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This stuffed Mexican quesadillas recipe is a quick dinner for a busy evening.

I’ve done a few recipes for college students lately. It can be tough to cook anything in a dorm room with limited appliances. So I got creative with this one.

Clean Eating Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas Recipe

It’s a great dinner idea for college students, because you don’t have to have a stove to make this. A coffee maker and a microwave will do just fine! Simply sauté the corn and onions with the oil in your coffee pot (it won’t be as thorough as a pan, but in a pinch…) and then finish the whole thing in a microwave!

And for those of you cooking at home, this is an easy way to feel good about the food you are putting on the table. Serve it with a side salad and your meal is pretty darn complete!

What You’ll Need For These Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas

Ingredients

¼ cup chopped red onions

¼ cup frozen corn

1 tbsp. olive oil

1 standard whole grain tortilla

¼ cup grated cheese (I used jack and cheddar, mixed)

2 tbsp. black olives (sliced)

salsa (as much as you like)

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS OR FILLINGS

Chopped, fresh tomatoes

Fresh, chopped cilantro

Avocado or guacamole

How To Make Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas

Sauté the onions and corn in the olive oil until the onions are translucent.

While that cooks, warm your tortilla on the burner next to that, flipping once. Then place on your work surface.

Spread the cheese over the tortilla, then layer on the onions and corn, and finally the olives and any other filling you wish to add. Tomatoes would be a good option.

Return the quesadilla to the pan you sautéed the onions in, and cook over low heat, flipping once or as needed until the cheese is fully melted.

Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board, cut like a pizza, and serve with toppings of your choice.

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Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas Recipe

Clean Eating Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas Recipe

Stuffed Mexican Quesadillas Recipe

Delicious, stuffed quesadillas you'll enjoy again and again!
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving
Calories: 320kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry

Equipment

  • Large Skillet

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup chopped red onions
  • ¼ cup frozen corn
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 standard whole grain tortilla
  • ¼ cup grated cheese (I used jack and cheddar, mixed)
  • 2 tbsp. black olives (sliced)
  • salsa (as much as you like)

OPTIONAL TOPPINGS OR FILLINGS

  • Chopped, fresh tomatoes
  • Fresh, chopped cilantro
  • Avocado or guacamole

Instructions

  • Sauté the onions and corn in the olive oil until the onions are translucent.
  • While that cooks, warm your tortilla on the burner next to that, flipping once. Then place on your work surface.
  • Spread the cheese over the tortilla, then layer on the onions and corn, and finally the olives and any other filling you wish to add. Tomatoes would be a good option.
  • Return the quesadilla to the pan you sautéed the onions in, and cook over low heat, flipping once or as needed until the cheese is fully melted.
  • Transfer the quesadilla to a cutting board, cut like a pizza, and serve with toppings of your choice.

Notes

Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.

Nutrition

Serving: 1entire recipe | Calories: 320kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 435mg | Potassium: 214mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 348IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 225mg | Iron: 1mg

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2 Comments

  1. Jennifer "Honey" Wilson says:

    I’m sure you’ve probably addressed this already, but which brand tortillas do you recommend? All the ones I’ve looked at have a novel for an ingredient list 🙁

    1. The Gracious Pantry says:

      Jennifer – They are getting harder and harder to find. I found a Trader Joe’s brand that was pretty clean and I know Whole Foods has one, but I don’t recall the brandname. Basically, you want a tortilla that has corn water and lime in it. I have never seen a clean tortilla at a traditional grocery store, but that doesn’t mean it can’t happen.

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