Cheesy Turkey Burger Quesadillas

Diane Atherton


This was a very tasty crispy healthier burger. Add other toppings (bacon, tomatoes, mushrooms, olives... etc) if desired but keep in mind whatever you add needs to be added before going in oven. Once baked, it will be hard to lift top shell from the melted cheese.



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15 Min
20 Min


  • 2 Tbsp
    vegetable oil
  • 1 medium
    onion, chopped
  • 1 lb
    ground turkey (can use ground beef, chicken or pork)
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    salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 2 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/4 c
    ketchup (sugar free for less calories)
  • 1 Tbsp
    worcestershire sauce
  • 2
    bouillon cubes, crushed
  • 4 large
    flour tortilla shells, soft (choose low fat for heathier choice)
  • ·
    additional vegetable oil for brushing
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    jalapeno pepper rings (pickled) optional
  • 2 c
    cheese, shredded (i used sharp cheddar and colby cheese) choose low fat cheeses for healthier choice

How to Make Cheesy Turkey Burger Quesadillas


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat oil in large skillet over medium heat; add onions and Sauté until tender.
  3. Add ground turkey, cook until completely cooked; add salt and pepper to taste, red pepper flakes (if desired), garlic powder, ketchup, Worcestershire sauce and crushed bouillon . Stir all ingredients together and simmer for about 10 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and drain any oil and blot any excess oil with paper towels.
  5. Lightly brush one side of each of the 4 tortilla shells and lay 2 shells oiled side down on baking sheet. Top each with 1/2 of the meat mixture; spread evenly over tortilla shell. Add jalapeno slices (if desired) and cheese. Top each with the other 2 shells oil side up.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 12 to 15 minutes until shells are lightly browned and crisp and cheese is melted.
  7. Remove from oven; cool for about 5 minutes. Using knife or pizza cutter, cut into 4 triangles and serve.

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About Cheesy Turkey Burger Quesadillas

Course/Dish: Turkey, Poultry Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Turkey
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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