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Crab Quesadillas Recipe

Looking for an easy Crab Quesadillas recipe? Learn how to make Crab Quesadillas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by jennaleigh11

Makes 6 servings



Eating Well recipe, These quesadillas have an irresistibly creamy filling. They also make great appetizers. Make it a meal: Serve with your favorite salsa on top and a cup of black bean soup topped with chopped avocado.

Recipe Ingredients for Crab Quesadillas

1 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
3 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
6 scallions, chopped
3/4 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
3/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
3 tablespoons canned jalapenos, chopped (optional)
2 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
2 tablespoon orange juice
16 ounces pasteurized crabmeat, drained if necessary
6 whole-wheat flour tortillas (8 inch)
3 teaspoons canola oil, divided

Recipe Directions for Crab Quesadillas

  1. Combine Cheddar, cream cheese, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapenos (if using), orange zest and juice in a medium bowl. Gently stir in crab. Lay tortillas out on a work surface. Spread one-fourth of the filling on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.

  2. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 211.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
431
Calories from Fat
181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
20.1g
31%
Saturated Fat
9.7g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
54mg
18%
Sodium
1064mg
44%
Potassium
146mg
4%
Total Carbohydrates
44.8g
15%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
9.2g
Protein
18.9g
Vitamin A 27% Vitamin C 45%
Calcium 30% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
C
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
  • High in sodium
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