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Why fill a tortilla with pre-shredded cheddar when you could be layering them with elegant ingredients? Enter your new favorite dinner recipe: fancy quesadillas. They’re decadent, easy to make, and best of all, dinner is on the table in twenty minutes. In this case, that’s sweet pear, salty prosciutto, spicy arugula, and melty fontina cheese, all stuffed inside a crispy tortilla. Shopping tip: choose a just-ripe pear that isn’t too soft so that the slices can stand up to the other fillings.

Julia Levy


Credit: Antonis Achilleos

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20 mins
20 mins
Serves 4


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  • Place 1 tortilla on a work surface. Layer a fourth of the pear slices, a fourth of the prosciutto, ½ cup arugula, and a fourth of the cheese over half the tortilla. Fold tortilla over filling. Repeat to make remaining quesadillas.

  • Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add 2 quesadillas to skillet; cook, flipping once, until tortillas are browned on both sides and cheese is melted, about 2 minutes per side. Remove from skillet. Repeat with 1 tablespoon oil and remaining quesadillas.

  • Whisk lemon juice, salt, pepper, and remaining 1 ½ tablespoons oil in a large bowl. Add greens and toss to coat. Serve immediately alongside quesadillas.