Italian Quesadillas

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17Ingredients
30Minutes
970Calories

Ingredients

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  • 4 plum tomatoes (finely diced)
  • 1/2 cup basil leaves (cut into thin strips)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • balsamic vinegar (to taste)
  • salt (to taste)
  • freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1 pound mozzarella cheese (freshly-grated)
  • whole milk (or part skim)
  • 1/2 cup ricotta cheese
  • whole milk (or part skim)
  • 4 green onions (trimmed, and)
  • 1/4 cup oil cured olives (finely-sliced pitted)
  • 1 cup marinated artichoke hearts (finely-chopped)
  • crushed red pepper flakes (to taste)
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil (to cook the quesadil)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
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    Directions

    1. In a mixing bowl combine the tomatoes, basil, olive oil and season to taste with balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper.
    2. In a mixing bowl combine the mozzarella cheese, ricotta, green onion, olives and artichoke hearts; season with salt and crushed red pepper flakes.
    3. Spread some mixture on one half of each tortilla, leaving about 1/4-inch between the filling and the edge of the tortilla. Fold each tortilla in half. Fry the tortillas in a little bit of vegetable oil for about a minute a side until golden and cheese has melted; keep warm in low oven until ready to serve. Top with tomatoes and basil and pine nuts.
    4. Alternate way to do is to preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spread stuffing over entire surface of tortillas without folding them. Set them on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese has melted. Fold over and serve with topping.
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    NutritionView More

    970Calories
    Sodium68% DV1620mg
    Fat95% DV62g
    Protein78% DV40g
    Carbs22% DV65g
    Fiber40% DV10g
    Calories970Calories from Fat560
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Fat62g95%
    Saturated Fat22g110%
    Trans Fat0g
    Cholesterol105mg35%
    Sodium1620mg68%
    Potassium740mg21%
    Protein40g78%
    Calories from Fat560
    % DAILY VALUE
    Total Carbohydrate65g22%
    Dietary Fiber10g40%
    Sugars8g16%
    Vitamin A80%
    Vitamin C30%
    Calcium80%
    Iron25%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.