Whole-wheat tortillas are filled with smoky bacon, earthy chard and zesty Monterey Jack cheese in this quick, healthy quesadilla recipe for two.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2013


Recipe Summary

35 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crisp, 2 to 3 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 2 minutes. Add chard and pepper; cook, stirring, until wilted, 1 to 2 minutes. Add beans and coarsely mash; stir to combine. Remove from heat.

  • Place tortillas on a work surface. Spread a generous 1/4 cup filling and 2 tablespoons cheese on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

  • Wipe out the pan and return to medium heat. Add quesadillas and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 2 to 4 minutes total.

Nutrition Facts

348 calories; protein 19.3g 39% DV; carbohydrates 50.2g 16% DV; exchange other carbs 3.5; dietary fiber 8.6g 34% DV; sugars 4.2g; fat 12.2g 19% DV; saturated fat 6.5g 32% DV; cholesterol 32.1mg 11% DV; vitamin a iu 2077.9IU 42% DV; vitamin c 8.8mg 15% DV; folate 57.1mcg 14% DV; calcium 280.9mg 28% DV; iron 3.7mg 20% DV; magnesium 79.6mg 28% DV; potassium 618.3mg 17% DV; sodium 680.2mg 27% DV; thiamin 0.3mg 31% DV.