Leftover Turkey Quesadillas with Creamy Avocado Dip

Happy Day After Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a fabulous holiday!

Thanksgiving weekend is one of my absolute favorite times of the year. Wednesday literally kicks off a full 5 day marathon of yummy food, movie binging, more yummy food, and Christmas decorating festivities. We just cut down our tree (Um.. yes.. you heard me. CUT down our tree. Made Santa proud. Or scared? Either one.) this morning and my mom and I are going to finish hanging the garland tonight.

So I wanted to show you pics of Thanksgiving… all our hard work… pumpkin pie… mashed potatoes… stuffing.. but I forgot to take pictures until literally just after we ate!  So the best you’re going to get is one of my mom and I. In black and white because there was definitely no makeup going on after the turkey trot in the morning and cooking all day!

And my pretty pie! My friend helped me bake all day on Wednesday and gets all the cred for the decor!


But enough of Thanksgiving. Psh. Lets talk leftovers.


Now don’t get me wrong. I LOVE leftovers. Mashed potatoes, veggie casseroles, cranberry sauce…all good stuff.  But after a week of prepping recipes and a month of testing out turkey day dishes I’m seriously craving something that doesn’t involve sage. rosemary. or a baking dish.


Enter quesadillas.


I want something totally different – spicy, bright, fresh! And easy… seriously easy. I just cooked for 12 hours yesterday and the most gourmet I’m about to get tonight is opening up a can of black beans.


These Leftover Turkey Quesadillas are a great way to throw together a bunch of leftover ingredients and perk them up with a creamy cumin avocado dip. And when you’re done, this avocado dip kicks butt with some salty tortilla chips!

Hoping you all had a great holiday!



  1. I love that you cut down your own Christmas tree. I’ve always wanted to do that! This quesadilla is the perfect way to use up leftovers.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      haha you should! Its a lot of fun! Probably more fun for me than my brother and dad… they get to do all the work :)

  2. Leftovers quesadillas is SUCH a creative idea! Love it!

    I also am so happy you had a great Thanksgiving! That pie looks great :D

    And yayyy Christmas is coming! Woohoo! Love that you guys cut down your tree and are getting all spirited SO MUCH FUN!! :D

  3. Glad to hear you had such a great Thanksgiving! I love this time of year. This recipe is a great use of leftovers and I can think of about a million uses for that acocado dip.

    • Whipped Baking says:

      Me too! Last weekend through New Years is the best :) And agreed w/the avocado dip, it’d be really good on a sandwich took, hope you had a great holiday weekend Emily!

  4. Yum yum! Love the additional use for leftover turkey. And that avocado dip sounds delish

  5. I think my husband and I will get our tree this coming weekend – although we definitely won’t be motivated enough to cut it down ourselves! I love this idea for turkey leftovers – quick, easy and healthy too :)

  6. Everything looks great and it sounds like you had an idyllic holiday!

  7. Wait, how did I miss this post before? I’m swooning over that avocado dip. I want some NOW, please!

  8. This is one delicious looking quesadilla, and I love the creamy avocado dip. My house is decorated, too. We have an annual Deck Jenn’s Halls event the Friday after Thanksgiving. There’s matching pjs involved; it’s pretty epic.

  9. you’re always making things i want to eat, like that avocado dip! so yummy and the pic matches the description: creamy!