BBQ Pork & Smoked Gouda Quesadillas


These satisfying quesadillas get a smoky flavor from the cheese and pork, sweetness from the sauce, and a crisp crunch from the red onion. The pickled jalapeños offer a twist on a typical barbecue sandwich pickle and add a touch of heat.

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


  • 3 ounces cooked pulled pork

  • 4 tablespoons bottled barbecue sauce, divided

  • 4 (8 inch) multigrain flour tortillas

  • 4 ounces smoked Gouda cheese, shredded (about 1 cup)

  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion

  • Cooking spray

  • ¼ cup reduced-fat sour cream

  • 12 jarred pickled jalapeño chile slices

  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Toss together pork and 2 tablespoons of the barbecue sauce in a bowl until fully coated. Sprinkle lower half of each tortilla with 2 tablespoons of the cheese. Top evenly with pork mixture and onion slices. Sprinkle evenly with remaining cheese. Fold each tortilla over filling.

  2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium; coat with cooking spray. Working in batches, if needed, add quesadillas to skillet; cook until golden brown on both sides, about 2 1/2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet.

  3. Cut each quesadilla into thirds and divide among 4 plates. Drizzle evenly with remaining 2 tablespoons barbecue sauce. Top evenly with sour cream and jalapeño slices; sprinkle with cilantro. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

313 Calories
15g Fat
27g Carbs
14g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 quesadilla
Calories 313
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 10g
Protein 14g 28%
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Sodium 580mg 25%

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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