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Cheddar – Apple Quesadilla

Cheddar – Apple Quesadilla
Photo by Alexandra Grablewski, food styling by Mariana Velasquez


The combination of sharp, rich cheddar with sweet tart apples always wins me over. It’s classic yet somehow unique, especially when grilled up in a flour tortilla, so the cheese melts and the apple softens slightly. This cheddar – apple quesadilla takes less than 5 minutes to whip up and makes for a satisfying breakfast or snack.


Cheddar – Apple Quesadilla


1 Granny Smith apple, cored, thinly sliced
4 whole-wheat flour tortillas (9 inches in diameter)
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese



Preheat a large nonstick or cast iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Fan out the apple slices over the bottom half of each tortilla and top with the cheddar cheese. Fold the tortillas in half. Working in batches, place the quesadillas in the skillet and weigh them down with a smaller heavy skillet or an ovenproof plate topped with a heavy can. Cook until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are golden brown, about 1 ½ minutes per side. Cut in half and eat warm.

Makes 4 servings

Serving size: 1 quesadilla

Per Serving: Calories 270; Total Fat 12 g (Sat Fat 6 g, Mono Fat 0 g, Poly Fat 0 g); Protein 10 g; Carb 29 g; Fiber 3 g; Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 350 mg

Excellent Source of: Protein, Calcium

Good Source of: Fiber, Phosphorus

Copyright 2016 Ellie Krieger All rights reserved


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