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Salmon Quesadillas

"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

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • In a skillet, saute garlic in oil until fragrant. Stir in the salmon, basil and pepper; heat through.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 664 calories, 39g fat (19g saturated fat), 142mg cholesterol, 1264mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 48g protein.

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  • kitchey
    Feb 19, 2017

    I've been making these since I first saw the recipe. I like to serve a platter ,with Potato Veggie soup and a green salad.....a nice change from grilled cheese sandwiches.

  • lmcmaster
    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
    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
    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
    Aug 21, 2012

    came out great!

  • MaryLou2004
    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
    Apr 2, 2011

    Delicious way to use canned salmon!

  • gingbaby
    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
    Dec 18, 2010

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

  • MelanieOdle
    Feb 23, 2009

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