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  • South Central Wisconsin
  • April 2015
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Wild Turkey Quesadilla

My husband recently reminded me that it is turkey season. Hopefully that means I will have wild turkey to cook with soon. After he enjoys his drumsticks and legs, I use up the breasts in this favorite recipe. You can use wild turkey breast in any recipe that calls for store-bought domestic chicken or farm turkey. This recipe is a fun way to enjoy some typical Thanksgiving ingredients in the spring, and the hot sauce makes it wild in more ways than one!


6 ounces Neufchâtel or Greek cream cheese

¼ cup cranberries, fresh or frozen and thawed

4 ounce container of green chiles

3 teaspoons hot sauce

8 sprouted grain or corn tortillas (6 inches)

2 cups diced and cooked turkey breast


Mix the cheese until smooth. Add in the cranberries, green chilies and hot sauce. Mix well. Spread four of the tortillas with the mixture. Divide and spread turkey on the prepared tortillas. Top them off with remaining tortillas. Cook the quesadillas on a griddle or large skillet over medium heat for 3 minutes on each side. Cut into quesadilla shapes and sizes of your choice!

Serving suggestion: Enjoy four quesadilla pieces with a sautéed bed of mixed greens like spinach, kale, collards and garlic. Chew well and smile!

Emily Niesen

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