Island Style Quesadilla

Laurie Gordon


A neat twist on the standard quesadilla.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Sweet and savory with a little bite, these quesadillas are different from anything we've ever tasted. The sweet pineapple cream cheese with the savory brie melts beautifully with the chicken. Onion and jalapeno definitely give these a little kick. These quesadillas may not be for everyone, but if you're adventurous give them a try. They're yummy! The Test Kitchen


★★★★★ 3 votes

10 Min
5 Min
Pan Fry


  • 4
    flour tortillas, fat free (whole wheat or regular, medium sized)
  • 1
    container Philly pineapple cream cheese
  • 1 pkg
    already cooked chicken
  • 1 pkg
    spreadable brie cheese
  • 3 Tbsp
    sweet and sour sauce
  • 1/4
    red onion, diced
  • ·
    jalapeno peppers, diced and seeded (if desired)
  • ·
    Smart Balance healthy cholesterol oil for frying

How to Make Island Style Quesadilla


  1. Lay out tortillas and spread one side with pineapple cream cheese and the other with brie.
  2. Sprinkle chicken onto the pineapple cream cheese.
  3. Spread a healthy amount of sweet and sour sauce on the brie side.
  4. Layer red onions (and peppers, if desired) on top.
  5. Fold in half.
  6. Heat just enough oil to cover pan oil and fry on each side until lightly browned.
  7. Cool slightly and slice in half with serrated knife.

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About Island Style Quesadilla

Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American

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