it’s brown, careful not to let it burn.
  8. Once the bottom is browned, take the plate off the top and carefully flip the quesadilla over with a large spatula. Or, you can slide the quesadilla out onto a board, then top with a dinner plate and flip over to carefully slide back into the skillet.
  9. Cook for another 2-3 minutes on the second side, pressing down with the dinner plate on top.
  10. Remove to a board and repeat with the other 2 tortillas.
  11. Cut each quesadilla into quarters and serve with warmed up gravy for dipping and leftover cranberry sauce on the side.

Recipe Notes

You can make these even if you don’t have leftovers! Use sliced turkey from the deli or buy a rotisserie chicken and a boxed stuffing mix. You can dress it up with mushrooms, sausage or whatever you put in your regular stuffing.

  • Category: Appetizers, Dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: American