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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 each: 459 calories, 24g fat (13g saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 1018mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.

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LLMherb User ID: 6385936 188124
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!"

deajoh User ID: 2238135 178675
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."

PeggyGates User ID: 918593 119995
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2011

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

Sherry Kilgore User ID: 1258747 173544
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!"

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 119994
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

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

lizardstew User ID: 5087893 147166
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

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

MrsRoot User ID: 5175258 111519
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!"

jharcler User ID: 577857 191668
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) :-)"

CanuckCook User ID: 1978289 192086
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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