Recipe Spotlight: Veggie Quesadillas

Whether you have a large family or a small one, it's important to have quick, healthy meals in your recipe bank for busy weeknight dinners.  Veggie Quesadilla's are an easy kid-approved meal that the whole family will love.  They are a great way to get veggies, whole grains, and calcium on the plate.  The best part is they are easy to make and taste great the next day.  Try making these Veggie Quesadilla's for your family this week!

Veggie Quesadilla
Serves: 4             Makes 2 quesadillas

1 small zucchini, washed and chopped
1/2 broccoli head, washed and chopped
1 green bell pepper, washed, seeded, and chopped
1 small onion, peeled and chopped
1 carrot, scrubbed and shredded
4 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
1/2 cup low-fat cheddar cheese, shredded
1/2 cup salsa
Cooking spray

  1. Spray pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook vegetables on medium heat for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently.  Remove from pan.
  3. Spray pan with cooking spray again.  Place tortilla in the pan.  Add half of the vegetables and half of the cheese.
  4. Place the other tortilla on top.  Cook on medium heat for 4-6 minutes or until the cheese starts to melt and the bottom tortilla starts to brown.
  5. Flip quesadilla.  Cook for 4 minutes or until tortilla browns.
  6. Repeat steps 3-5 to make another quesadailla.
  7. Cut each quesadilla in half.  Serve with salsa. 

Gather all of the ingredients.

Wash and chop zucchini, broccoli, bell pepper, onion, and carrots.

Add all chopped veggies to the pan.  Cook on medium
heat for 4-5 minutes or until tender.
Remove the veggies from the pan and set aside.

Spray the pan with cooking spray again.  Add the tortilla
to the pan. 
Add half of the veggies and half of the cheese to the tortilla.

Place the other tortilla on top of the veggies and cheese.
  Cook on medium heat 4-6 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
Flip quesdilla and cook 4 minutes or until tortilla is brown.

Cut each quesadilla in half and serve with salsa!


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