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Roasted Red Pepper Quesadillas 

Golden crisped tortillas stuffed with roasted red peppers, spinach, chicken, and mozzarella.

roasted red pepper quesadillas @ quirkyandwonderful.wordpress.com

Quesadillas are such a versatile food.  They hold whatever filling or flavor profile you can imagine in a nifty tortilla shell.  They are a fast and easy way to use up whatever cooked meat you have in the refrigerator.  And if you have picky eaters, this is a great opportunity to cater to their particular tastes.

Quesadillas make it to our table almost once a week.  Some of my favorites include these black bean quesadillas from Budget Bytes and my own buffalo chicken quesadillas.

I love creating new combinations for us to try, and lately I’ve had a hankering for roasted red peppers.  They have such a distinct and smoky flavor.  I was in such a mood for them.  I have only used them a handful of times, and only from a jar, but I have never been disappointed in the results.

This was no exception.

Greek inspired quesadillas with roasted red peppers @ quirkyandwonderful.wordpress.com

If I had had feta on hand, I would have included that in place of the mozzarella… or maybe in addition to it.  A little extra cheese never hurt a quesadilla.  🙂

I was concerned that these quesadillas would be weak on flavor without any additional spices or sauces, but they were surprisingly flavorful.  The roasted red pepper carries the flavor, and the salted and peppered chicken is all the extra seasoning needed.  (Though if I had time, I might consider adding some caramelized onions and garlic…ooohhh…)

Now I just need to try roasting the peppers myself!

Greek Inspired Quesadillas @ quirkyandwonderful.wordpress.com

Greek Inspired Quesadillas

Ingredients:

  • oil, for cooking
  • 6-8 (8 inch) tortillas
  • shredded mozzarella, as needed (or feta, if available)
  • 2 chicken breasts, seasoned with salt and pepper, cooked and chopped
  • fresh spinach, stems removed, torn into small pieces, as needed
  • 1/2 jar roasted red peppers, chopped (about one cup)

Directions:

  1. Assemble each quesadilla by layering the ingredients on one half and folding over the other half.  Begin and end with the cheese to hold the quesadilla together.  In between the layers of cheese, sprinkle on an even layer of chicken, spinach, and roasted red peppers.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium low to medium heat with a couple tablespoons of oil.  Fry quesadillas on each side for 2-3 minutes, or until tortilla is golden and cheese is melted.  Add more oil between quesadillas as needed.  If the oil starts to smoke, turn the heat down.
  3. Enjoy!

Have a scrumptious day!

~Katie

 

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