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Zucchini, Sweet Potato and Red Bell Pepper Quesadillas

 
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Quesadillas are so easy to make at home, and you can add whatever you like into the filling. Sprinkle your favourite cheese, and adjust the seasoning to your own taste. Much better taste and much healthier than those restaurant ones.

Yield

2

servings

Prep

10

min

Cook

15

min

Ready

30

min

Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

2 ½ tablespoon olive oil
divided
1 small onions
peeled and chopped
1 cup sweet potatoes, or yams
peeled and cut into 1/4-inch cubes
1 each zucchini
1 small one, about 1 cup, and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
*
½ each sweet red bell peppers
seeded and chopped, about 1/2 cup
1 large eggs
scrambled, optional
2 each flour tortillas, whole wheat
10-inch
*
1 x salt and black pepper
to taste
*
1 cup mozzarella cheese
shredded, and divide into 4 equal portions
*

Directions

Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a medium size nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot.

Add the onions, stirring occasionally, and cook for about 5 minutes or until the onions are softened and start to become brown.

Stir in the sweet potatoes, and cook for 4 to 6 minutes or until the sweet potatoes start to become soft.

Add the zucchini and red bell pepper, stirring often, and cook until the zucchini become tender and the sweet potatoes are cooked, about 4 minutes or more.

Season to taste with salt and black pepper.

Place two flour tortillas onto two plates.

Sprinkle one portion of mozzarella cheese onto each of the half tortilla.

Spoon half the vegetable mixture and half scrambled egg if using over the cheese.

Sprinkle remaining each portion of cheese over the veggie mixture.

Fold the other half tortilla over to form a quesadilla.

Heat another 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium high heat until hot.

Carefully transfer two assembled quesadillas into the hot pan.

Cook for about 3 minutes until the bottom layers are golden and brown. Meanwhile preheat the broiler.

Brush the top layers with the remaining ½ tablespoon of olive oil.

Place the pan under hot broiler about 5 to 6-inch away from the broiler.

Watch carefully, and broil until the top layers are browned, 1 to 2 minutes, depending on how hot your broiler is and how close the pan is.

Remove from the oven with an oven mitt or a thick kitchen towel, the handle of the pan is hot.

Transfer the quesadillas to a cutting board, and cut each into two or three pieces.

Serve warm with salsa and/or sour cream if needed.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 205g (7.2 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 27957% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 27%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 9%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Sugars g
Protein 12g
Vitamin A 405% Vitamin C 100%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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