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Ground Turkey Quesadilla

Ground Turkey Quesadilla with Mustard Crema

If you’re looking for a quesadilla that’s a bit on the lighter side, a lean Ground Turkey Quesadilla is a fantastic option, especially when you pair it with a simple Mustard Crema.
4.75 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 22 mins
Total Time 32 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

Ground Turkey Quesadilla

  • 1 pound ground turkey (I used 97% lean, 7% fat ground turkey)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or bacon grease
  • 1 heaping teaspoon ground sage
  • ¼ teaspoon hot Hungarian paprika (or regular paprika)
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, finely minced 
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 4 cups shredded cheddar cheese (I grate my own)
  • cooking spray

Mustard Crema

Instructions
 

Ground Turkey Quesadilla

  • Melt bacon grease (or heat olive oil) in a large pan over medium heat. Add ground turkey and cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally and using a spoon to break the turkey into smaller pieces. 
  • Add the minced garlic, ground sage, hot Hungarian paprika, and onion powder. Stir and cook for another 2-3 minutes, stirring frequently, until the turkey is cooked through.
  • Remove pan from heat. Taste and add a few dashes of salt and pepper until you’re satisfied with the seasoning.
  • Lay a tortilla on a cutting board and sprinkle half with ½ cup shredded cheese. Top with a quarter of the cooked ground turkey. Finish by sprinkling with another ½cup shredded cheese. 
  • Fold the naked half of the tortilla over the top of the side with fillings. Repeat the step above with the remaining quesadillas.
  • Heat a large pan or griddle to medium heat. When warmed up, spritz the surface with cooking spray.
  • Add quesadillas and cook for 5-7 minutes on each side, or until crisp and toasty looking (you may need to cook one at a time, depending on the size of your cooking surface).
  • Remove from heat and cut into four slices. Serve with Mustard Crema.

Mustard Crema

  • Add crema, mustard, onion powder, and ground mustard to a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Taste and add salt and black pepper as you see fit.
Keyword ground turkey quesadilla, mustard crema
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