Game Time Recipe: Spicy Turkey & Cheese Quesadilla Sliders

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Through all my food quirks and passions, have you noticed that I’m a Sliders Girl?

Try these bite-sized, full of flavor Turkey and Cheese Quesadilla Sliders for your next game time or big game party. A perfect party dish. #VivaLaMorena #ad

Yes, that deserves capital letters. There are SO MANY reasons I love bite-sized foods – especially with foods that aren’t usually bite-sized – like hot dogs, pizza, burgers, and QUESADILLAS. (also worthy of capital letters) I don’t even need to get into all the many reasons – because the important one is that bite-sized foods remind me of PARTIES. Parties give me good feelings.

It reminds me of school dances and weddings. Even better, it reminds me of my brother and sister’s Bar and Bat Mitzvahs. True I had my own two years later, but I was way too revved up to eat or remember the food then. For my siblings, the catering company had an entire table devoted to bite-sized foods. Pizza bagels, pigs in a blanket, mini grilled cheese bites, and pretty much anything you would want to fill your stomach with. Ever since then, I seek out the original ideas when I’m being served snacks and appetizers. At our wedding, we had a Mashtini bar! Mashed potatoes in little martini glasses for all!

There were toppings galore! Are you starving yet?


Good if you are. My recipe doesn’t take that long to make. I was at a wedding last year (because it’s newly 2017 and all) and there were mini quesadillas! This made me so excited! I knew I had to try my own hand at them. I’ve been a LA MORENA® fan since I found their products in a little bodega years ago. Since then, I’m excited that my Walmart carries their products.


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I’m a big LA MORENA® fan, and I have been for awhile now. The company has been providing us with the taste of the authentic Mexican home for over 35 years now! They are a leader in peppers, and I’m learning to get my heat on with them.

Quesadillas are a bit funny to make. They are so easy and quick, once you get the rhythm of them. Generally, you don’t want them too thick, so you put the cheese on only one half of them. I tend to use cheese across the board, but then put the other toppings on only one side. Then you have choices galore! You can use ground turkey or deli turkey. You can use any deli meats. You can use flour tortillas or corn tortillas! You can get your spice and heat from various places. One of my secret ingredients is LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo. I’ll write about it in more detail in my recipe, but remember that a little goes a long way – and that you can use the peppers, just the sauce, or both. You’ll know the tastes of your party:

I tend to start light – focusing on intense and wonderful flavor -and build from there.

Recipe Time:

Spicy Turkey, Corn & Cheese Quesadilla Sliders

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4

Spicy Turkey, Corn & Cheese Quesadilla Sliders


  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 Flour or Corn Tortillas (I chose flour)
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 4 slices thin turkey breast
  • 8 avocado slices, thin
  • 1/2 cup corn
  • 1/2 cup LA MORENA® Beans
  • 1/3 cup LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapenos
  • LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo - 13 oz can - only a bit packs a punch
  • 4 oz. sour cream (optional)


  1. Heat up 1/2 tsp olive oil (or any oil) in skillet on medium heat
  2. Place one flour tortilla at a time in the skillet and sprinkle with cheese
  3. Then add toppings to one half of the tortilla - add turkey, avocado, corn, LA MORENA® Sliced Jalapenos, LA MORENA® Beans, and use one LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo OR
  4. Spoon on just the sauce of the LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo
  5. Add sour cream and guacamole
  6. Once tortilla is warmed through, fold it over to form a half circle quesadilla and toast one side
  7. When the cheese has melted and you can see golden-brown spots on the underside of the tortilla, the quesadilla is ready
  8. Transfer to a cutting board and slice into wedges - "sliders"
  9. Wipe the skillet clean and repeat
  10. Keep going with remaining tortillas and fillings


Tip: I chose cheddar cheese to make it more kid-friendly, but feel free to use pepper jack for even more heat. An extra dollop of guacamole would be great in place of fresh avocado. LA MORENA® Chipotle Peppers in Adobo - the sauce is tangy and slightly sweet. You can use the peppers for intense and smoky heat, but also have the option to just use the sauce for great flavor. You can do both too!

If it’s game time or you’re having a big game party, here’s my favorite checklist:

Decorations – banners, streamers, real or inflatable footballs, balloons
Drinks – sodas, juices, seltzers, water, and coolers, buckets, small tubs, ice
Food – finger foods, chips and dips, wings, and of course – quesadilla sliders
Dining – plates, bowls, cups, cutlery, platters, trays, napkins, serving bowls
Seating – enough seats in front of the TV for everyone, folding chairs, lawn
& camping chairs come in handy too! Put out throw rugs, blankets and pillows

What’s your favorite bite-sized snack or appetizer for a game time party?

Taco Dip Shooters

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I bet you thought I was done talking about tacos and taco dip this week, right? I’m not!


I will never be done. I have no trouble talking about how to go from this (below) to that (above).


I love to make cheesy, meaty, beany foods. When my mom makes her delicious taco dip, it’s one of my favorite recipes of all time? All I know is that taco dip to party guests is like a jar of honey to a field of bears. It’s a hot ticket dish!

I always wanted to try it out, bite-sized, individual-style.


It’s always a little funny to put out a big dip at a party. Sometimes someone (no names mentioned, ME) might eat all the cheese and olives. Someone else will eat the beans first. I decided to make individually portioned taco dips because they’re fun, party-sized, and delicious. No double dipping! This is the perfect party recipe for college football time. I have certainly been to my share of games, because my sister was on the dance team at our college, and there’s nothing like sitting in the stands with hot chocolate and a ton of team spirit. Almost as good? Tailgating before the game in the parking lot!


You know what else is good? Watching with friends at home too. I remember going to a game-watching party after I had graduated and I brought my taco dip. People loved it but we were all scattered at different points of the room and had to pass the dip around! These individually portioned taco dips will make sure that doesn’t happen anymore.


Taco Dip Shooters!

Taco Dip Shooters

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 8

Taco Dip Shooters


  • 8 party cups (clear)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning
  • 1 cup guacamole (homemade or not)
  • 1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar
  • 1/4 cup sliced black olives
  • Triangular corn chips
  • Salsa


  1. Start with clear party cups and make a refried beans layer as the first one
  2. Then add your guacamole evenly into each cup
  3. Blend your sour cream and taco seasoning in a small bowl, and spoon that into each cup
  4. Add a thin layer of cheese to each cup
  5. Spoon out salsa equally
  6. Add another layer of cheese
  7. Garnish with sliced olives
  8. Top each cup with a triangular corn chip and make sure to serve remaining chips on the side


You can assemble these shooters and keep them in the fridge for up to eight hours.

You can change the order of the layers, but I always love a bean base. Some people like to mix their taco seasoning with the beans, and I prefer to mix it with the sour cream. You can also use Greek yogurt, or a mixture of sour cream and Greek yogurt. Other favorite layers for party guests include green onions, jalapeño peppers, corn, and black beans too.

The recipe takes about fifteen minutes, so more time for everything you want to be doing instead! Nexium® 24HR is another helper. Being prepared will help you to enjoy your favorite tailgating/game watching foods without the fear of frequent heartburn. Preparedness is pretty awesome!

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What’s your favorite bite-sized or hand-held Game Day recipe?


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