Cheap & Healthy Dinner Recipes: Fajita-Style Quesadillas

I know a lot of us are getting ready for summer through expensive gym memberships. But a big portion to having a happy and healthy body happens in the kitchen. IT'S WHAT YOU EAT.

I've heard it a hundred times before; "eating healthy is TOO expensive!"  But guess what guys? It REALLY doesn't have to be.

Check out this AWESOME, inexpensive and healthy option that YOU can eat for dinner tonight :):

Fajita-Style Quesadillas

$0.43 per serving

61 calories per slice

Ingredients needed:

  • 1/2 medium red or green sweet pepper, seeded and cut into bite-size strips
  • 1/2 medium onion, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 fresh serrano pepper, halved, seeded, and cut into thin strips*
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 4 6-inch white corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • 1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese (2 ounces)
  • 2 thin slices tomato, halved crosswise
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro
  • Light dairy sour cream (optional)


  1. In a large skillet cook sweet pepper, onion, and serrano pepper in hot oil over medium-high heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are just tender. Remove from heat.
  2. Lightly coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. On the uncoated side of two of the tortillas, divide half of the cheese. Top with onion mixture, tomato slices, the 1 tablespoon cilantro, and the remaining cheese. Top with remaining tortillas, coated sides up.
  3. Heat a very large skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook quesadillas for 4 to 5 minutes per side or until cheese melts and tortillas are lightly browned. Cut each quesadilla into 4 wedges. Serve warm and, if desired, with sour cream, additional cilantro and lime wedges.

Big thank you to Better Homes and Gardens for the recipe! :) 

Enjoy your healthy AND tasty dinner guys! (I mean - that is - if you actually try cooking it ;))


Until next time,