Low Fat Crab Quesadillas Recipe

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


Submitted by jpdakota

Makes 4 servings



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. Makes 4 servings ACTIVE TIME: 30 minutes TOTAL TIME: 30 minutes

Recipe Ingredients for LOW FAT Crab Quesadillas

1 cup shredded reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
2 ounces fat free cream cheese, softened
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped jalapenos
1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest
1 tablespoon orange juice
8 ounces imitation crabmeat
4 whole-wheat tortillas
2 teaspoons canola oil, divided

Recipe Directions for LOW FAT 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. 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.

  3. NUTRITION INFORMATION: Per serving: 303 calories; 11 g fat (4 g sat, 3 g mono); 83 mg cholesterol; 26 g carbohydrate; 24 g protein; 3 g fiber; 625 mg sodium; 117 mg potassium.

  4. Nutrition bonus: Vitamin C (60% daily value), Vitamin A (30% dv), Iron (25% dv), Calcium (20% dv).

  5. 2 Carbohydrate Servings

  6. Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1 vegetable, 2 1/2 lean meat

  7. Read more: http://caloriecount.about.com/crab-quesadillas-recipe-r240712#ixzz0KuJApeNf&C

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Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 163.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
303
Calories from Fat
159
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
17.7g
27%
Saturated Fat
9.5g
48%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
57mg
19%
Sodium
709mg
30%
Potassium
235mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
22.7g
8%
Dietary Fiber
2.7g
11%
Sugars
5.3g
Protein
14.3g
Vitamin A 24% Vitamin C 43%
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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