Jalapeno Popper Quesadillas

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This is a great alternative to deep-fried jalapeno poppers that's much easier to make and healthier too. Slice into small wedges to use as an appetizer, or enjoy as light meatless Monday dinner.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins
Servings:
2
Yield:
2 servings

Ingredients

  • 6 jalapeno peppers - stemmed, seeded, and halved lengthwise

  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened

  • 2 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese, softened

  • ½ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 3 tortilla chips, crushed, or more to taste (Optional)

Directions

  1. Set oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Arrange jalapeno peppers, cut-side down, on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Broil jalapeno peppers in the preheated oven until skins are bubbling and blackened, 10 to 15 minutes. Immediately place peppers in a resealable plastic bag; seal. Allow peppers to steam in bag to help loosen skins, about 20 minutes. Carefully open bag, pull skins off peppers, and chop peppers.

  4. Spread half the butter onto 1 side of each tortilla. Spread half the cream cheese onto the other side of each tortilla. Sprinkle half the jalapeno peppers, half the Mexican cheese blend, and half the tortilla chips over the cream cheese-side of each tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half over the fillings with butter-side on the outside.

  5. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat; cook 1 quesadilla in the hot skillet until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with second quesadilla.

Cook's Note:

Wear gloves when working with the raw jalapeno peppers.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

473 Calories
28g Fat
41g Carbs
15g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 473
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 16g 79%
Cholesterol 64mg 21%
Sodium 798mg 35%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 15g
Vitamin C 19mg 93%
Calcium 327mg 25%
Iron 3mg 16%
Potassium 250mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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