Once upon a time, there was a Cheddar and Pear Quesadilla who fell in love with a Turkey Reuben, they got married and had a baby. They named her Turkey Reuben Quesadilla with Cheddar and Pear. (Kinda snooty of them to give her such a long name isn’t it? Some parents…Sheesh!) She was crispy on the outside, with melted cheese and turkey on the inside with tangy sauerkraut and sweet pear.  She was a happy little baby… until she got eaten. The end.Turkey Reuben Quesadillas with Pear | Healthy Seasonal RecipesSorry, that was kinda lame. But this recipe is not. Here is another story. This one is true and it has a happy ending. Right now, right here there is a great big Cabot Creamery Cooperative Cheddar Cheese and Greek-Style Yogurt giveaway! And all you have to do to enter is follow the instructions on the rafflecopter widget below the recipe. [You’ll have to leave a comment letting me know what you like to cook with cheddar or Greek-style yogurt. If you want to get additional entries, just like Healthy Seasonal Recipes on facebook, twitter, intagram or pinterest or tweet the giveaway and another chance at this $80+ prize is all yours!]

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Do you know how to tell if a pear is ripe? Pears ripen from the center out. So when it is perfect it will be slightly soft at the top right next to the stem. If it is soft on the side that means it’s over-ripe.

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Turkey Reuben Quesadilla with Pear

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Cuisine: American


Turkey Reuben Quesadilla with Pear with Cabot Sharp Cheddar and Greek-yogurt Russian dressing



  • 2 tablespoons Cabot Greek-style 2% plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon ketchup
  • 2 teaspoons pickle relish
  • pinch celery salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2 8-inch multi-grain tortillas
  • 4 ounces thinly-sliced pepper turkey deli meat
  • ½ ripe pear, core removed and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sauerkraut
  • 2 ounces shredded Cabot Vermont Sharp Cheddar
  • ½ teaspoon oil


  1. Whisk together Cabot Greek-style plain yogurt, ketchup, relish, celery seed and pepper in a small bowl.
  2. Lay tortillas out on work surface. Spread dressing out over entire tortilla, leaving a ½-inch boarder along the edge. Arrange turkey slices on one side of both of the tortillas. Top with pear, sauerkraut and cheddar. Fold plain side of the tortillas over to create quesadilla.
  3. Brush oil over the bottom of a large skillet, and place over medium heat. Arrange quesadillas in the skillet, and cook until browned on bottom, 4 to 5 minutes. Carefully turn over, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until the bottom is browned and the cheese is melted 3 to 4 minutes longer. Cut with a sharp serrated knife and serve.

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