This smoky mushroom-filled quesadilla is reminiscent of pulled pork. A touch of chipotle chile pepper adds extra heat. Serve with coleslaw and guacamole.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2009


Recipe Summary

45 mins
Nutrition Profile:


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine barbecue sauce, tomato paste, vinegar and chipotle in a medium bowl.

  • Heat 2 teaspoons oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, for 5 minutes. Add onion and cook, stirring, until the onion and mushrooms are beginning to brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer the vegetables to the bowl with the barbecue sauce; stir to combine. Wipe out the pan.

  • Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread 3 tablespoons cheese on half of each tortilla and top with one-fourth (about 1/2 cup) of the filling. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

  • Heat 1 teaspoon oil in the pan over medium heat. Add the quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve.


Ingredient note: Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce are smoked jalapeños packed in a flavorful sauce. Look for the small cans with the Mexican foods in large supermarkets. Once opened, they'll keep up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator or 6 months in the freezer. Ground chipotle, made from dried smoked jalapeños, can be found in the specialty-spice section of most supermarkets or online at

Nutrition Facts

330 calories; protein 11.8g; carbohydrates 44.3g; dietary fiber 4.8g; sugars 15.3g; fat 14.4g; saturated fat 4.7g; cholesterol 18.9mg; vitamin a iu 302.3IU; vitamin c 4.7mg; folate 36.1mcg; calcium 196.9mg; iron 1.9mg; magnesium 39.4mg; potassium 780.8mg; sodium 684.6mg; thiamin 0.2mg; added sugar 7g.

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8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
This is a keeper! Wasn't real sure about this one but was wowed by the flavor aroma and texture! Easy to make hardest part is degilling the mushrooms. Followed the recipe except used fresh chopped (and seeded) jalapeno instead of the canned. You could easier add Tabasco to spice it up but I used a hearty BBQ sauce and that did well. Will absolutely make this a regular. Pros: Easy meatless supper quick Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Spicy But Successful I waited until after my husband gave these quesadillas his hearty approval before revealing that their main ingredient is mushrooms. He hates mushrooms but he loved this quesadilla. Too spicy for me though. Next time i'll try removing the chile seeds and i'll serve something like frozen yogurt for dessert. Pros: Quick easy Cons: Too spicy Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I could eat these every day. I cut back a little on the BBQ sauce but otherwise followed the recipe. It was fantastic. Melty and smoky and just the right amount of heat. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
mmmmmmmmm sooooo goood!!!! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
To say that I merely "liked" this is pretty much the understatement of the century. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Really yummy but small portions Even 1 1/2 pound of mushrooms isn't that much once it cooks down. Next time I will double the mushrooms but this was really yummy. I made it using homemade barbecue and added sriracha instead of chipotle. Another great vegetarian quesadilla recipe to add to the mix! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
Just a question... What did everybody do with the remaining 1 cup of the mushroom mixture? This recipe serves two, calls for two 8- to 10-inch tortillas, tells us to put 1/4 of the mushroom mixture on one half of each tortilla (a total of half of the mixture), then fold and cook. Using 2 x 1/4 of the mixture = 1/2 of the mixture, so where does the rest go? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! The only thing I changed was how much mushrooms and onions I put in. Followed everything else to the T and geez these are delicious! Even my hubby likes them and he doesn't like onions. Definitely making them again! Pros: Easy fast delicious! Read More