Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo

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Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo are an easy, delicious, and fast recipe to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. These are easy to make if you’re feeding a crowd or if you just need a snack.

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Happy Hump Day! We’re just about a week from Thanksgiving. Are you ready? Feel free to email me with any recipe needs, entertaining questions, or whatever.

I told you guys on Monday that I LOVED me some leftovers. So, today’s recipe is for people just like me…leftover lovers (say that ten times fast). When I first met my husband, he claimed that he did not do leftovers. Cue the sad face. I’m happy to report that almost 15 years later, I’ve converted him. I haven’t convinced him on everything (like sushi is definitely a non-starter for him), but he’ll enjoy some Thanksgiving leftovers with me. Thank goodness. Narrow miss on that deal breaker.

Some people love to make a second plate of Thanksgiving food. I fall into this category for one plate, but once that plate is clean, I’m all about moving on and making fun dishes with all the leftovers.

Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo | Bites of Bri

This quesadilla is perfect for using up Thanksgiving turkey. It’s simple and quick, so you can totally make it when you wake up from your tryptophan induced nap and realize you’re hungry again.

Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo | Bites of Bri

No step by step photos on this one because quesadillas are pretty dang easy.

Start by heating a nonstick skillet on medium heat. I don’t use any oil or butter, but you will need to coat the pan if you aren’t using a nonstick skillet.

Add the tortilla to the pan and add the shredded mozzarella to the entire tortilla. Allow it to melt slightly.

While the cheese melts, slice the avocado and turkey. Once the cheese is melted, add the turkey and the avocado to half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over and use a spatula to remove it. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the quesadilla into three slices.

For the chipotle mayo, combine the mayonnaise and pureed chipotle in adobo. Stir to combine and drizzle on top of the quesadillas. Top with cilantro.

Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Turkey Avocado Quesadillas with Chipotle Mayo are an easy, delicious, and fast way to use leftover turkey from Thanksgiving. These are easy to make if you're feeding a crowd or if you just need a snack.

Ingredients

  • Per Quesadilla:
  • 1 8-10” tortilla
  • ¼ cup room temperature turkey breast, chopped
  • ¼ avocado, diced
  • 1/3 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • For the chipotle mayo
  • 2 tsp chipotle in adobo puree (I keep a bag of puree in the freezer and break off a small piece)
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • cilantro for topping

Instructions

  1. Start by heating a nonstick skillet on medium heat. I don’t use any oil or butter, but you will need to coat the pan if you aren’t using a nonstick skillet.
  2. Add the tortilla to the pan and add the shredded mozzarella to the entire tortilla. Allow it to melt slightly.
  3. While the cheese melts, slice the avocado and turkey. Once the cheese is melted, add the turkey and the avocado to half of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over and use a spatula to remove it. Using a pizza cutter or a knife, cut the quesadilla into three slices.
  4. For the chipotle mayo, combine the mayonnaise and pureed chipotle in adobo. Stir to combine and drizzle on top of the quesadillas.Top with cilantro.

Notes

You'll have enough sauce for 4-6 quesadillas. It stores well in the refrigerator for up to a week and is delicious on sandwiches, burgers, and these quesadillas!

http://bitesofbri.com/2014/11/turkey-avocado-quesadillas-with-chipotle-mayo/

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Comments

  1. says

    What a great idea for turkey leftovers! I’ve never put turkey in a quesadilla before and after looking at those photos I’m wondering why on earth not! Those look amazing! And thank you for the chipotle puree in the freezer idea, that’s one of those things I never have on hand but have never thought to freeze so that I do, definitely trying that!

    • Bri says

      Oh my gosh…that chipotle idea changed my life. I’ve been doing it for years now. And yes…turkey in everything especially tacos and quesadillas! :)

  2. says

    These look delicious. I love to do tacos or quesadillas with thanksgiving leftovers. And people who say they don’t like leftovers are usually men because they aren’t the ones doing the cooking. At least that is my experience. Glad you were able to convince the husband! Ha!

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