Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.


3 servings (2/3 cup sauce)

Updated: Apr. 26, 2022
These extra-special quesadillas take just minutes to make, but you'll want to savor them for as long as possible. Sprinkle the cheesy wedges with chopped fresh cilantro. —Daniel Shemtob, Irvine, California
Smoked Salmon Quesadillas with Creamy Chipotle Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup cream cheese, softened
  • 2 ounces fresh goat cheese
  • 3 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 3 ounces smoked salmon or lox, chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped roasted sweet red pepper
  • Coarsely chopped fresh cilantro


  1. In a small bowl, mix the first 5 ingredients. In another bowl, mix cream cheese and goat cheese until blended; spread over tortillas. Top half side of each with the salmon, shallots and red pepper; fold over.
  2. Place quesadillas on a greased griddle. Cook over medium heat until lightly browned and cheeses are melted, 1-2 minutes on each side. Serve with sauce; top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

1 quesadilla with 3 tablespoons sauce: 453 calories, 28g fat (16g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 1118mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 0 fiber), 15g protein.