Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

This is so quick, simple and light! And with homemade (or store-bought pesto), this comes together in minutes. It’s fool-proof!

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas - This is so quick, simple and light! And with homemade (or store-bought pesto), this comes together in minutes. It's fool-proof!

Butters and I made a trek to our hometown yesterday. It’s not far from where we live now – about 20-30 minutes via freeway. And about 60-70 minutes via LA traffic.

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We were about 30 seconds from our destination when we pass by a SusieCakes. So of course we had to pull over, park the car, feed the meter, and grab 2 cupcakes. Plus, a whoopie pie.

We just had to.

Now I had no expectation for that whoopie pie, except it completely disappeared…right around 1-2AM…

It was not cute to say the least.

So hence we have these veggie-loaded quesadillas. Because we need to negate those middle-of-the-night whoopie pies.

But don’t worry. You’ll forget about that vanilla buttercream cookie sandwiches the minute you take a bite into these.

Okay, so you won’t completely forget but these cheese-loaded quesadillas with fresh sautéed veggies and a layer of basil pesto will certainly help.

It comes together in minutes (even quicker with store-bought pesto!), and you can bake these right in the oven.

Easy enough, right?

Zucchini Corn Quesadillas

This is so quick, simple and light! And with homemade (or store-bought pesto), this comes together in minutes. It’s fool-proof!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 zucchinis, thinly sliced to 1/4-inch thick rounds
  • 1 bell pepper, diced
  • 1 cup corn kernels, frozen, canned or roasted
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup pesto, homemade or store-bought
  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic, zucchini, bell pepper and corn; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tender, about 3-4 minutes; set aside.
  3. Spread pesto on tortilla; top with zucchini mixture and cheese, 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.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 835.8 Calories from Fat 389.7
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 43.3g 67%
Saturated Fat 17.1g 86%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 65.7mg 22%
Sodium 921mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 70.1g 23%
Dietary Fiber 5.6g 22%
Sugars 5.2g
Protein 28.4g 57%

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