BBQ Shrimp Quesadillas

  • Yield 4 servings

The flavors of melted cheese, BBQ sauce and freshly grilled shrimp are combined to make this tasty summer treat.

BBQ Shrimp Quesadillas
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Perfect for a party appetizer or low-key event.

Ingredients

8 ounces cooked shrimp, diced
1 orange bell pepper, roasted or grilled and finely diced
2/3 cup fresh or frozen corn kernels, thawed
1/2 cup reduced-fat shredded Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons all-natural barbecue sauce
4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
2 teaspoons canola oil

Instructions

  1. Combine shrimp, bell pepper, corn kernels, cheese and barbecue sauce in a bowl.  Divide mixture evenly and spread over half of each tortilla.  Fold over, press down gently, and set aside.
  2. Heat 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Add 2 quesadillas and cook until crisp and golden on the bottom, about 3 minutes.  Flip and cook an additional 2 minutes.  Repeat with remaining oil and quesadillas.  Cut into quarters and serve.

Recipe courtesy of The Shrimp Council and Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RD & Liz Weiss, MS, RD, Cofounders, Meal Makeover Moms.com

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