Quick Quesadillas

For less-adventurous eaters, skip the peppers and onions. For veggie lovers, add sides of sliced avocado and chopped lettuce. Serve with salsa and light sour cream on the side.
6 servings


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1 red or yellow pepper, cut in thin strips, optional
1 red onion, peeled and cut in thin strips, optional
1 tablespoon olive oil
Salt to taste
2 cups reduced-fat shredded white cheddar cheese
Six 8-inch flour tortillas


Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes

1. If using, cook peppers and onion in the oil in a large skillet for 5 to 7 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat when soft; add salt to taste.

2. Sprinkle 1/3 cup of cheese over one half of each tortilla. Then top cheese with 1/4 cup of pepper-and-onion mixture, if using. Fold the uncovered half of each tortilla over cheese and press down gently.

3. In a nonstick skillet, cook tortillas in a single layer over medium heat, about 2 minutes. Flip over and continue cooking 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Remove tortillas from the pan and cut each into 4 wedges. Repeat until all quesadillas are cooked.

How kids can help: Sprinkle cheese on tortillas; fold tortillas over to form quesadillas.

For grown-ups: Season the peppers and onions with cumin and chili powder.

Created date

January 2005

Nutritional Information

Calories (4 wedges): 298
Fat 14 g
Satfat 7 g
Sodium 332 mg
Cholesterol 27 mg