Air-Fryer Broccoli-Cheddar Quesadillas

Lightly charred garlicky broccoli and Cheddar make a delicious filling for these air-fryer quesadillas that both kids and adults will love. If you like, include cubes of ham in the quesadillas. A quick honey-mustard dipping sauce provides a hint of sweetness.

a recipe photo of the Air-Fryer Broccoli-Cheddar Quesadillas
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Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
Nutrition Profile:


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 cups small broccoli florets

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 4 (8 inch) whole-wheat tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

  • ½ cup cubed cooked ham (Optional)

  • Cooking spray

  • ¼ cup mayonnaise

  • 2 tablespoons honey mustard


  1. Preheat a 6-quart air fryer to 325℉.

  2. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add broccoli, garlic and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until the broccoli is just tender, 8 to 10 minutes.

  3. Place 1 tortilla on a work surface and top one half with 1/2 cup cheese, 1/2 cup broccoli and, if desired, 2 tablespoons ham; fold the tortilla in half to close. Repeat with the remaining tortillas, cheese and broccoli (and ham, if using).

  4. Working in batches as necessary, coat both sides of the quesadillas with cooking spray. Arrange the quesadillas in a single layer in the air-fryer basket; cook until golden and the cheese is melted, 8 to 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, stir together mayonnaise and honey mustard in a small bowl. Serve the quesadillas with the sauce.


6-quart air fryer

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

511 Calories
35g Fat
32g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 1 quesadilla & 1 1/2 Tbsp. sauce
Calories 511
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 4g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 18g 36%
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 62mg 21%
Vitamin A 1776IU 36%
Vitamin C 34mg 38%
Folate 41mcg 10%
Sodium 769mg 33%
Calcium 490mg 38%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 404mg 9%

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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