Healthy Quesadillas
  • Pack of Whole Wheat Tortillas
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Jar of low sodium Salsa {we prefer medium heat}
  • Cooked lean protein meat
  • Extra Spicy Mrs. Dash or other salt free taco seasoning
  • Brown Rice {optional}
  • Cooked beans {optional}
  • Other vegetables {optional}
  • Low sodium cheese {optional}
  1. Precook any lean protein meat, vegetables, beans, or brown rice that you want to put on the inside of your tortilla. You can be as creative as you want with this. On the inside of our Quesadillas I will included ground meat, salsa, beans, and real, low sodium mozzarella cheese. I brown the meat, drain the meat, add the salsa and some pre-cooked beans into the same skillet and cook on low for a few minutes and sit aside.
  2. Preheat oven at 400 degrees.
  3. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray and place two tortillas down on it side by side. Place about three or four tablespoons of your skillet concoction into the center of each tortilla and spread around, leaving about an inch away from the edges. If you want to add anything else like rice, beans, or a tiny bit of cheese, do that now.
  4. Place a tortilla on top of each of the tortillas that you have just filled on your cookie sheet. On the top of each of the new tortillas you have just placed as toppers, carefully pour a tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil in the center and spread over the whole tortilla with a spoon or your hand.
  5. Add seasoning of your choice that does not contain salt. If you like them spicy like us, I use a little garlic powder and a lot of Mrs. Dash Seasoning, Extra Spicy. Adding this seasoning pretty liberally is key for us. We like some kick!
  6. Place in the oven for around seven minutes. Broil on high for about a minute and a half. While this one is cooking, you can prepare your next set of tortillas on another cookie sheet.
  7. With a pizza cutter or large knife, cut into four pieces.
Recipe by The How-To Guru at