Jalapeño Popper Quesadilla

Cheesy and flavorful, this jalapeño popper quesadilla is a quick and delicious meal with a spicy kick!

Cheesy and flavorful, this jalapeño popper quesadilla is a quick and delicious meal with a spicy kick!

Cheesy and flavorful, this jalapeño popper quesadilla is a quick and delicious meal with a spicy kick!

I love spicy foods, and I love jalapeño peppers. I’ll eat them straight from the jar. They’re a good source of vitamin C,  and capsaicin– the stuff that gives peppers their heat– has anti-inflammatory benefits.

Even so, I could never really get behind the idea of a traditional jalapeño popper– they’re not always vegetarian, for one thing, and I don’t do well with fried food.

How, then, to mix my love of jalapeños with yummy, cheesy goodness? Enter another great love of mine: the tortilla.

I will put anything on a tortilla, and I am especially enthusiastic about quesadillas. It’s a perfect match with the peppers and makes an incredibly quick and easy meal. With all of the taste but without all of the deep-frying, this quesadilla is a healthier and more filling alternative to jalapeño poppers– and it’s still delicious!


Jalapeño Popper Quesadilla

Yield: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 whole wheat tortilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons cream cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • dash garlic powder
  • jalapeño slices, to taste
  • 3-4 tablespoons shredded cheddar cheese

Instructions

  1. Spread the cream cheese evenly over half of your tortilla. Sprinkle with onion and garlic powder.
  2. Layer your desired number of jalapeño slices over the top and cover with the cheddar cheese.
  3. Spray a skillet with cooking spray. Fold your tortilla and cook until browned on both sides.

This recipe is gluten-free with the appropriate tortillas.

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Cheesy and flavorful, this jalapeño popper quesadilla is a quick and delicious meal with a spicy kick!


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54 comments

  1. Amanda says:

    I’m not a ‘spicy-kinda-gal’ but I know my husband would love these AND our anniversary is tomorrow so he may just have a delicious snack when he come home. Thanks for joining the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday linky party, I can’t wait to see what you make next week!

  2. Stacey says:

    Cream cheese – why didn’t I think of that! We are big quesadilla makers. Anything basic becomes better when a little grilling is involved. We love to use refried black beans too.

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