Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas - Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

I remember living off of quesadillas back in college. It was nothing fancy. All I really needed was two slices of tortilla and a cheese slice or two. That’s it. And it only cost me $1 or so.

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas - Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

But these quesadillas here. Boy, I can’t help but wonder how much my college experience would have improved with these bad boys here.

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas - Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

The ground beef is crumbled in taco seasoning and sits on a layer of creamy refried beans, not to mention the abundant avocado goodness on top, sandwiched in between two tortillas baked to absolute crisp perfection.

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas - Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

It’s simply quesadilla heaven right here. And something I plan to have every single night this week. After all, I have a lot of lost time to make up for.

Cheesy Avocado Quesadillas

Easy, no-fuss quesadillas that are perfectly crisp and amazingly cheesy. An absolute must for those busy weeknights!

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet over medium high heat. Add ground beef and cook until browned, about 3-5 minutes, making sure to crumble the beef as it cooks. Drain excess fat and stir in taco seasoning and green chiles; set aside.
  3. Top tortilla with refried beans, ground beef mixture, avocado and mozzarella, and then top with another tortilla. Repeat with remaining tortillas to make 4 quesadillas.
  4. Place quesadillas onto the prepared baking sheet. Place into oven and bake until the cheese has melted, about 8-10 minutes.
  5. Serve immediately, garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Why It’s A Smart Choice

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories 437.2 Calories from Fat 214.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.8g 37%
Saturated Fat 8.2g 41%
Trans Fat 1.2g
Cholesterol 51.5mg 17%
Sodium 902.2mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 34.5g 12%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
Sugars 0.6g
Protein 22.6g 45%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Avocados are a fantastic addition to quesadillas. They are high in healthy monounsaturated fats that can help to lower cholesterol and prevent cancer and type two diabetes. They are also high in fiber as you’ll find between 11 and 17 grams of fiber in each avocado.

Nutritional information provided by Jessica Penner, RD at Smart Nutrition.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Old El Paso. All opinions expressed are my own.