Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas are a simple, delicious dinner for those crazy busy nights! They are a quick, easy, and filling meal. Plus, I can highlight some of the delicious bell peppers that are growing in my massive garden!

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I have a few more quesadillas that you should try: Zucchini and Sweet Corn Quesadillas, BBQ Pork Quesadillas and Bacon, Chicken, and Sweet Corn Quesadillas.

Healthy Ham and Cheese Quesadillas

What is it with school-time that seems so busy?! This is my first year sending a little one to school and it already feels so structured and a bit rushed all the time. Call me crazy but I loved the lack of a super set schedule before “the school years” hit. Sure we had a flexible schedule of how our day went, but nothing so rigid and confining.

I like this meal because it’s a bit out of the box… still a delicious quesadilla that we all like but I don’t put it in the Mexican category which means I can still serve tacos the next night 🙂 It’s a fun twist on a classic that combines ham, cheese, and peppers, in a warm tortilla. What’s not to love? I like to serve these with amazing oven fries and some seasonal fruit (watermelon and cantaloupe right now!) and dinner is done.

I’m always looking for a quick meal that doesn’t have canned stuff or cream-of’s in it, so any thoughts or suggestions are welcome! You all have some great ideas I tell you!

Can Quesadillas Be Made Ahead of Time?

Yes! You can prepare quesadillas and then freeze them. Pull them out when you’re ready to eat and cook over medium heat on the stove.

What Cheese is Best for Quesadillas?

I’m a huge cheese fan,  so you can’t really go wrong here. However, my favorites are Cheddar, Swiss, and pepper-jack are all great cheese choices.

Do I Grease the Pan for Quesadillas?

I like to spray my pan with a little cooking spray or drop a tablespoon of butter in the pan before cooking the quesadilla.

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Ham and cheese quesadilla cut into eighths

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths-Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 8-inch quesadillas 1x

Description

Ham and Cheese Quesadillas are a simple, delicious dinner for those crazy busy nights! They are a quick, easy, and filling meal. Plus, I can highlight some of the delicious bell peppers that are growing in my massive garden!


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Ingredients

  • 4 8-inch tortillas
  • 1 cup chopped ham
  • 2/3 cup cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped bell peppers
  • Mustard or ranch for dipping

Instructions

  1. Heat a heavy bottomed skillet on the stove-top over medium heat.
  2. Place 1 tortilla on a plate or cutting board, spread half of the ham, cheese, and then bell pepper over the tortilla. Place a second tortilla over ham, cheese,and bell peppers. Carry the quesadilla on the plate or cutting board over to the hot pan and carefully slide it onto the hot pan.
  3. Let the tortilla cook for a minute or so, until lightly browned, and then carefully flip it over and cook on the other side. The goal is to have warm meat and melted cheese without burning the tortillas, so keep an eye on things and lower the heat if the tortillas are cooking too fast, or if your stove tends to cook hot, start with a lower temperature.
  4. Remove the warm quesadilla from the pan and transfer to a cutting board. Using a knife or pizza roller, cut the queadilla into 6 or 8 wedges.
  5. Serve right away with mustard or ranch for dipping.

Notes

White or whole wheat tortillas, you choose.
Cheddar, Swiss, and pepper-jack are all great cheese choices.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Nutrition

  • Calories: 467
  • Sugar: 2.4g
  • Sodium: 979.6mg
  • Fat: 22.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 34.3g
  • Protein: 31.1g
  • Cholesterol: 82.7mg

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Bless This Mess - About Me

I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.