Delicious quesadillas with cheese and steamed vegetables like broccoli, carrot, bell pepper and mushrooms.

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Ingredients

2
Original recipe yields 2 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to broil. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

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  • Place zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper, carrot, onion and mushrooms in a steamer over 1 inch of boiling water, and cover. Cook until tender but still firm, about 2 to 6 minutes. Drain.

  • Place two tortillas, side by side, on the prepared baking sheet. On each tortilla layer cheddar cheese, vegetables, then Monterey jack cheese. Top each with another tortilla.

  • Place under the broiler and cook until lightly browned. Carefully turn tortillas and cook on the other side until lightly browned.

Nutrition Facts

787.2 calories; protein 33.1g 66% DV; carbohydrates 99.7g 32% DV; fat 30.1g 46% DV; cholesterol 54.8mg 18% DV; sodium 1308.8mg 52% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
When I first read about ALL of the vegetables in the recipe I thought it would be way too much to fit in two tortillas but it wasn't. There were a few veggies leftover so I just sprinkled them on the top of the quesadillas as they "looked" quite dull. I fried the veggies in oil and added garlic powder. I think next time I might add some cilantro - although this recipe is very good it just needs a little something extra a spice of some kind perhaps. The recipe states for you to be careful when turning - I had a hard time turning them without the veggies coming out so plan ahead on how you're going to turn them!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2003
This was OK. I suggest leave out the carrots because they take longer to cook than the other vegetables also add garlic salt. Read More
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  • 3 star values: 5
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Rating: 4 stars
12/08/2006
When I first read about ALL of the vegetables in the recipe I thought it would be way too much to fit in two tortillas but it wasn't. There were a few veggies leftover so I just sprinkled them on the top of the quesadillas as they "looked" quite dull. I fried the veggies in oil and added garlic powder. I think next time I might add some cilantro - although this recipe is very good it just needs a little something extra a spice of some kind perhaps. The recipe states for you to be careful when turning - I had a hard time turning them without the veggies coming out so plan ahead on how you're going to turn them!:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/03/2011
This is a great idea and one that is easy to customize to your own tastes. I personally add a layer of refried beans sprinkle on the cooked veggies then the cheese. I serve with salsa. Sometimes I add some cooked meat like ground turkey or chicken. Here's the trick to turning them neatly. Warm the tortilla for a few seconds in the microwave to make it pliable lay it on the foil and only put the filling on HALF of the tortilla. Fold the tortilla over the filling and flip it over so it doesn't keep opening broil until brown flip it over and broil the other side. Easy peasy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2004
I didn't use the carrots or peppers but I added zucchini and cooked the veggies in a skillet and it turned out great! I also used fresh tomato salsa inside and it tasted great! Part skim cheeses work well also. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2008
Seriously delicious. I did make a few changes based on personal preferences: I didn't add the carrot; I added a (very large) clove of garlic as well as a bit of cumin garlic powder salt and pepper; and I added extra cheese. My boyfriend requires meat in his meals so we added some shredded chicken to his which turned out quite well. I will definitely be making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2008
This recipe has become a family favorite with a few changes and a couple of chortcuts. I use 1 zucchini 1 package of frozen peppers and onions blend (I found these at Kroger and use them for everything) and 1 small package of sliced fresh mushrooms and some frozen corn. I also use the Mrs Dash garlic and onion blend to season the veggies. I cook the frozen veggies and zucchini first then add mushrooms and seasoning. The best cheese to use for this is called quesadilla cheese. It's got great flavor and melts well. Even the kids love these. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/28/2003
This was OK. I suggest leave out the carrots because they take longer to cook than the other vegetables also add garlic salt. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/16/2010
Delicious! I took some of the recommendations from the other reviews and added some garlic ( 3 cloves) and sauteed the vegetables longer to soften them. I also added a little salt and pepper. I also chopped my carrots in smaller pieces so they would cook faster. I plan to make this recipe again - delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2007
I skimped on carrots and broccoli and still had leftover veggies. Also I doubled the cheese - found it tastier and better glue to hold the quesadilla together when flipping in the oven. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2011
As others mentioned it needs "something". Whether it be garlic salsa lemon salt - it just needs something otherwise it's incredibly bland. I tried adding ranch dressing but didn't add a lot and so couldn't really taste it. I also doused it in cheese and couldn't really taste that either. I made it without onions or mushrooms and still had a ton of vegetables to try to fit into the tortillas. I managed to make it all fit but if I had done onions and mushrooms - it never would have fit. I also noticed a lot of people did not add the carrots but I did and think they were necessary to give it a slight variety in taste. They steamed just fine and were well done (I steamed for 4 minutes). A lot of people said turning over was hard but didn't give any suggestions for how to turn over. So I took two plates and put them on top of the tortillas then flipped the baking sheet and plates and was able to get the tortillas moved back onto the baking sheet with little issue. Flipping over any other way was nearly impossible (I tried!). These were incredibly filling and both my husband and I agreed that one quesadilla split in half would have been perfect for two of us. You can always make a small side if wanted like rice or beans. I think next time we're going to try garlic and add some chicken or steak to his and my chicken-free chicken to mine. Oh and watch the tortillas carefully as they burn quickly. I broiled for 3 minutes each side and that was perfect. Read More
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