Veggie Fajita Quesadillas Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

Veggie Fajita Quesadillas get all their flavor from vegetables cooked over high heat, for a seriously delicious char. Say hello to your new favorite lunch.

Today I have for you veggie fajita quesadillas. They are so yummy I could probably eat them every day! I’ve taken regular quesadillas which we all know and love – tortillas and cheese – and jazzed them up with fajita vegetables.

I love making a huge pan of fajita veggies and using them throughout the week. They’re so good with beef or grilled chicken tacos, as a topping for fajita rice burrito bowls, or mixed with smoked sausage served over mashed potatoes.

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Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make. Simply sauté sliced vegetables until they’re sizzling and a bit charred. All the vegetables will be transformed into even deeper flavors. Season with salt and pepper to taste and you’re good to go!

There are so many ways you can use these sautéed vegetables, but one of my favorites is definitely in these veggie fajita quesadillas. They’re quick, easy and oh-so-tasty!

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Usually I stick to the basics (bell peppers and onions), but my friend makes amazing fajitas using zucchini and mushrooms as well. It’s a great way to add extra nutrients, especially for picky eaters.

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But despite the fact that these quesadillas are vegetarian, everyone is going to love them and I suggest serving them on gameday or as a party appetizer. They also make a filling lunch.

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We don’t eat a lot of meat around here, but you can also add chicken or steak if you’d like more protein. I like to serve these with salsa and sour cream for dipping.

As far as the tortillas go, you can use flour or corn. Flour tortillas are more popular, but I also love the flavor of corn!

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As for cheese, I always recommend shredding your own for the best flavor and most gooey melt. You can use whatever cheese you like. I used a mix of Monterrey Jack and cheddar. Chihuahua cheese is also one of the best melting cheeses if you can find it.

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Veggie Fajita Quesadillas Recipe

    4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 Flour Tortillas, large
For Serving:
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Directions

  1. Remove seeds from peppers and slice into thin strips.
  2. Peel onion and slice into thin slices.
  3. In a large pan, heat oil and butter until melted.
  4. Add vegetables and cook over high heat, stirring frequently. Cook until vegetables are slightly softened and charred, about 5 minutes.
  5. Season with garlic powder, salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. To make the quesadillas, evenly divide cheeses among 4 tortillas.
  7. Top with fajita veggies and remaining 4 tortillas.
  8. Cook quesadillas in a hot frying pan or griddle, until golden brown and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes per side.
  9. Cut into wedges and serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.

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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 188
Calories 283

% Daily Value*
36%
Total Fat 24g
53%
  Saturated Fat 11g
14%
Sodium 332mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate 4g
0%
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 1g
28%
Protein 14g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!