Vegetarian Quesadillas

Vegetarian Quesadillas

Quesadillas make for a great last-minute meal, or even as a party appetizer. The next time you’re looking for a filling quesadilla, give this veggie-loaded recipe a try! With each serving under 500 calories, who wouldn’t want to try it?


  • 1 small green bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small redbell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin 1-inch-long strips
  • 2 tsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, snipped
  • 1/3 cup fat-free cream cheese
  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • salsa (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 425.
  2. In large nonstick skillet, cook peppers and onion in 1 teaspoon oil for 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. 
  3. Stir in cumin and chili powder. 
  4. Cook and stir roughly a minute longer.
  5. Stir in cilantro, then remove vegetable mixture from heat.
  6. Spread cream cheese over half of one side of each tortilla. 
  7. Top with pepper mixture. 
  8. Fold tortilla in half over peppers, pressing gently.
  9. Place tortillas on an ungreased baking sheet. 
  10. Brush tortillas with the remaining oil. 
  11. Bake for 5 minutes, then cut each quesadilla into four wedges.
  12. Serve warm. Top with salsa, if desired.

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