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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 snyper82

Makes 4 servings



From Eatingwell.com 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 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese, softened
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
8 ounces crabmeat
4 whole-wheat tortillas
2 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

Seafood, Main Dish, Caribbean, Fry

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 161.0g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
302
Calories from Fat
159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.7g
27%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
47%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
709mg
30%
Potassium
229mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
22.5g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.6g
10%
Sugars
5.2g
Protein
14.3g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 41%
Calcium 26% Iron 7%
* 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
B-
  Good points
  • High in phosphorus
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in saturated fat
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