Recipe - Fajita-Style Quesadillas - Current Balance - Marion Community Credit Union

Fajita-Style Quesadillas [RECIPE]

In the mood for Mexican food but don’t want to eat out? This quesadilla recipe brings you a delicious, healthy Mexican meal without going over your budget (just $0.43 per serving). For an even more authentic taste, garnish with sour cream, lime or cilantro.


  •         ½ red or green pepper, seeded and cut in bite-size strips
  •         ½ medium onion, thinly sliced
  •         1 fresh serrano pepper, thinly sliced (optional)
  •         2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  •         4 (6-inch) white corn tortillas
  •         nonstick cooking spray
  •         ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
  •         1 tomato, thinly sliced, reserve 2 slices
  •         1 tablespoon fresh cilantro


  • Heat oil in a large skillet.
  • Add green or red pepper, onion and serrano pepper. Cook 3-5 minutes until vegetables start to become tender. Remove from heat.
  • Spray one side of each tortilla with cooking spray.
  • Turn two of the tortillas to the uncoated side and cover with ½ of the cheese. Cover with onion mixture, tomato slices, 1 tablespoon cilantro and the rest of the cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, coated side up.
  • Heat a large skillet or griddle. Cook quesadillas until cheese melts and tortillas are light browned (about 4-5 minutes).
  • Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.
  • Serve warm. Garnish with sour cream, lime and cilantro, if desired.  

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