Crab Quesadillas

"Quesadillas make a great snack as well as an easy lunch or supper! Kids just love them! This one can be easily made with shrimp, as well. :)"
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  • Shred crab meat; mix together with sour cream, lime juice, and green onions in a small bowl.
  • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Heat griddle or small frying pan with a small amount of oil or cooking spray.
  • Take a tortilla, place about 1/8 of crab mixture on it and spread evenly.
  • Top with 1oz.
  • (about 1/4 cup) cheese and sprinkle with some chopped cilantro.
  • Place on hot griddle; when cheese starts to melt, fold in half.
  • Allow to heat through and brown nicely, then remove from heat.
  • Repeat with other tortillas.
  • Quesadillas can be kept warm on a stoneware plate or baking dish in the oven on warm while you are busy with the others.
  • Serve topped with a dallop of sour cream or guacamole, and wedges of lime, if you wish.

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  1. cynthia912
    These were ok. I just thought they needed more kick. They were a little bland for my taste in Quesedillas. Maybe add some hot pepper sauce or something. . .
  2. mersaydees
    Since I made these Christmas eve, I used real crab. Although I used queso fresco, I think I'd like to try these with Jack cheese the next time, which may be as early as this coming New Year's eve!
  3. chris_tam
    My husband I loved these!!! I did not have lime so I used lemon juice instead and the crab still had a great flavor. Easy weeknight meal. Thanks for a real keeper!!
  4. Boomette
    It was so good. We'll do it again. I used cheddar cheese. And omitted the cilantro. Thanks Lorie :) Made for Zaar Star Game.
  5. Valen G
    Great recipe. The fresh ingredients made it exceptional(crab,cilanto,green onions,grated cheese). Umm. The lime juice really brought out the taste of the crab. Even my kids loved it and asked for more. This is a keeper. Thanks, Sue.


  1. MrsMM
    We literally just finished eating these, well, sort of. I subbed tuna for the crab, I know, i know, totally changes the recipe, BUT it worked great, and we loved it. I cannot wait to try with crab, and considering I always have the other ingredients on hand, I won't have to wait for long. Thanks for this great (sub-able!!) recipe.
  2. stacylu
    These were really fabulous. I used some imitation crabmeat I had left over and cottage cheese instead of sour cream. They were a tasty lunch and my hubby raved over them even though he hates cottage cheese!! Thanks!
  3. Derf2440
    These were a real treat!! and soo delicious! I did have to make a couple of changes, I used plain no fat yoghurt instead of sour cream, a mix of mozzarella and parmesan, had no cilantro so used parsley, and whole wheat tortillas. The fresh lime flavour was perfect with the crab, I did use real crab :yummy:, it allowed the taste of the crab to come through. Just had 6 ounces of crab so I just made 4 quesadillas and cut back the other ingredients accordingly. We would certainly make these again, thanks for sharing a great one!!



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