Picadillo Quesadillas Recipe

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Cherly Published: December 21, 2020 Modified: May 31, 2021

How To Make Picadillo Quesadillas

Grab a bite of these mouthwatering picadillo-filled quesadillas for lunch today! This easy recipe comes with a few ingredients and is made under 30 minutes.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes



For Pico De Gallo:

  • 1tbspcilantro,chopped
  • 1tbsptomato,chopped
  • 1tbspscallion,chopped
  • ½lime juice,fresh

For Quesadilla:

  • cooking spray
  • 2whole wheat flour tortillas,reduced-carb
  • 6tbspcheddar jack,reduced fat, shredded
  • ½cuppicadillo


Pico De Gallo:

  1. Combine the cilantro, tomato, scallion, and lime juice in a small bowl.


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat, then spray the skillet with oil.

  2. Add a tortilla, then brown about 2 minutes on each side.

  3. Spread ¼ cup of the picadillo on half of the tortilla, then top with cheese and half of the pico de gallo. Fold and press down with a spatula.

  4. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes on each side, until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crisp.

  5. Remove from heat, then cut into 3 pieces. Repeat with the remaining quesadillas.

  6. Serve warm, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes


  • Calories: 349.33kcal
  • Fat: 20.53g
  • Saturated Fat: 9.59g
  • Trans Fat: 0.55g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.52g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.07g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.42g
  • Fiber: 1.37g
  • Sugar: 1.81g
  • Protein: 15.14g
  • Cholesterol: 46.94mg
  • Sodium: 662.02mg
  • Calcium: 395.00mg
  • Potassium: 134.94mg
  • Iron: 1.78mg
  • Vitamin A: 126.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 4.64mg
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