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Salmon Quesadillas Recipe

Salmon Quesadillas Recipe

"I like simple recipes that get me out of the kitchen fast, so my husband and I can spend more time with our two boys," comments Heidi Main of Anchorage, Alaska. "These super-quick wedges are always a hit...and a tasty change of pace from salmon patties."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 can (14-3/4 ounces) salmon, drained, bones and skin removed
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 2 cups (8 ounces) part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Guacamole or salsa


  • 1. In a skillet, saute garlic in oil until fragrant. Stir in the salmon, basil and pepper; heat through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Place tortillas on a griddle, buttered side down. Sprinkle one half of each tortilla with 1/4 cup cheese and a fourth of the salmon; top each with 1/4 cup cheese. Fold other half over filling.
  • 3. Cook over medium heat 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each into wedges; serve with guacamole or salsa. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 664 calories, 39g fat (19g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (trace sugars, trace fiber), 48g protein

Reviews for Salmon Quesadillas

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Reviewed Feb. 16, 2016

"Yum! This recipe was very good. I'm not a huge fan of canned salmon, so I took a few minutes to saute up some fresh salmon fillets and then flaked them with a fork. My whole family (including kids) LOVED it! Also quick and easy."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2013

"I was a bit skeptical, but I decided to give this a shot. My husband and I LOVED IT, quick, tasty, and satisfying."

Reviewed Nov. 28, 2012

"the best quesadilla recipe I have ever eatin! I have been making these for years from a magazine of yours. love these sooooo much."

Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"came out great!"

Reviewed May. 9, 2011

"Really yummy!!! I have used both the canned salmon & leftover smoked salmon. It's great either way! I also used whole wheat tortillas."

Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Delicious way to use canned salmon!"

Reviewed Mar. 9, 2011

"I was excited about this recipe until I saw the nutritional information. It's too high in calories and sodium. On the plus side, it is also high in protein."

Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

"My whole family love this! It is so simple, and very tasty. I have even served it to company."

Reviewed Feb. 23, 2009

"I have been making these routinely since I first saw them in Taste of Home years ago. We love them!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.