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Dinner
Sep
7
2018

Tuscan Broccoli & Cheese Quesadilla

Try this quick and easy Tuscan Broccoli & Cheese Quesadilla this week for dinner! It’s so yummy, and it’s a fool-proof way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

Broccoli & Cheese Quesadilla

I am thrilled to share my new quick fix weeknight quesadilla with you today. I know how stressful it is trying to decide what to make for dinner each week when you’ve got a zillion other things to do with your family.

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Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

As a child, my mom always prepared our quesadillas on the stovetop so I’ve continued that tradition in our home. You don’t have to heat up the oven and it literally takes a couple minutes each side to cook. I love how crispy it turns out too!

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

Fold your tortilla over the filled half and let cook on both sides until golden brown and crisp.

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers come in a variety of  of seasoned, sauced or blended vegetables. I love that I can add them so simply to many of my dinners and make a completely new recipe.

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

How fun are these quesadillas? Broccoli and cheese are a match made in heaven, I love them together in this quesadilla. Before, I would just whip up a quick cheese quesadilla for the boys and now by adding some Tuscan seasoned broccoli florets, I’ve got a gorgeous new dinner idea. Hope you enjoy!

 

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla

Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

Try this quick and easy Tuscan Broccoli & Cheese Quesadilla this week for dinner! It's so yummy, and it's a fool-proof way to get your kids to eat their vegetables!

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cheese quesadilla, easy quesadilla recipe, homemeade quesadilla, how to make a cheese quesadilla, how to make quesadillas, mexican quesadilla, quesadilla recipe, vegetable quesadilla recipe, vegetable quesadillas
Servings: 4 quesadillas
Calories: 485 kcal
Author: Jenny
Ingredients
  • 11 ounce bag Frozen Tuscan Broccoli Seasoned Steamers
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 4 burrito size tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat Tuscan Broccoli Seasoned Steamers according to package direction. Open bag carefully and with kitchen shears, cut broccoli into smaller pieces to fit inside quesadilla.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on one side of each tortilla. Using one tortilla at a time, place buttered side down into skillet. Place 1/4 cup shredded cheese onto one half of tortilla then an even layer of Tuscan Broccoli. Top with another 1/4 cup shredded cheese and with a spatula fold tortilla over filling. Cook until both sides are golden brown and cheese is hot and melted.
  3. Cut each tortilla in half and serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Tuscan Broccoli and Cheese Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 485 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 17g106%
Cholesterol 74mg25%
Sodium 789mg34%
Potassium 394mg11%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 1227IU25%
Vitamin C 70mg85%
Calcium 508mg51%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    Looks like a great way to work in some veggies for the kiddos, too! I love broccoli so much, actually! I’d love these 🙂 Pinned

  2. 2

    Wow, these look incredible! love all things cheesy 🙂

  3. 3

    My kids would love this one! Hope you are doing well!!

  4. 4
    Karen says:

    This is a great and easy recipe..on my list to make. Thank you! Easy to add chicken or beans too and get even more protein.My elderly parents have a wonky oven….I usually go and stay with them for extended periods of time to help them out…while there I have to get very creative and prepare most of our dinners on top of the stove. I make quesadillas a lot…this is a great recipe for that.

  5. 5

    Love this for a quick lunch! The Tuscan broccoli sounds perfect.

  6. 6

    Such a creative recipe! Must try it soon!

  7. 7

    My whole family loves broccoli, especially when it’s paired with melty cheese! Pinned for dinner later this coming week:)

  8. 8

    Great recipe! Adding broccoli to quesadillas … amazing!

  9. 9

    What a simple but excellent recipe!

  10. 10
    Maria says:

    Great weeknight meal!

  11. 11
    Kat says:

    I want to try these! I’m not big on vegetables, but I need to find ways to like them so that I can hopefully prevent my toddler from being a veggie hater like me.

  12. 12

    yum jenny. just yum.

  13. 13

    What a great simple recipe for any night of the week!

  14. 14
    Gaby says:

    This is going on the lunch menu asap!

  15. 15

    I adore quesadillas! These look perfect!!

  16. 16

    I bet thee would even get my fussy one to eat her veggies! delicious dinner idea

  17. 17

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  18. 18

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  19. 19
    Joan Lewis says:

    Thank you so much. I was going to use the broccoli I had for something else, but was bored with the same old same old. Thanks for this wonderful idea. I may add some ingredients to it and send it to you if you like.
    I have been losing weight for a year now by refurbishing recipes since diet recipes are so boring and bland, I tend to add a lot of herbs to help those who need to get healthy and lose a significant amount of weight without getting bored of the same old food

  20. 20
    Daisy says:

    Thanks a bunch for such a creative recipe. My picky 3 year old finished it in no time, and she fed herself (which is a bit rare)!!
    I will definitely try other recipes on your website!

  21. 21

    Love the simplicity of this meal!

  22. 22
    Chiara says:

    It’s lovely reading about people’s experiences of our local food and the creative twists they put on them too.

    We’ve just published a page on our website all about the bistecca fiorentina, which is one of our cities most prized cuts of meat. I am sure your readers will enjoy this.

    here it is:
    http://www.fibnb.com/insights/florence/florence-food/beef-steak-florentine-style/

    warm regards
    Chiara

  23. 23
    Jen says:

    I appreciate this recipe so much. our family is into everything quesadilla from breakfast to dessert. I cannot wait to grab a rotisserie chicken, tear some off, add to the broccoli and cheese to make a delicious dinner! Thanks so much!


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