Three-Cheese Quesadillas Recipe
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Three-Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

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You'll swear you're at a restaurant when you take a bite of this quesadilla. I like to make it with low-fat ingredients. —Sandy Smith, Saugerties, New York
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:2 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 2 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 4 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced green onion
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons chopped ripe olives
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • Sour cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 560 calories, 30g fat (16g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 928mg sodium, 55g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 18g protein.


  1. Spread butter over one side of each tortilla. Spread cream cheese over unbuttered side on half the tortillas. Sprinkle with cheeses, onion, cilantro and olives. Top with remaining tortillas, buttered side up.
  2. Cook on a griddle over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until cheese is melted. Cut into wedges. Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired. Yield: 2 servings.
Originally published as Three-Cheese Quesadillas in Simple & Delicious March/April 2010, p43

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rebelwithoutaclue User ID: 4288906 237715
Reviewed Nov. 20, 2015

"You can also just put the butter on the griddle and lay the tortilla on top. You can then just butter the 2nd tortilla before flipping. No mess that way."

fnstlug User ID: 3658849 226057
Reviewed May. 7, 2015

"Good. Nothing special really. Just your standard fresh-tasing quesadilla. I thought buttering the tortillas was kind of annoying,"

NoodleNel User ID: 6393598 180502
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2014

"Very good! Hard to flip so they cheese stays inside. I would try ham or chicken or roast beef another time or even bacon."

BarbaraE. User ID: 7156368 180501
Reviewed May. 6, 2013

"Liked this recipe very much just the way it is shown here---especially how the outside of the tortillas got so crispy!"

BakerAtHome User ID: 6636098 113151
Reviewed Mar. 24, 2013

"I would not make these again for a cold lunch but they are very good when they are warm."

Dianaore User ID: 1737743 210559
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2012

"Very tasty. I think next time, like the others I will add some chicken and even some bacon. The cream cheese was a great additions. Butter the outsides seem complicated to me though so I too will go with Pam."

umyaznemo User ID: 6384207 111451
Reviewed Jan. 28, 2012

"Found them a bit bland, although much better with salsa. Next time I will definitely not butter them but spray the pan with butter-flavoured Pam. Has potential."

barbarabolk User ID: 2616813 111450
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2011

"Very good! Next time I'm gonna try it with chicken or beef."

aprilthesellers User ID: 4236664 98186
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2011

"Made these for a church potluck last night. Almost every single person there asked me for the recipe. Delicious!"

katieleigh3508 User ID: 4885329 143496
Reviewed Sep. 20, 2011

"These were awesome! I used spray-on butter and fat-free cream cheese (just because I had them on hand) - the quesadillas were easy to make and to flip. Very delicious. Can't wait to finish off the left-overs tonight!"

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