Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sweet Potato Turkey Quesadilla

Leftover Turkey Recipes: Sweet Potato Turkey Quesadilla

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This Christmas, Martyn is here to help you make the most of your leftover Christmas turkey. In this episode Martyn uses delicious leftover turkey breast to make an amazing Sweet Potato Turkey Quesadilla. This recipe uses ingredients you’re likely to already have at home as using what you already have is the best way to reduce waste in your home! This cheesy and flavourful quesadilla is already a quick and easy meal, but is made even easier by the fact you already have your turkey ready, leftover from Christmas. About Martyn Odell: Martyn Odell is the founder of Lagom Chef, a service that provides tailored meal plans and shares practical cooking skills to show you how to use everyday ingredients in creative ways to make zero-waste cooking at home simple. Having always been passionate about cooking and food, Martyn has significant experience in restaurants and catering. After choosing to to make a change and focus on fitness and endurance events, Martyn’s interest in nutrition was spiked. This road eventually led him to travel the world and garner an appreciation for the natural environment, as well as an awareness of the effects of global warming. Realising the impact food waste has on global warming, Martyn chose to do something about this by starting Lagom and make a difference through his passions of food and cooking.

Sweet Potato Turkey Quesadilla


  • Olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 thumb sized piece of fresh ginger
  • 1 medium sweet potato
  • 1 tin drained black beans
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 small bunch of fresh coriander
  • Cooked turkey
  • 40g cheddar cheese
  • 4 tortilla wraps
  • Dollop of yoghurt

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