A Quesadilla Explosion

by zesty on September 21, 2010 · 8 comments

Help The Students Event: Day 15

Hi HugeCooking readers! I’m Jessica and blog over at How Sweet It is, which is a blend of my passion for food and fitness. Quick, easy and economical meals are a must in our house since my husband and I both work full time jobs. The last thing we want to do in the evening is slave over a hot stove for hours. I also have a slight shoe obsession and prefer to spend my hard-earned money on fancy footwear. Below is one of the go-to meals we eat and enjoy every week!

We have a bit of a quesadilla obsession in our house. Luckily for us, they are easy and quick to put together, as well as economical!

Any given week we have one or two different versions of quesadillas. It is pertinent to switch things up so my taste buds and I don’t get bored. Most of the quesadillas contain some form of meat so Mr. How Sweet doesn’t throw a temper tantrum. But they don’t need the meat. Some of my favorites contain just fruit and cheese!

Not only are they simple and quick, they are easy to make healthy. Use whole wheat tortillas, low-fat cheese, lean meats, fruit and veggies. It doesn’t get much better than that!

The BBQ chicken quesadilla is probably my favorite variety. It is a nice compromise for Mr. How Sweet and me – he gets chicken, and I get sweet onions and oooey, gooey cheese. If you want to simplify things further, you can leave out the caramelized onions and use whatever cheese you please. Same goes for any quesadilla you may come across. Include ingredients you may not normally use – make it fun and make it yours.

Here is how simple the quesadillas are to make: all you need is a skillet and your ingredients. Heat the skillet on medium heat, throw the ingredients inside, fold the tortilla in half and let it warm through. If you don’t have a stove, you can simply use the microwave. See? Quick and painless.

Zesty  Tip: Add a bit of cheese to BOTH sides of the quesadilla to act as “glue” and hold your ingredients in place.

Here are some of our favorite combos

BBQ Chicken Includes: chicken, bbq sauce, caramelized onions and cheese.

Chili Mango Chicken Includes: chicken, mango, cheese

Dessert Quesadillas Includes: chocolate, peanut butter, honey

Crab & Avocado Quesadillas Includes: crab, bacon, avocado, cheese

Roasted Veggie & Goat Cheese Includes: roasted veggies of choice, goat cheese

Simple Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas Includes: chicken, cheese, beans, peppers

What a cool post!  Thanks so much Jessica.  Quesadillas are such a fun way to pack different flavors time and time again .  You did a fantastic job.  There has been a slight hiccup in the photos from the Chowder Competition – so I will have to delay it until tomorrow hopefully!  Thanks for your patience.  We will talk tomorrow.

Take care


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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Liz @ LBBakes

I love quesadillas! The BBQ chicken one sounds fantastic.


2 Lauren

Zesty & Jessica – great post! Quesadillas are a favorite quick-fix dinner of ours, and I love these creative recipes.


3 Lauren at KeepItSweet

these all look great… love the idea for dessert!


4 Casey

Love Jessica, such innovative ways to use the same meal idea! I would have have though of doing crab in a quesadilla but that sounds great! :)


5 Kristina @ spabettie

quesadillas are Just Brilliant… as is Jessica :)


6 eatmovelove

YUM. I’ve actually never tried Quesidelias..I know! But cheese? tortillas? sauce? Um…what is wrong with me?!!! :)


7 April

what a quick and easy meal to prepare! And deliciously healhty! Thanks Jessica!


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