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Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese have all the flavors you love in green chile chicken enchiladas! These easy-to-cook quesadillas are also low-glycemic, South Beach Diet Phase Two, kid-friendly and delicious! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.

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Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com

I seriously wanted to call this recipe Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Quesadillas because of the way the turkey, cream cheese, and green chile filling in the quesadillas reminds me of my favorite Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Enchiladas, but in the end I decided that would be a pretty confusing recipe name!  But make no mistake about it, if you like creamy chicken enchiladas with green chiles you’re going to love this new idea for Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese.

The recipe came about because lately I’m realizing I need some ideas for things that are easy and healthy for a quick dinner, and one of the best things about this recipe is that you can make the turkey, cream cheese, and green chile filling and keep it in the fridge to make quesadillas over and over. Then when you need a quick lunch or dinner, grab a low-carb tortilla and some grated mozzarella and you’re ready to eat in less than 10 minutes!

And I hate to mention Back-to-School too early, but I bet the kids will love this for an after-school snack. It took us a few tries to get a turkey quesadilla filling mixture that was really a wow, but we really enjoyed this one. And I love having the makings of an easy lunch or dinner in the fridge for busy days when I might be inclined to skip a meal.

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Pulse chopped deli turkey in the food processor until it’s shredded apart. Then add green chiles and cream cheese and pulse a few times to make a creamy mixture. Spread a thin layer on a low-carb tortilla, lay it in a heated pan, and sprinkle with mozzarella cheese, or any cheese you prefer.

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Fold over the tortilla and cook about two minutes per side, or until the quesadilla is nicely browned and the cheese is melted.

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Serve hot. I like these quesadillas with some sour cream and salsa for dipping; enjoy!

More Healthy Recipes with Low-Carb Tortillas:

Low-Carb Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Casserole ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Fish Soft Tacos and Low-Carb Zucchini Tortillas ~ White on Rice Couple
Low-Carb Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Tacos with Poblano-Cabbage Slaw ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shrimp and Avocado Quesadillas ~ The Perfect Pantry

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese

Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese have all the flavors you love in green chile chicken enchiladas!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 lb. sliced deli turkey (Turkey that’s not sliced too thin will work best, I used the sliced roasted turkey from Costco.)
  • 1 can (4 oz.) diced green chiles, drained
  • 2 oz. cream cheese (regular or light)
  • 6-8 low-carb tortillas, 8-10 inch size (see notes)
  • about 1 cup grated mozzarella or other cheese of your choice (use reduced-fat cheese if desired)
  • olive oil for misting or brushing the pan (or use non-stick spray if you prefer)
  • sour cream for serving (optional)
  • salsa for serving (optional)

Directions:

  1. Coarsely chop the turkey and put in food processor.
  2. Pulse a few times until the turkey is shredded apart. (You can probably chop and mix by hand too if you don’t have a food processor.)
  3. Add the drained green chiles and cream cheese and pulse a few more times until the mixture is combined.
  4. Mist or brush a non-stick frying pan with olive oil (or non-stick spray if you prefer) and turn on heat to medium-low.
  5. Spread one-half of a low-carb tortilla with the turkey mixture and lay in the frying pan.
  6. Sprinkle a little bit of grated mozzarella over the turkey mixture and use a turner to fold over the quesadilla.
  7. Cook about 2 minutes per side, or until the cheese is melted and the outside of the tortilla is nicely browned.
  8. Serve hot, with sour cream and salsa on the side if desired.

Notes:

I love Mission Carb Balance Low-Carb Tortillas, but there are lots of good brands.

This recipe created by Kalyn with experimenting assistance from Kara and Jake.

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Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese found on KalynsKitchen.com.

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Using low-carb tortillas and low-fat cream cheese and mozzarella would make these Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese a good choice for phase 2 of the South Beach Diet. It would also be suitable for most types of Low-Carb eating plans, and many other plans might prefer full-fat cheese and cream cheese.

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9 comments on “Low-Carb Green Chile Quesadillas with Turkey and Cheese”

  1. This is kinda brilliant. I could see prepping a little extra filling and making this each night for my girls to take to lunch. Thanks!

  2. Great idea to make the filling ahead and keep it in the fridge!

  3. I love quesadillas! I won't be able to make them low carb as I have never seen low carb tortillas around here, but they would still be great for sure.

  4. Which brand of tortilla did you end up using for this recipe? It looks delicious!

    • Thanks Julie. These were made with La Tortilla Factory high fiber low-carb tortillas from Costco. 18 carbs but 12 grams of fiber in one tortilla; only one gram of sugar and 80 calories. I like them a lot, but any good low-carb tortilla will work.

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