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Waffle Iron Quesadillas

Waffle Iron Quesadillas
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Servings 2

A quick way to make a quesadilla in your waffle maker! ...MORE+ LESS-

Macheesmo Macheesmo
March 7, 2017

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive oil
1
poblano pepper, thinly sliced
1
jalapeño, seeded and diced
4
medium Old El Paso™ flour tortillas
1
–to 1-1/2 cups pepper jack cheese, grated
2
teaspoons Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
Sour cream, for garnish
Salsa, for garnish
Cilantro, for garnish

Steps

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  • 1
    In a small skillet over medium heat, add a drizzle of oil followed by the poblano and jalapeno peppers. Cook for a minute or two until they just start to soften. Season the peppers with a small pinch of salt.
  • 2
    Heat your waffle iron and cut tortillas to fit the waffle iron if necessary.
  • 3
    Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and add a small amount of grated cheese, followed by about half of the pepper mix. Sprinkle on some Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix and another good handful of cheese. Top with a second tortilla and close the waffle iron.
  • 4
    Cook the quesadilla until the cheese is melted and bubbling out and the tortilla is lightly browned. Remove quesadilla using a fork or knife, and cut into quarters for easy serving. Garnish with extra salsa, cilantro and sour cream as desired.

Expert Tips

  • Dab a paper towel in a neutral oil and wipe the plates of your waffle iron before cooking to make sure the quesadilla doesn’t stick!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
260
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
14g
71%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
55mg
18%
Sodium
760mg
32%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
28g
9%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
2g
Protein
15g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
35%
35%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • The truth is, a waffle iron is just two hot pieces of metal that smash together – and once you get comfortable with yours, you can smash tons of delicious things in it. Take, for example, this waffle iron quesadilla. It’s quick to make, and you end up with a cool design! Plus, the filling ideas are endless! Obviously, you’ll need cheese and it’s a good idea to have some veggies in there as well. We added sauteed poblano peppers with some diced jalapenos. Old El Paso taco seasoning provides all the extra flavor you'll need. To start the quesadilla, it might help to rub your iron with a neutral oil. It's best to not use anything like olive oil or it might linger the next time you want to make actual waffles. A neutral oil will be fine though! Just dab a paper towel in the neutral oil and wipe the plates of your waffle iron before cooking to make sure the quesadilla doesn’t stick!
  • Depending on your iron and your tortillas, you might have to trim down your tortillas a bit to fit. Once you put the bottom tortilla on, you can fill the tortilla with cheese and fillings. You can add a little sprinkle of Old El Paso taco seasoning too for instant flavoring. Top with more cheese and another tortilla, then press it down! It’ll cook really fast thanks to the heat and pressure of the waffle iron. As it cooks and the cheese melts, some of it may spill out. Don’t worry about it. There’s still plenty of delicious cheese on the inside. When your quesadilla is done, remove it from the iron using a fork or knife and slice it into quarters. Then garnish it with sour cream, salsa, and fresh cilantro and serve it immediately. This is a pretty fun way to handle one or two quesadillas. Give it a shot the next time you are in a Tex-Mex mood!

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