Portobello Mushroom and Zucchini Cheesy Quesadillas
MMMMMM quesadillas!! The perfect thing to eat, any time of day. Don’t believe me? Keep reading to see all the different ways to eat them!
1. Late night snack – what else would you want to eat at 2 in the morning when you have the munchies??
2. Game day – a portable, easy snack to eat while watching a game
3. Lunch/dinner – make a meal out of it! The portobellos add some meatiness to it and make it pretty filling.
So, if that doesn’t convince you of how these are a great anytime dish I’m really not sure what will. In any case, try out the quesadillas!
Here’s what you’ll need –
– 1 portobello mushroom
– 1 medium zucchini
– 1 medium onion
– 1 medium green pepper
– 1 tbsp olive oil
– 1 tsp black pepper
– 1 tbsp adobo seasoning
– 1/2 cup of reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
– 1/2 cup of reduced fat shredded monterey jack cheese
– 4 tortillas – 8″ in diameter – use whole wheat for a healthier version
Shred the zucchini and put aside. Slice the portobello mushroom lengthwise into thin strips. Peel the onion and cut in half. Slice each half into thin strips. Do the same with the bell pepper, making sure to remove all seeds (they’re not spicy so you can leave them in if you want).
In a saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat and add the zucchini, mushroom, onion and bell pepper. Add the pepper and adobo. Mix together and allow the vegetables to continue cooking until the onions become translucent (about 3-5 minutes). Remove the vegetables from the saute pan and set aside in a bowl.
Now the traditional way to put these together is on a skillet but to be honest…it’s SO much easier to just throw these in the oven and let them cook on their own. So…all you need to do is take a tortilla, spread half of the vegetable mixture on it, add half of the cheddar and monterey jack cheese, put another tortilla on top and repeat to make another one. Spray the quesadillas with cooking spray and put in the oven for 5 minutes. That’s it!!! Once they’re done, remove and slice it like a pizza.
Serve with guacamole (yes, I have a recipe for that too!), fat-free or low-fat greek yogurt (use sour cream if you prefer) or salsa.
Hostess with the Mostess Tip: If you’re serving this at a party for a large number of people, saute all the vegetables ahead of time. About 20 minutes before you want to serve, pre-heat your oven to 375. Create the quesadillas on a baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Heat up the quesadillas in the oven and you’re ready to go! Sprinkle a little bit of chili powder over the quesadillas if you have it – it will add a nice touch to your presentation. 🙂