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The colorful, fresh vegetables and oozy melted cheese in these fajita-style quesadillas will prove irresistible. Serve them as party appetizers or for a quick lunch on the weekend.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
8 mins
total:
28 mins
Servings:
8
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet cook sweet pepper, onion, and serrano pepper in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from heat.

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  • Lightly coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. On the uncoated side of two of the tortillas, divide half of the cheese. Top with onion mixture, tomato slices, the 1 tablespoon cilantro, and the remaining cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, coated sides up.

  • Heat a very large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook quesadillas for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cheese melts and tortillas are lightly browned. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve warm and, if desired, with sour cream, additional cilantro and lime wedges.

Tips

*Because chile peppers contain volatile oils that can burn your skin and eyes, avoid direct contact with them as much as possible. When working with chile peppers, wear plastic or rubber gloves. If your bare hands do touch the peppers, wash your hands and nails well with soap and warm water.

Nutrition for 2 servings

Make this a heartier meal instead of an appetizer by simply serving two instead of eight. Each person would get one whole quesadilla.

Nutrition analysis per 2 servings: 263 calories, 10 g protein, 22 g carbohydrate, 15 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 25 mg cholesterol, 3 g fiber, 3 g total sugar,
30% Vitamin A, 75% Vitamin C, 161 mg sodium, 24% calcium, 6% iron

Tip

Add cooked beans, chicken, shrimp, or your other favorite protein to these quesadillas for a heartier meal.

Nutrition Facts

61 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 6mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 5g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 1g; protein 2g; vitamin a 291.5IU; vitamin c 11.2mg; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 8.1mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 41mg; potassium 54mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 0.2mg.
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