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Recipe: Turkey Quesadillas With Cranberry Salsa

  • November 27, 2013 - 2:00 AM

Turkey Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa √

Serves 4.

It’s not always easy to use Thanksgiving leftovers without simply repeating the meal again — and again. These cheesy, crowd-pleasing quesadillas take advantage of the holiday’s best while making your family feel like they’re eating something new. From Meredith Deeds.

2/3 c. whole berry cranberry sauce

1/3 c. salsa (your favorite store-bought variety)

• 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice

1 c. (4 oz.) shredded Monterey Jack cheese, divided

• 8 (6-in.) whole-grain tortillas

2 c. shredded cooked turkey (about 8 oz.)

Directions

In a small bowl, combine the cranberry sauce, salsa and lime juice. Set aside

Sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over each of 4 tortillas; top each with 1/2 cup turkey, 2 tablespoons of cranberry/salsa and another tortilla.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place 1 quesadilla in pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until tortillas are crisp and cheese is melted. Set aside and keep warm. Repeat procedure with remaining quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges and serve any remaining cranberry salsa on the side.

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories 405 Fat 13 g

Sodium 625 mg Sat. fat 7 g

Carbs 41 g Calcium 243 mg

Protein 31 g Chol 92 mg

Dietary fiber 4 g

Diabetic exchanges per serving: 1 vegetable, 1 bread/starch, 1½ other carb, 4 lean meat.

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