Last week's poll ended with Cheese Quesadillas as being the most wanted appetizer. This is one of my favorite dishes. If we go out for Mexican and margaritas, it's a guarantee that I'm ordering some kind of quesadilla. So needless to say, I am extremely happy with what ya'll picked. Thanks!
There isn't much to a cheese quesadilla; cheese and tortilla. Since my mission is to create meals that are a little bit lighter and pack a more nutritional punch, a few extra ingredients needed to added to give this dish some pep! Check out my version of Paula Deen's Cheese Quesadilla.
8 medium WHOLE WHEAT tortillas
2 cups grated Reduced-Fat (2%) Mexican cheese blend
Fat Free Sour cream, for garnish
Salsa, for garnish
1 Red Pepper, chopped
1 Green Pepper, chopped
1 small onion, chopped
It was scary. My caveman of a husband almost lost it when he realized there was no meat going into this dish. "You're kidding me, right Lindsay? No meat?!?!" Yes, I know it is an appetizer, but it can also be a great dinner!
Well, after eating two of them, he was raving about how delicious and filling they were. After being married to this man for 4-1/2 years, this could have been one of two things; his attempt at working his was into my good graces or they really did hit the spot. I would have said he was just trying to make up, but based on the absence of late night snacking, I think it is safe to say that these Cheese and Veggie Quesadillas are enough to satisfy even a grown man's Mexican cravings and growling tummy. They make a great appy and a nutritious, filling meal. ENJOY!
NUTRITION FACTS (per serving; one quesadilla): 221.13 calories; 8.5g fat; 25.39g carbohydrate; 11.33g protein; 2.63g fiber
Add 2 tbsp Fat Free Sour Cream & 2 tablespoons salsa for an extra: 33 calories; .05g fat; 6.99g carbohydrate; 1.48g protein; .5g fiber