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Chile-Cheese Quesadillas

Prep time 15 mins
Cook time 8 mins
Yield Makes 8 servings


  • 1 (3-oz.) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded American cheese
  • 1 cup (4 oz.) shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (4.5-oz.) can chopped green chiles
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Toppings: sour cream and salsa
  • Garnish: cilantro sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Beat first 6 ingredients at medium speed with an electric mixer until well blended. Spread about 1/2 cup cheese mixture onto each of 4 tortillas, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Top with remaining tortillas.

  2. Heat a lightly greased large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat just until hot. Cook quesadillas in 4 batches, 1 minute on each side or until filling melts and outside browns. Cut into wedges, and serve with desired toppings. Garnish, if desired.