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Three-Cheese Quesadillas

You'll swear you're at a restaurant when you take a bite of this cheese 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


  • 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


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

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  • resalee
    Apr 3, 2020

    Very quick and easy. Definitely don't need to butter the tortillas. Just grease the pan, makes it much easier. This recipe is easily changed to fit whatever you have leftover or you prefer. Next time I will try adding chicken, beef or shrimp. I might even throw in a few vegetables to make it healthy.

  • rebelwithoutaclue
    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
    May 7, 2015

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

  • NoodleNel
    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.

  • baugh_online
    Jul 21, 2013

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  • BarbaraE.
    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!

  • aparnin
    Apr 14, 2013

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  • BakerAtHome
    Mar 24, 2013

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

  • pajamaangel
    Nov 26, 2012

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  • jsgoldn
    Aug 10, 2012

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