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Texas-Style Quesadillas

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 4 to 6 minutes

Makes 6 servings

  • 6 4-inch or four 6-inch white corn tortillas
  • Cooking oil or nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 to 3 medium fresh serrano chili peppers, halved, seeded, and cut into thin
  • 1 roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons light sour cream

  1. Lightly brush one side of each tortilla with cooking oil or lightly coat with cooking spray. Divide cheese evenly among unoiled sides of 2 larger or 3 smaller tortillas. Add pepper slices, chopped tomato, and cilantro. Top with remaining tortillas, oiled sides up.
  2. Heat a heavy skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook quesadillas, one at a time, about 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until cheese melts and tortillas are lightly browned. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve warm with sour cream.

Nutrition facts per serving: 105 calories, 4g protein, 11g carbohydrate, 5g fat (2g saturated), 1g fiber

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