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Kale and Bell Pepper Quesadillas (Gluten Free)

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  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 45 min
  • Servings 4
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These delicious veggie-packed quesadillas make a great meatless lunch or dinner.
Created Aug 20, 2014
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  • 1 tsp (5 mL) olive oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sliced yellow onion
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 1 bunch fresh kale, ribs removed, coarsely chopped (6 cups/1/5 L)
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 8 soft corn tortillas (6-inch)
  • 1 cup (250 mL) shredded pepper Jack cheese
  • Cooking spray
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) salsa
  • 1/4 cup (50 mL) gluten-free reduced-fat sour cream, if desired


  • 1
    Place cookie sheet in oven. Heat oven to 200ºF. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Cook onion in oil about 5 minutes or until translucent. Add bell pepper; cook about 5 minutes or until softened. Add kale; cook about 5 minutes or until wilted. Add water and salt; cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Set aside.
  • 2
    Arrange 4 tortillas on work surface. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons cheese evenly over each tortilla. Divide kale mixture among tortillas (about 1/2 cup each), spreading to within 1/2 inch of edge. Sprinkle another 2 tablespoons cheese over kale on each tortilla. Top each with another tortilla.
  • 3
    Wipe out skillet with damp paper towel. Heat over medium heat. Spray both sides of quesadillas with cooking spray. Cook quesadillas 3 to 5 minutes on each side until golden brown. Transfer to oven to keep warm while cooking remaining quesadillas. Cut into wedges; serve with salsa and sour cream.

Expert Tips

  • Tip 1
    COOKING GLUTEN FREE? : Always read labels to make sure each recipe ingredient is gluten free. Products and ingredient sources can change.
  • Tip 2
    Make Ahead : Know you are going to be in a time crunch at meal time? Prepare the filling and shred the cheese up to 1 day ahead, and store in refrigerator until just before serving. Heat kale mixture in microwave uncovered on High about 45 seconds or until warm. Assemble quesadillas as directed.

Nutrition Information

310 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 13g Protein, 37g Total Carbs, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 4 Quesadillas
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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