Quesadillas with Shrimp and Peppers

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 30 min
  • serves 6

These spicy quesadillas are filled with shrimp, onions, bell peppers, and melted Monterey Jack cheese. Serve with sour cream, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime for a Mexican-inspired meal.

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Directions for: Quesadillas with Shrimp and Peppers


1 cup Mexican red sauce

12 large shrimp, peeled and deveined

2 Tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, chopped into chunks

1 green bell pepper, chopped into chunks

1 red bell pepper, chopped into chunks

Butter, for cooking tortillas

6 flour tortillas

2 cups grated cheese, (Monterey Jack is best)

Sour cream, for serving

Fresh cilantro, for serving

Lime wedges, for serving


1. On a large plate, pour the red sauce over the shrimp and set aside.

2. Heat a skillet over high heat and add the olive oil. Cook the onions and bell peppers over high heat until they start to get nicely browned. Remove from the skillet and set aside.

3. Add the shrimp with the sauce. Cook, stirring only occasionally, until the shrimp are opaque. Add in a little water if the sauce gets dry. Remove from the skillet and chop the shrimp into bite-size pieces.

4. In a clean skillet, heat some butter. Place a tortilla in the skillet, then layer on the ingredients: cheese, vegetables and shrimp. Top with a little more cheese and a second tortilla. Cook on both sides, adding butter before flipping to the other side so the tortilla isn't overly dry. Remove from the skillet and slice into wedges. Repeat with the rest of the tortillas and filling ingredients.

5. Serve with sour cream, cilantro and lime wedges.

See more: Cheese, Dinner, Quick and Easy, Shellfish


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