Manchego-Mushroom Quesadillas


Manchego--a Spanish sheep's milk cheese--lends a distinctive flavor to these appetizers.

Manchego-Mushroom Quesadillas
Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
2 mins
Total Time:
27 mins


  • 4 slices bacon, chopped

  • ¼ cup chopped onion

  • 1 cloves garlic, minced

  • 8 ounce portobello or button mushrooms, sliced into bite-size pieces

  • ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro

  • 1 tablespoon butter, cut into 4 pieces

  • 4 ounce Manchego or Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 4 7-8 inch flour tortillas

  • ½ cup dairy sour cream

  • cup chopped tomato

  • cup chopped green sweet pepper

  • 2 tablespoon sliced green onion


  1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium heat until bacon starts to crisp, stirring often. Add onion and garlic; cook and stir for 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Add mushrooms; cook and stir until tender. Remove from heat. Stir in crushed red pepper, Worcestershire, and cilantro.

  2. In another large skillet or on a griddle melt 1 piece of the butter over medium heat. For quesadilla, sprinkle 1/4 cup cheese over half of each tortilla. Top cheese with 1/3 cup of the mushroom mixture. Fold tortillas, in half, pressing gently. In prepared skillet cook one quesadilla for 2 to 3 minutes or until lightly browned, turning once. Remove quesadilla from skillet; place on baking sheet. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven. Repeat with remaining butter and quesadillas. Spoon sour cream into a bowl; sprinkle with tomato, sweet pepper, and green onion. Cut quesadillas into wedges; serve with sour cream sauce. Makes 4 appetizer servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

392 Calories
28g Fat
23g Carbs
13g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 392
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 52mg 17%
Sodium 683mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 13g
Vitamin C 14.2mg 71%
Calcium 212mg 16%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 454mg 10%
Folate, total 16.1mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.5mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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