candy corn quesadillas

I am making ONE meal for a group of friends in December. The rest of the meals will come from my freezer--bierocks, chili, soup, and anything else I've forgotten about over the past 11 months.

Eating frozen leftovers during December lessens the stress of making food and allows our grocery budget to be flexible for the moments of "I forgot tonight's party was bring-a-dish," which are bound to happen!

So, since we're still close to Thanksgiving, and some of you are still munching on turkey, here's a fun meal Aaron and I eat every year with our leftover turkey. I found it on Taste of Home (raise your hand if you're surprised!), but we've made some adjustments over the years to enhance the yumminess!

Candy Corn Quesadillas


large flour tortillas
shredded cheddar cheese
leftover turkey in bite-sized pieces
plain greek yogurt
crunched up Dortios

I have no measurements for these things because all of it depends on how much of your leftover turkey you wanna use!

Butter both sides of the tortilla and cook one side in a large pan.


When that side is a little crispy, flip it to the other side and cover the tortilla with cheese.

Cover to let the cheese melt quicker without burning the tortilla.


Shred your turkey in bite-sized pieces and cover half the tortilla with the turkey.


Add salsa on top of the turkey then fold the tortilla in half to cover the turkey and salsa.


Since it's just Aaron and me, I make two of these quesadillas and put them back in the pan to warm them a little longer.

Then, cut triangles out of the quesadillas.


Cover the quesadillas with queso on the outside and greek yogurt on the inside of the circle.

Add your crunched-up Doritos to the middle of the circle.


Grab the quesadillas one by one (this is why we cut them before adding the toppings), and put them on a plate!

You have candy corn quesadillas and a new way to get rid of your turkey!


Since these are so easy to make, Aaron and I eat them four or five times the week after Thanksgiving. We had them for dinner last night and will probably have them for lunch or dinner today.

Try it out, and let me know if you like it!