Mexican

Spicy Quesadillas

Prep Time: 8 min  |  Cook Time: 10 min  |  Servings: 4  |  Calories: 427
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Spicy Quesadillas
Prep Time
8 min
Cook Time
10 min
Servings
4
Calories
427

Adding a spicy kick to your quesadillas can be refreshing, especially when they're made with melted Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese, chopped tomato, red onion and ripe avocado. Chipotle hot sauce is what creates that Mexican-inspired taste you're looking for in this meal.

Ingredients
  • 8 (6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1-3/4 cups (7 oz.) Sargento® Shredded Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 3/4 cup chopped cilantro, divided
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped tomato
  • 2 Tbsp. minced red onion
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. chipotle hot sauce or hot pepper sauce, or more to taste
Directions
  1. Place 4 tortillas on a foil-lined baking sheet. Coat tortillas with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil. Turn tortillas over.
  2. Spread cheese evenly over tortillas; top with 1/2 cup cilantro and remaining tortillas, pressing gently. Coat tops of tortillas with cooking spray or brush lightly with oil.
  3. Bake in a preheated 450°F oven 5 minutes. With a large spatula, turn quesadillas over. Continue baking 4 to 5 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is melted.
  4. Meanwhile, in a small bowl make pico de gallo by combining avocado, 1/4 cup cilantro and remaining ingredients; mix well. Cut quesadillas into quarters for a main dish or eighths for an appetizer. Serve with avocado pico de gallo.

Serving Size 4

Calories 427

*Percent Daily Values (DV) are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Amount/Serving %DV*
Total Fat 23.50g 35%
Sat. Fat 10.80g 45%
Mono Unsat. Fat 8.50g
Poly Unsat. Fat 2.50g
Cholesterol 38mg 14%
Sodium 937mg 38%
Amount/Serving%DV*
Total Carbohydrate 39g 13%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 0g
Protein 17g
Amount/Serving%DV*
Vitamin A 46RE
Vitamin C 13mg 22%
Calcium 429mg 39%
Iron 3mg 17%