Shrimp Quesadillas

Serve these fresh-tasting quesadillas with sour cream, your favorite guacamole recipe, or salsa.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw medium shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 10 flour tortillas (10”)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, toss shrimp with chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. In heavy skillet over medium heat, melt butter and cook shrimp until they curl and just turn pink; remove from skillet. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 2–3 minutes until crisp-tender.
  • Return shrimp to pan along with lemon juice. Warm tortillas, then place on work surface and, using a slotted spoon, divide shrimp mixture among them. Top with queso fresco, fold over, and press gently; place on baking sheet. Bake quesadillas at 350°F for 10–15 minutes until cheese is melted and tortillas are light golden brown. Serve immediately.

Recipe Information

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. raw medium shrimp
  • 1 Tbsp. chili powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. cayenne pepper
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into strips
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 cup crumbled queso fresco
  • 10 flour tortillas (10”)

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. In medium bowl, toss shrimp with chili powder, salt, and cayenne pepper. In heavy skillet over medium heat, melt butter and cook shrimp until they curl and just turn pink; remove from skillet. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir for 2–3 minutes until crisp-tender.
  • Return shrimp to pan along with lemon juice. Warm tortillas, then place on work surface and, using a slotted spoon, divide shrimp mixture among them. Top with queso fresco, fold over, and press gently; place on baking sheet. Bake quesadillas at 350°F for 10–15 minutes until cheese is melted and tortillas are light golden brown. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories390
Total Fat14g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol85mg
Sodium990mg
Total Carbohydrate48g
Dietary Fiber2g
Sugars1g
Protein20g