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Grilled Pork and Cheese Quesadillas

Per Serving

Grilled Pork and Cheese Quesadillas

Makes: 16
Serving Size: 1/4 quesadilla
Calories 85
Fat 2.5 g
Saturated Fat 1.2 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Carbohydrate 7 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 1 g
Cholesterol 20 mg
Sodium 95 mg (without added salt)
Protein 9 g
Choices: Starch 0.5, Lean meat 1
  • Makes: 16
  • Serving Size: 1/4 quesadilla
  • Preparation Time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 25 minute


Cooking spray
1 lb. ground pork loin
2 tsp. minced garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup reduced-fat cheddar cheese
1/2 cup reduced-fat Monterey Jack cheese
4 scallions, thinly sliced
1 (4-oz.) can chopped green chilies, drained
8 (6-inch) corn or whole-wheat flour tortillas
1/2 cup nonfat sour cream or nonfat Greek-style yogurt
1/2 cup prepared Roasted Pepper and Cherry Tomato Salsa. Note: If using purchased salsa, sodium content will be much higher.


  1. Spray a nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Cook the ground pork and garlic for about 5 to 7 minutes until there are no traces of pink in the meat. Drain any excess fat; season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. Combine the pork with the cheeses, scallions, and green chilies. Spread the filling evenly over four tortillas. Top with remaining tortillas to form a quesadilla and press lightly together.
  3. Heat a nonstick pan over medium heat. Lightly coat the pan with cooking spray. Place the quesadilla in a pan andcook for 2 minutes on each side until lightly toasted. Cut into wedges to serve. Serve with sour cream and salsa.

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