Basic Quesadillas

  • 2 flour tortillas (10-inch)
  • Fillings (see below)
  • Cooking spray

Place a pizza stone or heavy pizza pan in the cold oven. Then preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Place a 10-inch flour tortilla on a clean cutting board. Sprinkle the tortilla with your choice of any of the following combinations of fillings or one of your own making:

  • Thinly sliced grilled chicken, shredded cheddar cheese, diced tomatoes and sliced green onions
  • Thinly sliced deli roast beef, shredded smoked cheese, thinly sliced tomatoes and thinly sliced red onion
  • Slices of grilled portabella mushrooms, shredded havarti cheese, finely chopped sweet onion and diced sun-dried tomatoes
  • Chopped zucchini mixed with cooked and crumbled bacon, shredded mozzarella cheese and diced roasted red peppers
  • Browned hamburger mixed with shredded sharp cheese and diced tomatoes
  • Sliced roasted eggplant, grated parmesan cheese and thinly sliced tomatoes
  • Shredded smoked cheddar cheese, sliced green onions and chopped fresh cilantro
  • Chopped shrimp, shredded spinach, diced tomatoes and sliced fresh mozzarella
  • Crumbled bacon, shredded sharp cheddar cheese and sliced green onions
  • Finally, for a unique dessert, try fresh ricotta cheese, thinly sliced peaches and a light sprinkling of cinnamon and sugar

Place the other flour tortilla over the fillings and lightly spray the top of the tortilla with cooking spray.

Gently slide the quesadilla off of the cutting board and onto the preheated pizza stone or pan in the oven. Bake for 8 minutes or until the top of the tortilla is golden and the fillings are heated through. Cool for about 5 minutes before cutting and serving. If desired, serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

  • Yields: 1 quesadilla
  • Preparation Time: about 10 minutes
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