Crab Quesadillas

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 5 mins

This recipe comes from EatingWell Magazine. These quesadillas have a creamy filling. They not only make a great meal, but also could be served as appetizers. Serve with your favorite salsa and a cup of black bean soup to complete your meal.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine Cheddar, cream cheese, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapenos (if using), orange zest and juice in a medium bowl.
  2. Gently stir in crab.
  3. Lay tortillas out on a work surface. Spread one-fourth of the filling on half of each tortilla.
  4. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently to flatten.
  5. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  6. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides, 3 to 4 minutes total.
  7. Transfer to a cutting board and tent with foil to keep warm.
  8. Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas.
  9. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges.
  10. Serves 4.


Most Helpful

Hi Bev, both you and EatingWell had a great idea with this quesadilla! It is really wonderful! I used it with a simple salsa and a hot cup of broth. It made for a wonderful meal! Made the recipe just as posted except for the jalapenos, added some crushed pepper flakes instead. It is a very smooth dish! Thanks for posting, Diane :=)

Manami July 23, 2007

Very elegant and tasty! I imagine lime zest and juice would go well as well, instead of orange.

rosslare June 02, 2012

I saw this on eating well aslo I think. This really is a great queadilla. I really like what the orange zest does to it, really just gives it a boost. I scaled it down to one (except for jalapeno, I used 3 tbs lol) for lunch today with great results. Also I put this together last night, wrapped it in plastic wrap, then put it into the toaster oven at work for lunch today. Even with my changes it turned out great.

anme April 25, 2007

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