Grilled Quesadillas

Grilled Quesadillas

Grill up something new and delicious! Layer cheese and tasty fillings between tortillas, and serve it all up in 30 minutes.
  • Total Time 30 Minutes
  • Prep Time 30 Minutes
  • Servings 8
  • Ingredients 8


  • 8 flour tortillas (6 inch)
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup Old El Paso™ fat-free refried beans (from 16-oz can)
  • 1/2 cup diced bell pepper, any color
  • 1 small tomato, seeded, diced
  • 1 can (4.5 oz) Old El Paso™ chopped green chiles
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded taco-seasoned cheese blend (6 oz)
  • 4 tablespoons sour cream, if desired


Step 1 Heat gas or charcoal grill. Lightly spray one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. On unsprayed side of each of 4 tortillas, spread 1/4 cup beans. Sprinkle each evenly with 1/4 of the bell pepper, tomato, green chiles and cheese. Top each with remaining tortilla, sprayed side up; press down firmly.

Step 2 Place quesadillas on grill. Cover grill; cook over medium heat 6 to 8 minutes, turning once, until cheese is melted.

Step 3 To serve, cut each quesadilla into quarters. Serve with sour cream.


Calories200(Calories from Fat90),Total Fat10g(Saturated Fat5g,Trans Fat0g),Cholesterol20mgSodium610mgTotal Carbohydrate20g(Dietary Fiber3g Sugars2g),Protein9g;% Daily Value*:Vitamin A10%;Vitamin C8%;Calcium15%;Iron10%; Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices:1 *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Expert Tips

Assemble these quesadillas on a large cookie sheet. The cookie sheet is convenient for transporting them to the grill. Use a broad pancake turner to turn the quesadillas.
Assemble the quesadillas up to one hour in advance. Slide them into resealable food-storage plastic bags until you are ready to grill.
To add more color and nutrients to these versatile quesadillas, add diced fresh vegetables or a scattering of leftover vegetables with the pepper and tomato.