A quick snack, for breakfast or lunch, quesadillas are the ultimate in flexibility, and using what you have on hand. Here’s a sweet and savory combination with pears and peppers. What are your favorite quesadilla combos?

Recipe Source: Recipe and photo from www.FoodHero.org

Number of servings: 4

Time for preparation (including preparation and cooking): 20 minutes


4 medium whole wheat tortillas

1 cup grated cheese (try cheddar, or jack, or pepper jack)

1 cup pear slices (fresh or canned/drained)

1⁄2 cup finely chopped green or red peppers

2 Tablespoons minced onion (green, red, or yellow)


  1. Lay two tortillas on a clean cutting board or on two plates.
  2. Place 1/4 of the cheese on each tortilla.
  3. Divide pears, peppers, and onion between the two tortillas.
  4. Divide the remaining cheese between the two tortillas. Top with remaining two tortillas.
  5. Heat a skillet or griddle to medium (300 degrees in an electric skillet). Place one quesadilla in pan. Cook for 2-4 minutes, or until bottom of quesadilla begins to look a little brown.
  6. With large spatula, gently turn quesadilla over and cook the other side until a little brown, 2-4 minutes.
  7. Gently slide quesadilla onto plate. Cook the second quesadilla.
  8. Cut each cooked quesadilla into 4 pieces and serve.
  9. Refrigerate leftovers within 2 hours.


  • Put pear cubes on a paper towel for a couple of minutes to help dry them out. This will help your quesadilla stick together!
  • Out of pears? Try diced fresh apples, halved grapes, or even sliced bananas.

Flavor boosters: add some chopped cilantro, or use pepper jack cheese.

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