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5 Inexpensive Vegetarian Meals that Meat-eaters Will Love

Veggie Quesadilla

It's hard to find a meal as fast and easy to make as quesadillas, and they're a cheese-lover's delight. The basics -- flour tortillas, cheese and a few vegetables -- make these Mexican meals budget friendly, as well.

Buy small or medium tortillas for quesadilla lunches or appetizers, or the large size for a dinner entree. Layer plenty of cheese on the unfolded, round tortilla (a good cheese combination for quesadillas is half Monterey Jack, half cheddar). Keep cheese away from the edges, though, to reduce dripping while cooking.

You can keep your quesadillas simple, made solely with cheese, or you can include any of a variety of veggies, such as spinach, onions, mushrooms, bell peppers, green chili peppers, cilantro and jalapenos.

Bake at 350 degrees, about 10 minutes, until the cheese is melted. You can also toast your quesadillas for a crispier tortilla. When done, fold in half and carefully slice into wedges. Serve with salsa, guacamole, sour cream or plain yogurt.