Caramelized Onion and Jalapeno Quesadillas


This is great for an appetizer or meal. You can add meat if you like, but I made a vegetarian option for meatless Monday! Top each quesadilla with sour cream, salsa, lettuce, and guacamole.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
35 mins
2 quesadillas


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, or as needed

  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas

  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion until softened and lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Add jalapeno peppers to onion; cook and stir until onion is browned, about 10 minutes more. Transfer onion mixture to a plate.

  2. Heat about 1 tablespoon olive oil in the same skillet and add 1 tortilla. Top tortilla with 1/4 cup Mexican cheese blend, 1/2 of the onion mixture, and 1/4 cup Mexican cheese blend, respectively; top with 1 tortilla. Cook quesadilla until browned and cheese is melted, 1 to 2 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining oil, tortillas, cheese, and onion mixture.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

451 Calories
26g Fat
41g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 451
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 26g 33%
Saturated Fat 12g 59%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 726mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 41g 15%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 14g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 316mg 24%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 206mg 4%

* 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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