Low FODMAP Turkey Magic: Turkey Quesadilla
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Low FODMAP Turkey Magic: Turkey Quesadilla

Published on Friday, November 24, 2023
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Jessie Hulsey

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Repurpose Thanksgiving Leftovers with our Low FODMAP Turkey Quesadilla

Say goodbye to the typical turkey sandwich and hello to our Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Quesadilla. 

The aftermath of a Thanksgiving feast often leaves us with a delightful problem: what to do with all those delicious leftovers? While turkey sandwiches are a classic go-to, our Low FODMAP Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Quesadilla presents a creative and flavorful alternative. This recipe ingeniously repurposes the remnants of your holiday feast, ensuring that no tender morsel of turkey goes to waste. 

Combining succulent slices or shreds of leftover turkey with gluten-free tortillas, a melty layer of cheese, and tart cranberry sauce gives your Thanksgiving table remnants new life. It's an ideal way to add excitement to your post-holiday meals while adhering to a Low FODMAP diet, making the most of your Thanksgiving leftovers with every delicious bite.

Main Ingredients 

To create this Low FODMAP Thanksgiving leftover turkey quesadilla, you'll need the following leftovers: cooked turkey (sliced or shredded), Low FODMAP tortillas (check labels for compliance), mozzarella cheese, and cranberry sauce. Feel free to adjust quantities based on your preferences, and remember to double-check labels for FODMAP content. For the tortillas, Food For Life Brown Rice Tortillas are a great gluten-free option!

Flavor Enhancements 

Enhancing the flavor of your Thanksgiving leftover turkey quesadilla is key to turning it into a memorable meal. While the Low FODMAP diet may limit some seasonings, you can still infuse your quesadilla with a burst of delightful flavor. 

Try incorporating a pinch of thyme and sage, two savory herbs that complement the rich turkey and cheese. The aromatic notes of thyme and sage will take your quesadilla to new heights while remaining gentle on your digestive system. Additionally, you can sprinkle some chopped scallion greens on top to add a touch of freshness or incorporate safe herbs like basil or chives.

Serving Suggestions 

This Low FODMAP Thanksgiving leftover turkey quesadilla pairs beautifully with various side dishes to satisfy you. Consider serving it with a simple spinach salad drizzled with a Low FODMAP vinaigrette. You may also offer an extra bowl of cranberry sauce on the side for dipping. Its tangy sweetness complements the savory quesadilla, adding a burst of holiday nostalgia to each bite. If you're craving a beverage to complement your meal, a glass of ice-cold ginger tea or freshly squeezed citrus-infused water can be soothing and satisfying. 

Storage and Reheating 

Storage and reheating are crucial to maintain quality if you have leftover quesadillas or want to prepare them in advance. Allow any extra quesadillas to cool to room temperature, then wrap them individually in aluminum foil. Store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to two days. 

To reheat, preheat your oven to 350°F, and place the wrapped quesadillas on a baking sheet. Heat for approximately 10-15 minutes until they're warm and the cheese has melted again. This method keeps your quesadillas from becoming soggy, ensuring each bite remains as delicious as the first! 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I prepare the cranberry sauce from scratch or stick to store-bought cranberry sauce?

You have the flexibility to make your cranberry sauce from scratch using safe ingredients or use a store-bought, Low FODMAP cranberry sauce. If you decide to make your own, just be mindful of the ingredients you use to keep it FODMAP-friendly.

Can I freeze the leftover quesadillas for later use?

While it's possible to freeze the leftover quesadillas, it's essential to wrap them tightly in aluminum foil or plastic wrap and store them in an airtight container to prevent freezer burn. When you're ready to enjoy them, reheat them in the oven for best results, maintaining their taste and texture.

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Low FODMAP Leftover Turkey Quesadilla

Transform your Thanksgiving leftovers into a mouthwatering delight with our Low FODMAP Leftover Turkey Quesadilla. This simple and delicious recipe combines tender slices of leftover turkey, gooey cheese, and a touch of cranberry sauce, all nestled in a tortilla. It's the perfect way to savor the flavors of the holiday while keeping your digestive comfort in mind.

Servings: 4

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  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Ingredients

Instructions

Ingredients

  • 4 gluten-free tortillas
  • 2 cups leftover turkey, shredded or chopped
  • ¼ cup cranberry sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Optional: seasonings such as sage or thyme

Instructions

  1. Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat while you assemble your quesadillas. Place two of the gluten-free tortillas on a clean surface or cutting board.
  2. Sprinkle half of the shredded mozzarella cheese evenly over the two tortillas, leaving a small border around the edges.
  3. Distribute the leftover turkey evenly on top of the cheese. Ensure that the turkey is spread out to cover the tortillas.
  4. Optional: For an extra burst of flavor, consider sprinkling a pinch of sage or thyme over the turkey. These herbs complement the Thanksgiving essence of the dish.
  5. Spoon cranberry sauce evenly onto the turkey, drizzling it in a zigzag pattern for even distribution.
  6. Sprinkle the remaining mozzarella cheese over the turkey and cranberry sauce.
  7. Place the remaining two gluten-free tortillas on top of each quesadilla to form a sandwich. Gently press down to help the quesadillas stick together.
  8. Carefully transfer each quesadilla to the preheated skillet and cook for about 3-4 minutes on each side or until they become golden brown and the cheese is melted.
  9. Remove the quesadillas from the skillet and let them cool for a minute. Then, slice each quesadilla into halves or quarters and serve hot!

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1

Serving Per Recipe: 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 337
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.9g 13%
Saturated Fat 3.4g 17%
Trans Fat 0g
Sodium 399.5mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 31.3g 10%
Dietary Fiber 2.1g 8%
Sugars 5.3g
Protein 30.3g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Notes

If you don't have leftover turkey, you can use rotisserie chicken or another Low FODMAP protein as a tasty alternative.