Italian Quesadillas

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Italian Quesadillas
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Ingredients

  • 4 plum tomatoes (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves (cut into thin strips)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese (freshly-grated)
  • whole milk (or part skim)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • whole milk (or part skim)
  • 4 green onions (trimmed, and)
  • 1/4 cup oil cured olives (finely-sliced pitted)
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts (finely-chopped)
  • crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil (to cook the quesadil)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

Directions

  1. 1In a mixing bowl combine the tomatoes, basil, olive oil and season to taste with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
  2. 2In a mixing bowl combine the mozzarella cheese, ricotta, green onion, olives and artichoke hearts; season with salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
  3. 3Spread some mixture on one half of each tortilla, leaving about 1/4-inch between the filling and the edge of the tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half. Fry the tortillas in a little bit of vegetable oil for about a minute a side until golden and cheese has melted; keep warm in low oven until ready to serve. Top with tomatoes and basil and pine nuts.
  4. 4Alternate way to do is to preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread stuffing over entire surface of tortillas without folding them. Set them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Fold over and serve with topping.
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NutritionView more

950Calories
Sodium67%DV1600mg
Fat95%DV62g
Protein76%DV39g
Carbs20%DV60g
Fiber24%DV6g

PER SERVING *

Calories950Calories from Fat560
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat62g95%
Saturated Fat22g110%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol105mg35%
Sodium1600mg67%
Potassium620mg18%
Protein39g76%
Calories from Fat560
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate60g20%
Dietary Fiber6g24%
Sugars7g14%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.