Baked Crab Quesadillas Appetizers

"Unlike most quesadillas, these are baked, not fried. These are also cut into thirds for appetizers, but if you'd like, leave them whole and have them for a meal! I love crab, and I love cheese. I also tend to like flour tortillas! So this is something that worked out well in my appetizer repertoire!"
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Ready In:
4 dozen




  • Combine butter and oil; set aside.
  • Saute onion, peppers, and garlic in 2 tbsp reserved butter mixture in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until tender. Remove from heat. Gently stir in crabmeat and next 3 ingredients.
  • Place on tortillas on baking sheets; brush 1 side of each tortilla with remaining butter mixture. Turn tortillas over; spread crabmeat mixture evenly over half of each tortilla, and sprinkle with cheese. Fold tortillas in half.
  • Bake at 475 degrees for 4 minutes or until golden. Cut each tortilla into thirds. Serve warm.

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  1. Very good! I even would skip the mayonnaise next time just use extra cheese to help it all stay together. I made 1/2 the amount replacing the white onion with a red one. Place on 1 whole tortilla top with an other then sliced into four wedges. This was part of Menu #28779 chick out the topping I used. Made for ZWT5. Gracia.
  2. These were really good and very rich. I made these for lunch and DH and I really enjoyed them the DD did not care for it and she usually loves anything with crab. I am going to make these next time as appetizer and cut into small pieces instead of as a meal. Made for PRMR Jan 2009
  3. Oh, wow! Pure genius! I'm eating this right now for my lunch, and they are just marvelous. I used Dungeoness crab, left out the jalepeno, and since I was out of cilantro, I subbed green onion instead. I cut this down to make 1/2 dozen, which is just perfect for a lunch. Thank you so much for posting, breezermom! Made for 1-2-3 Hit Wonders.
  4. Absolutley divine! I REALLY loved this recipe; I made it yesterday for a solo lunch - Malcolm was out working all day! The combination of the crab and all the seasonings and the fact these are BAKED gave a wonderful result. I used low-fat mayonnaise and cut this back for one person = 2 tortilla wraps. In place of the American cheese suggested, which I cannot get here in France, I used mature Cheddar cheese, and used a little extra, as I LOVE cheese. Made for Santa's Grotto Prize - another FINE recipe thanks Breezer!! Merci, FT:-)



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