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Veggie Fajita Quesadillas Recipe

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

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
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.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Cuisine Tex Mex
Servings 4
Calories 282.56 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 Green Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • 1 Olive Oil
  • 1 Butter
  • 0.25 Garlic Powder
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 1 Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
  • 8 Flour Tortillas large
  • Salsa
  • Sour Cream

Instructions
 

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

Nutrition

Calories: 282.56kcalCarbohydrates: 3.88gProtein: 14gFat: 23.5gSaturated Fat: 10.5gSodium: 332.31mgFiber: 0.25gSugar: 1g
Keyword Cheese, Easy, Easy Dinners, Lunches, Sauteed, Tex Mex, Tortillas, Vegetables, Vegetarian
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