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Thanksgiving Quesadillas are grilled flour tortillas piled high with slices of leftover turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce plus fresh sage, mayonnaise and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with a delicious creamy dipping sauce.

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

I’m already looking forward to some delicious Thanksgiving leftovers, including these Thanksgiving Quesadillas! These quesadillas have all of the same flavors as your holiday dinner – served in a fun way!


Thanksgiving Quesadillas

How do you make Thanksgiving Quesadillas?

Thanksgiving Quesadillas are made with all of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner classics: slices of juicy roasted turkey, your favorite stuffing, and whole berry cranberry sauce, all piled onto mayonnaise-slathered flour tortillas plus shredded Monterey Jack cheese and some fresh sage on top.

Fold the tortilla in half, then fry on a flat griddle pan (affiliate link) or skillet until golden brown, and the cheese is melted. Cut in half for easy eating.

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

Serve your Thanksgiving Quesadillas with creamy dipping sauce made from more whole berry cranberry sauce, mayonnaise and sage. This creamy, slightly tart dip is the perfect complement to serve alongside the hot and cheesy quesadilla!


Other quesadilla variations

You can (of course) swap in any of your other Thanksgiving leftovers – a spoon of gravy, some mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, butternut squash, or even sliced ham if you happened to include them on your holiday menu. The choice is yours!

You may enjoy these other Thanksgiving leftover recipes:

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Thanksgiving Quesadillas

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

  • Author: A Family Feast
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: entree
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: American, Mexican


1 8-ounce package Monterey Jack cheese, shredded

½ cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon fresh sage, chopped small (or half that of dried sage)

4 10-inch flour tortillas

1 pound leftover turkey (white or dark or both)

12 ounces leftover stuffing

½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce


½ cup whole berry cranberry sauce

1 cup mayonnaise

4 teaspoons fresh sage, chopped small (or half that of dried sage)


In a medium bowl, mix shredded cheese, mayonnaise and sage.

Divide the cheese mixture over the entire surface of each of the four tortillas.

Building only on one half of each tortilla, pile the turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce then fold the opposite side over.

Make the dip by combining all three ingredients and set aside.

Heat a flat pan or skillet over medium heat and place two folded quesadillas and cook for a minute or two on each side until browned and golden. Repeat for the second two quesadillas.

Cut each in half for serving and serve with the dip on the side.

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Thanksgiving Quesadillas

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

Thanksgiving Quesadillas

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  • Toni wrote:

    Oh my….what a yummy recipe, but it should be for all the calories! Ridiculous in my opinion to share such a recipe that contains the daily calories in one recipe….just saying!

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Toni – We received your email as well. We don’t pretend to be a diet site, and given the high number of calories in a typical Thanksgiving dinner, I would expect that a Thanksgiving leftovers dish would have similar calories. Feel free to adjust the portion size to suit your diet.

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