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island style quesadilla

(3 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Laurie Gordon
Stillwater, NJ

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 @kitchencrew
(3 ratings)
yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For island style quesadilla

  • 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

  • Tortilla with cream cheese and brie spread.
    Lay out tortillas and spread one side with pineapple cream cheese and the other with brie.
  • Chicken on half of a tortilla.
    Sprinkle chicken onto the pineapple cream cheese.
  • Sweet and sour sauce on brie on a tortilla.
    Spread a healthy amount of sweet and sour sauce on the brie side.
  • Peppers and onions spread on a tortilla.
    Layer red onions (and peppers, if desired) on top.
  • Tortilla folded in half in a pan.
    Fold in half.
  • Tortillas frying in a pan.
    Heat just enough oil to cover pan oil and fry on each side until lightly browned.
  • Quesadilla being cut in half.
    Cool slightly and slice in half with serrated knife.