Cheese Quesadillas with Peppers & Onions


These 15-minute quesadillas are a notch above basic with the addition of sautéed peppers and onions. Let the kiddos load them up with the toppings at the table.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 4 8-inch whole-wheat tortillas

  • 1 cup Sautéed Peppers & Onions (see associated recipe)

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese (6 ounces)

  • ½ cup guacamole

  • 4 tablespoons salsa


  1. Lay tortillas on a work surface. Spread peppers and onions on half of each tortilla, dividing evenly. Top with cheese, dividing evenly. Fold the tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

  2. Heat a large griddle or skillet over medium heat. Cook 2 of the quesadillas until crispy on the outside and the cheese is melted, 2 to 4 minutes per side. Repeat with the remaining 2 quesadillas. Let the quesadillas cool for 1 minute before cutting into wedges to serve. Serve with guacamole and salsa.


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Associated Recipe

Sautéed Peppers & Onions

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

385 Calories
21g Fat
32g Carbs
16g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 385
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 16g 32%
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 9g 47%
Cholesterol 38mg 13%
Vitamin A 1533IU 31%
Vitamin C 42mg 46%
Folate 27mcg 7%
Sodium 907mg 39%
Calcium 428mg 33%
Iron 2mg 13%
Magnesium 19mg 5%
Potassium 357mg 8%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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