A Horse Rode in on a Turkey Quesadilla

Total Time:
25 min
10 min
15 min

5 quesadillas (15 triangles)

  • 1 pound sweet and spicy turkey sausage
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • 1 bunch cilantro, leaves chopped
  • 1 package baby portobello mushrooms, diced
  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste
  • 5 large tortillas
  • 1 pound horseradish Cheddar, sliced
  • 1 package shredded sharp Cheddar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup buffalo sauce (recommended: Moore's Buffalo Wing Sauce)

Peal the casing off the turkey sausage and add it to a large bowl. Mash the sausage into small pieces and add the onion, cilantro, mushrooms, cayenne, and crushed red pepper flakes. Stir together until well combined. Heat a large skillet, over high heat and add the sausage mixture. Stir and cook until well browned, about 5 to 6 minutes.

Lightly spray a separate pan with cooking spray and put over high heat. Add 1 tortilla to the pan and put a layer of horseradish Cheddar cheese on half of the tortilla. Top with a layer of the turkey sausage mixture and a thin layer of shredded Cheddar cheese. Add a final layer of horseradish cheese and cover with the other half of the tortilla.

Cook on 1 side for 45 seconds and then flip to the other side and cook for 1 minute. Remove from the pan and cut into 3 triangular pieces. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

Blend the sour cream and the buffalo sauce in a serving bowl and serve as a dipping sauce for the quesadillas.

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