Smokehouse Quesadillas Recipe

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Quesadillas are a nice alternative to traditional finger sandwiches. But our teenage children have also been known to eat them for breakfast!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1/4 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 6 thin slices (1 ounce each) fully cooked ham
  • 6 thin slices (1 ounce each) Monterey Jack cheese
  • Salsa

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving of two pieces with 1 tablespoon salsa (prepared in the microwave with fat-free ranch dressing and low-fat ham) equals 1 starch, 1 meat; also 139 calories, 568 mg sodium, 22 mg cholesterol, 13 gm carbohydrate, 7 gm protein, 6 gm fat.


  1. Spread about 2 teaspoons of dressing on each tortilla. Top each with a slice of ham and a slice of cheese. Roll up jelly-roll style. In a lightly greased skillet, cook quesadillas over medium heat, turning constantly, until cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into four pieces. Serve with salsa for dipping. Microwave Directions: Assemble quesadillas as directed. Wrap each quesadilla in paper towel and microwave on high for 1 minute or until cheese is melted. This recipe was tested in a 700-watt microwave. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Smokehouse Quesadillas in Country Pork 1996, p8

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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