Crab Quesadillas

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by Bev I Am

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.

Top Review by Manami

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 :=)

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.

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