Turkey and Roasted Pepper Quesadillas

You don't have to go to a Mexican eatery to satisfy your hunger for Mexican cuisine. These low fat, homemade quesadillas are dripping with stringy cheese and so easy to prepare.


Makes 4 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 jar (7-1/4 ounces) roasted red peppers, drained and diced
4 ounces diced cooked turkey breast
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup salsa (optional)


  1. Spray small nonstick skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat until hot. Brush 1 tortilla lightly on both sides with water. Heat in skillet 1 minute on each side or until hot.
  2. Layer 1/4 of the diced peppers, turkey, cheese and cilantro on tortilla. Top with second tortilla; press lightly. Brush top of tortilla with water. Flip quesadilla to heat second side. Cook 3 minutes or until ingredients are heated through. Remove from heat. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  3. Cut quesadillas into halves. Serve with salsa, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 quesadilla (2 halves)
Calories 254
Calories from Fat 21 %
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 40 mg
Carbohydrate 30 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 20 g
Sodium 763 mg

Dietary Exchange

Starch 1-1/2
Vegetable 1
Meat 2

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