Grilled Turkey, Brie, & Cranberry Quesadillas

Grilled Turkey, Brie, & Cranberry Quesadillas

Whenever I grill, there are leftovers. After Thanksgiving, even more so. It is almost as if after the big feast, the remaining turkey doubles in size overnight.

With the fridge only one plastic container away from requiring duct tape to keep the door closed, I’m always looking for new ways to enjoy leftover turkey. While some I vacuum seal and freeze or save for “Thanksgiving Dinner Part II: The Day After,” whatever remains I use for something completely different, like these Grilled Turkey, Brie, & Cranberry Quesadillas.

I consider the tortilla one of my favorite grilled foods, as it can be stuffed with anything, especially leftovers. In the case of these quesadillas, it is transformational, as it takes ordinary turkey and transforms it into a sweet and cheesy delight. Not only will your taste buds thank you, so will your overstocked fridge.

Grilled Turkey, Brie, & Cranberry Quesadillas
by Mike Lang

Serves: 4

4 tortillas
2 cups leftover cooked turkey, chopped
¾ cup whole cranberry - cranberry sauce
1 8 oz wheel of brie, thinly sliced
olive oil


1. Preheat the grill for a two zone medium heat fire. 

2. Take the tortillas and fill one half of each with even amounts of turkey, cranberry sauce, and brie. Fold the tortillas over and lightly brush olive oil on the outsides.

3. Grill the tortillas over direct heat for approximately one minute a side. Move to indirect heat and grill an additional minute to allow the cheese to fully melt.

4. Remove from the grill and serve.

What are your thoughts? (2)


Michael J

Quite the inspiration, I simply mention to all of the family that we try these quesadillas and people raced to the store for tortillas and Brie cheese. Before you know it, the quesadillas were made and consumed! Big hit! A quick and easy meal that used the leftover turkey and cranberries.
I think this grilled inspiration will be a requirement the day after every Thanksgiving due to popular demand.


Mike Lang

Hi Michael!
That is awesome! I have to admit, there is something magical about brie and cranberry! Thanks so much for sharing this!



Garret K

I am looking to use a rotisserie for an 18 lb. turkey. One or two charcoal trays?


Kevin Kolman

Hi Garret,

Great question. If you’re referring to the char-basket fuel holders, you’ll need two. One should go on each side of the kettle to ensure there is even cooking on the turkey. If you’re referring to the number of drip trays, I would also say two. This makes the removal of the pan out of the grill a little easier. It also helps to prevent spilling of the leftover juices. Good luck on the turkey.

Happy Grilling!


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