Salmon Quesadillas Recipe
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Salmon Quesadillas Recipe

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"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.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 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

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 664 calories, 39g fat (19g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Salmon Quesadillas in Quick Cooking January/February 1999, p11

Light-Bodied White Wine

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

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lmcmaster User ID: 3422437 243931
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."

dkaluzny User ID: 168864 58853
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."

cindihartline User ID: 6608007 27464
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."

The Family Cooker User ID: 6827075 51885
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2012

"came out great!"

MaryLou2004 User ID: 5492918 51881
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."

srj589 User ID: 5914035 31450
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

"Delicious way to use canned salmon!"

gingbaby User ID: 1949232 51879
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."

nataliepooh User ID: 1727 58851
Reviewed Dec. 18, 2010

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

MelanieOdle User ID: 1471859 24568
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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