Cheesy Taco Quesadillas

Cheesy Taco Quesadillas

The best ideas start with extra cheese. This cheesy quesadilla makes the easiest-ever after-school snack, quick dinner or crowd-friendly app. With the addition of our Old El Paso™ Original Taco Seasoning Mix, you might even call it a taco quesadilla! Just pick your favorite shredded cheese, mix it up with cream cheese, seasoning and a squeeze of lime, then add all this cheesy goodness to a tortilla and cook. Super simple, super delicious. Soon everyone in the family will be making this tasty cheese quesadilla recipe.
  • 25 Minutes Prep
    25 Minutes Total
  • 8 Servings

Ingredient List

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (any combination of Cheddar, mozzarella, Monterey Jack or pepper Jack cheeses)(8 oz)
  • 1 tablespoon Old El Paso™ original taco seasoning mix (from 1-oz package)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 package (11 oz) Old El Paso™ flour tortillas for burritos (8 inch)
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Preparation

  1. In food processor, place cream cheese, shredded cheese, taco seasoning mix and lime juice. Process 30 to 60 seconds or until mixture is creamy.
  2. Spread 1/4 cup of the cheese mixture on one half of each tortilla; fold tortilla over filling.
  3. Cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 1 to 3 minutes each, turning once, until cheese is melted and tortillas are toasted.

Expert Tips

  • To quickly soften cream cheese for this cream cheese quesadilla, remove from wrapper, and place on microwaveable plate; microwave uncovered on High about 15 seconds or until just softened.
  • After cooking each cheesy quesadilla, cover to keep them warm while you cook the remaining. When cooking the second batch of quesadillas, keep in mind the skillet will already be hot, and they may cook in less time.
  • Try topping these cheesy taco quesadillas with guacamole, pico de gallo salsa or sour cream. Chopped cilantro is a great fresh garnish.
  • Now that you're in love with making quesadillas for every meal, try these two recipes: Easy Cheese Quesadillas and Grilled Quesadillas.

Nutrition

1 Quesadilla Calories 340 (Calories from Fat 200); Total Fat 23g (Saturated Fat 12g, Trans Fat 1.5g); Cholesterol 60mg; Sodium 680mg; Total Carbohydrate 22g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 2g); Protein 11g
% Daily Value: Vitamin A 15%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 30%; Iron 8%;
Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1/2 Other Carbohydrate, 1 High-Fat Meat, 3 Fat
Carbohydrate Choices: 1.5

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