Baked Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

ham and cheese quesadilla
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Ratings (13)
  • Total: 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
466 Calories
18g Fat
53g Carbs
23g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Kick your "sandwich" game up a notch with a baked quesadilla. This baked ham and cheese quesadilla is the perfect cross between the perfectly cheesy American grilled ham and cheese sandwich and the quesadilla, a Mexican favorite. These quesadillas are baked rather than fried, so you can go lighter on the oil. You'll love this for a hot lunch or a soup and sandwich dinner kind of night.

Ingredients

  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese (shredded)
  • 8 ounces ham (or smoked turkey, thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 cup tomatoes (diced)
  • Optional: 2 tablespoons chopped green onion
  • pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil for brushing tops

Steps to Make It

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 425 F.

  2. Lightly spray a cookie sheet with vegetable cooking spray.

  3. Arrange two tortillas on the cookie sheet, then evenly top with 1/4 cup of the cheese.

  4. Top the cheese with the sliced ham or turkey, the diced tomatoes, green onion, then the other 1/4 cup of cheese.

  5. Sprinkle each with a little pepper, then cover each with another tortilla.

  6. Brush the tops with vegetable oil and bake in a 425 F oven for about 10 to 12 minutes, until browned.

  7. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with mustard or mayonnaise.