Baked Ham and Cheese Quesadilla

ham and cheese quesadilla
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  • 17 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
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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.

What You'll Need

  • 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

How 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.
  1. Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with mustard or mayonnaise.
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 466
Total Fat 18 g
Saturated Fat 7 g
Unsaturated Fat 5 g
Cholesterol 52 mg
Sodium 1,501 mg
Carbohydrates 53 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 23 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)