Quarterback Quesadillas

Quarterback Quesadillas

Whether for the Super Bowl, tailgate party or touch football, score big with this delicious, spicy dish!


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Serves: 16 person(s) Change

Preparation Time: 15 mins
Cooking Time: 5 mins

Yield: 16 x 1/2 tortilla servings

Diabetes-Friendly Recipe Low-Carb Recipe High-Calcium Recipe Quick And Easy Recipe


  • 1 lb cooked lean pork roast, chopped
  • 1 cup reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 jalapeño peppers, seeded and minced (1 - 2, to taste) *
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 8 (10-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup salsa, homemade or purchased


In large bowl, stir together the pork, cheese, hot peppers, onion, cilantro, salt, and black pepper.

Arrange one-eighth of the filling on each tortilla, covering half of it. Fold the tortilla over to make a half-moon. Place quesadillas, not touching, on shallow baking pans.

Bake in a 500ºF oven until tortillas are crisp and golden; about 5 minutes. Transfer to large cutting board and cut into halves or wedges, to serve with salsa.


* Use rubber gloves when handling hot peppers.

Thanks to The National Pork Board

Nutritional Info (per serving)

CALORIES 176 cals
Kilojoules 734 kJ
Fat 5.3 g
Saturated Fat 2.1 g
Cholesterol 28 mg
Sodium 459 mg
Carbohydrates 19.2 g
Fiber 2.9 g
Total Sugars 1.6 g
Protein 12.7 g
Calcium 136.0 mg
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