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Crispy, cheesy quesadillas get a pop of flavor.


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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25 mins
25 mins

When life gives you apples, make this quesadilla recipe. Thin slices of sweet-tart apple rest on a bed of melty cheddar cheese. But the secret ingredient here is the schmear of tangy honey mustard spread on the flour tortilla. For maximum delight, be sure the quesadillas turn a beautiful golden color and get a chance to crisp up in the skillet before flipping. Honeycrisp apples will hold their shape in this easy quesadilla recipe, but if you can't find them, shop for Gala, Braeburn, or the Pink Lady variety.


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Instructions Checklist
  • Spread 4 tablespoons mustard evenly over tortillas. Top half of each tortilla with 3 tablespoons cheese and a heaping 1/4 cup sliced apples. Fold tortillas in half.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium. Add 4 quesadillas; cook, flipping once, until golden brown in spots and crisp, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and cover loosely with aluminum foil to keep warm. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining quesadillas.

  • Whisk lemon juice, salt, and remaining 1 tablespoon mustard in a large bowl. Gradually whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons oil until dressing is well-combined. Add spinach, avocados, and pumpkin seeds to bowl with dressing; toss to coat salad. Serve with quesadillas.

Nutrition Facts

746 calories; fat 52g; cholesterol 42mg; sodium 980mg; carbohydrates 56g; dietary fiber 13g; protein 20g; sugars 12g; saturated fat 13g.