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Ham & Mango Quesadillas Recipe

Ham & Mango Quesadillas Recipe

If you like the ease of quesadillas, especially on busy weeknights, you’ll really love this fresh and fruity variation featuring mango-enhanced jarred salsa. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 medium mango, peeled and cubed, divided
  • 1/4 pound thick sliced deli ham, cut into 1/2-in. strips
  • 6 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro, divided
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • Sour cream, optional


  • 1. Spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Place tortillas, butter side down, on a griddle. Sprinkle each with 1/2 cup cheese, 3 tablespoons mango, 1/4 cup ham and 1 teaspoon cilantro. Fold over and cook over low heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges.
  • 2. Combine the salsa and remaining mango and cilantro; serve with quesadillas. Garnish with sour cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 quesadilla with 1/4 cup salsa (calculated without sour cream) equals 459 calories, 24 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 70 mg cholesterol, 1,018 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 24 g protein.

Reviews for Ham & Mango Quesadillas

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Reviewed Jun. 16, 2012

"We loved it! I think salsa inside the tortilla works fine and peach or pineapple for the mango would probably be great too!"

Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"The whole family liked it. I made a homemade mango salsa. I cut down some on the cilantro. I also cut out buttering the tortillas. Otherwise, I loved the salty ham with the sweet mango. This recipe would be easy to alter: peaches instead of mango, chicken instead of ham... quesadillas are very versatile."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

"Instead of ham, which is too salty for heart patients, I used roasted chicken diced. It was to die for...!"

Reviewed Jun. 3, 2011

"Absolutely delicious, and a refreshing change from the typical chicken or beef quesadillas. The mango is definitely the key ingredient (my store-bought salsa was instantly transformed!) and I am a huge cilantro fan. Two thumbs up, TOH!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"My family found the combination of cheese and ham too salty."

Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"Both my husband and I really liked these! The mango is the perfect mate for the salty ham!"

Reviewed Jul. 27, 2010

"My husband and I were skeptical about the mango part, but extremely surprised at the delicious flavor! I must have not read too careful, because I used a little salsa inside the quesadillas... and I'm glad I did! The flavors were amazingly balanced, tasted almost a little polynesian? I'm excited to make this again, and would not be afraid to experiment with other flavors (pineapple maybe?). Thank you TOH for another wonderful recipe!"

Reviewed Jul. 24, 2010

"Although a little skeptical looking at the ingredients, we tried the recipe and absolutely LOVED the quesadillas. We had leftovers which we warmed in the microwave for our next meal and they were just as tasty, if not more so. Definitely would recommend (by two 58-year-olds) :-)"

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2010

"A great, light lunch. I used regular mild salsa and left out the cilantro. Love the sweetness the mango brings to this dish. Will definitely make again."

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