Monte Cristo Quesadillas

My husband and I adore Monte Cristo sandwiches, but let's face it,they are fattening,and messy to make. I was playing around and came up with this. The measurements are NOT exact! Use as much or as little of each ingredient to suit your tastes. The important thing is to make sure that you place cheese on the tortilla first, and then last before you top it with another tortilla. The cheese acts as glue, and it will keep the whole thing from falling apart. Only flip it when the cheese has melted!

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directions

  • Preheat skillet to med-high. Place two tbsp of butter in skillet, and melt.
  • Place one tortilla in skillet. Add 1/2 cup swiss, 1 slice ham, 1 slice turkey, and 1/2 cup cheddar on top. Top with a tortilla.
  • Fry 2-3 minutes, adjusting heat so it doesn't burn. Flip with spatula only when you sure all the cheese has melted ( or it will fall apart).
  • Brown on other side.
  • Serve sprinkled with powdered sugar, and with jelly for dipping. Cut into wedges if desired.
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"My husband and I adore Monte Cristo sandwiches, but let's face it,they are fattening,and messy to make. I was playing around and came up with this. The measurements are NOT exact! Use as much or as little of each ingredient to suit your tastes. The important thing is to make sure that you place cheese on the tortilla first, and then last before you top it with another tortilla. The cheese acts as glue, and it will keep the whole thing from falling apart. Only flip it when the cheese has melted!"
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  1. mama smurf
    Delicious!!! Fixed this for our lunch today and it was a great hit. So easy and not messy at all. I made as written. Thank you for posting. Made for Spring PAC 2013.
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  2. Margie99
    I made these for lunch one day and they were a hit. I didn't use the butter but everything else was just as written. Loved them and so easy to get that Monte Cristo taste withiout all the mess cooking. I will make these again and again.
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  3. Sydney Mike
    Even though I don't have them very often, I love Monte Cristos, & this recipe really grabbed me! ABSOLUTELY GREAT, & I'll definitely be making these again! Two changes, however small, were made ~ I didn't use the powdered sugar, & I DID use a homemade strawberry syrup for my dip! Thanks for sharing this great recipe! [Tagged, made & reviewed for one of my adopted orphans in the current Pick A Chef]
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  4. Retro Kali
    My husband and I adore Monte Cristo sandwiches, but let's face it,they are fattening,and messy to make. I was playing around and came up with this. The measurements are NOT exact! Use as much or as little of each ingredient to suit your tastes. The important thing is to make sure that you place cheese on the tortilla first, and then last before you top it with another tortilla. The cheese acts as glue, and it will keep the whole thing from falling apart. Only flip it when the cheese has melted!
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