Making the most of simple, fresh ingredients found at your local Farmer's Market, these quesadillas make great appetizers or a quick and healthy meal. Serve while hot with your favorite salsa, sour cream, and guacamole.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large nonstick pan, cook red pepper, zucchini, yellow squash, onion, and mushrooms in olive oil over medium to medium-high heat for about 7 minutes, or until just tender. Remove vegetables from pan.

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  • Coat the same pan with cooking spray, and place one tortilla in pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of cheese evenly over tortilla, and layer 3/4 cup of the vegetable mixture over the cheese. Sprinkle another 1/8 cup of cheese on the vegetables, and top with a second tortilla. Cook until golden on both sides, for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side. Remove quesadilla from pan, and repeat with remaining ingredients. Cut each quesadilla into 8 triangles with a pizza cutter. Serve hot.

Editor's Note:

Please note differences in ingredient amounts when following the magazine version of this recipe.

Nutrition Facts

209.1 calories; protein 10.2g 21% DV; carbohydrates 36.8g 12% DV; fat 7.1g 11% DV; cholesterol 13.4mg 5% DV; sodium 440.9mg 18% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
These were good. I added some garlic powder and salt and pepper when sauteing. And some chopped fresh basil too. I baked them in the oven instead of doing them in the skillet. I just brushed some olive oil on the tortillas, turned them oil side down on a baking sheet and put some filling and cheese on one side and folded over, then stuck them in a 425 degree oven for about 5 minutes to get a little crunch out of the tortillas. Thanks for a great idea! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2010
Great base recipe. I am not a fan of squash or zucchini so made mine with cheddar mushrooms onion and spinach. These are great with the whole wheat tortillas and especially yummy with the spinach and herb tortillas!!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2009
These were good. I added some garlic powder and salt and pepper when sauteing. And some chopped fresh basil too. I baked them in the oven instead of doing them in the skillet. I just brushed some olive oil on the tortillas, turned them oil side down on a baking sheet and put some filling and cheese on one side and folded over, then stuck them in a 425 degree oven for about 5 minutes to get a little crunch out of the tortillas. Thanks for a great idea! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2009
I submitted this recipe, and you can use any vegetable you like--adding eggplant, spinach, or black beans also works well. Have fun using the fresh ingredients your family enjoys! This recipe makes 6 servings out of the 3 quesadillas. You can use reduced carb tortillas also, and more cheese, but this was created to be a healthy recipe ; ). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2009
*** WORTHY OF TEN STARS ** These quesadillas were fantastic!! I also followed Nugget's suggestion of filling 1/2 of a large tortilla, folding over, and baking in the oven at 425 degrees for about 8-10 minutes or until brown. I also added some garlic powder and onion powder to the veggies while they were cooking. You can top the quesadillas with sour cream, salsa, and sliced avocado too. So healthy, so delicious! Excellent recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/13/2009
This was lovely. So yum. I did use whole wheat tortillas for the boys and wrapped mine in Bibb lettuce with a bit of my No-Guilt Zesty Ranch dip on the side. My husband oldest son and I loved these. We ate every bit. The veggies do enough talking on their own that just fresh ground black pepper and sea salt on them while they are sauteing is plenty. This one's a keeper! So good. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2011
Absolutely fabulous recipe! I added a bit of minced garlic, cracked black pepper and a bit of kosher salt to the veggies as they sauteed. I added some corn and black beans to the mix as well. I baked the tortillas in the oven vs. in the frying pan which was a lot easier. These were so delicious served with a roasted red pepper salsa, light sour cream, and homemade guacamole! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
This is absolutely delicious. I admit I made the poor man’s version with green pepper instead of red, yellow onion instead of red and I omitted the squash. I prefer this to chicken quesadillas and will be making these regularly. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/21/2009
I used Nuggets suggestions and it was much improved. I found this recipe quick and easy and very nutritional. I cut calories by using just enough cheese to hold it together and by using only 1 low fat tortilla and folding it over. Nuggets suggestion to bake them is a definitely worth doing. It adds a little crunch. I also added crushed red pepper to get it a little kick and served it with salsa on the side. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/24/2009
Very good! I do these on the grill as well. Just wrag veggies in foil and when they are close to done throw the wrap on the grill until browned on both sides. As stated by others all veggies will do. Homemade tortillas are always the best but this is a great speedy recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/23/2010
These were great. I used 4 cups total chopped veggies (zucchini, yellow squash, onion, bell pepper). I added 3 cloves of garlic diced, a chipotle chili pepper in adobo sauce diced, and a can of lentils, rinsed. I used pepperjack cheese. I baked them in the oven at 425 for 5 minutes as recommended by Nuggets. I topped them with "Amy's Cilantro Cream Sauce" from this site. My husband loved them and he's not usually satisfied with vegetarian food. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
06/08/2010
Great base recipe. I am not a fan of squash or zucchini so made mine with cheddar mushrooms onion and spinach. These are great with the whole wheat tortillas and especially yummy with the spinach and herb tortillas!!:) Read More
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