Walnut and Olive Quesadillas

These Mexican-style fold-overs with an Italian spin are brimming with provolone and mozzarella cheeses as well as ripe olives and walnuts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 6 (6 inch) white or yellow corn tortillas

  • 4 ounces part-skim mozzarella cheese, shredded (1 cup)

  • 2 ounces provolone cheese, shredded (1/2 cup)

  • ¼ cup chopped pitted ripe olives

  • 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts or pine nuts, toasted

  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ cup purchased mild salsa

  • 1 teaspoon snipped fresh oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 1 sprig Fresh oregano sprigs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Stack tortillas and wrap in foil. Bake about 10 minutes or until softened. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine mozzarella cheese, provolone cheese, olives, nuts, and the 2 teaspoons snipped oregano or 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano. Spread cheese mixture onto half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half; secure with wooden toothpicks. Brush one side of each quesadilla with some of the oil.

  2. In a large skillet or on a griddle, place quesadillas, 2 or 3 at a time, oiled sides down; cook over medium heat about 4 minutes or until heated through, brushing with remaining oil and turning once. Cut each quesadilla in half.

  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat salsa just until hot; stir in the 1 teaspoon snipped oregano or 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano. If desired, garnish with oregano sprigs. Serve with quesadillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
6g Fat
8g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g 9%
Total Fat 6g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Vitamin A 170IU 3%
Vitamin C 1mg 2%
Folate 24mcg 6%
Sodium 217mg 9%
Calcium 137mg 11%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 15mg 4%
Potassium 44mg 1%

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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