Quesadillas are a quick and easy way to use leftovers in your refrigerator for a healthy, delicious meal.

This recipe gives you plenty of ideas to consider: peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, beef, chicken or shrimp. You can garnish it with your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or some healthy non-fat Greek yogurt to make this delicious dish a sure winner.

Use a pan, electric griddle or a quesadilla maker or have some fun!!

Add a sneaky hidden veggie 

Adding pureed veggies is a great way to get even the pickiest of eaters (kids or adults) to eat their veggies!  They’ll get all the benefits of veggies without you receiving any pushback.

Simply head to the baby food aisle, choose a pureed veggie (carrots, squash, sweet potato), and add a tablespoon or two inside each quesadilla. Your family will never know that there are hidden veggies inside. 

Kid-friendly

Make it fun by allowing your kids to get creative and add their favorite ingredients. Encourage them to choose at least ONE veggie to add to their quesadilla.  

Freezer-friendly

Not only are quesadillas easy to make and extremely versatile, but they’re also freezer-friendly. While the ingredients are out and the dishes are dirty, why not make more to freeze for future meals?

Allow the cooked quesadillas to cool completely. Individually wrap each quesadilla in aluminum foil. Place wrapped quesadillas in a large freezer bag, remove excess air from bag and seal. Label your bag and freeze for up to 2 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and reheat. 

For busy evenings, having homemade frozen quesadillas on hand, that can be popped in the microwave or toaster oven in a pinch, is massively helpful.

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Cheesy Quesadilla (One Recipe, Multiple Possibilities)


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  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x

Description

Quesadillas are a quick and easy way to use leftovers in your refrigerator for a healthy, delicious meal! This recipe gives you plenty of ideas to consider: peppers, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, beef, chicken or shrimp. You can garnish it with your favorite toppings, such as salsa, avocado or some healthy non-fat Greek yogurt to make this delicious dish a sure winner. Use a pan, electric grill or a quesadilla maker and have some fun!


Ingredients

Scale

Main Ingredients:

Vegetables to Consider: (about 1/2 cup total)

Beef, Chicken or Shrimp to Consider: (about 1 cup total)

Toppings:


Instructions

If Using a Quesadilla Maker or Electric Grill:
  1. Heat electric grill or quesadilla maker and spray with EVOO.
  2. Lay one tortilla on electric grill or quesadilla maker. Top tortilla with any combination of the above ingredients and add spices of choice – BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN!
  3. Place second tortilla wrap on top, close lid and cook until lightly browned. Remove from heat and cut into six wedges. Serve with toppings of choice.
If Using a Pan:
  1. Melt 1 teaspoon of coconut oil in pan over medium heat.
  2. Lay one tortilla in pan and top tortilla with any combination of the above ingredients and add spices of choice. BE CREATIVE and HAVE FUN! Place second tortilla wrap on top.
  3. Grill the tortilla over medium heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into six wedges and serve with toppings of choice.

Notes

How can I make these gluten-free? To make these gluten-free, use gluten-free ingredients.

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible. 

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 2
Category :Recipes
Method :Too Easy, 30 Minute Meals
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