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Poblano & Ham Quesadillas

Scott Phillips

Yield: Yields 8 quesadillas

This is a great, simple appetizer or light supper that uses strips of roasted poblanos also known as rajas.


  • 1/2 lb. mozzarella, grated (to yield 2 cups)
  • 8 very thin slices Serrano ham, prosciutto, or other good cured ham
  • 8 to 10 oz. fresh poblanos, roasted, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch strips (to yield about 2/3 cup)
  • 8 small (5-1/2 to 6-inch) flour tortillas
  • 4 tsp. unsalted butter

Nutritional Information

  • Nutritional Sample Size based on eight servings
  • Calories (kcal) : 241
  • Fat Calories (kcal): 105
  • Fat (g): 12
  • Saturated Fat (g): 6
  • Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 1
  • Monounsaturated Fat (g): 3
  • Cholesterol (mg): 28
  • Sodium (mg): 629
  • Carbohydrates (g): 19
  • Fiber (g): 2
  • Protein (g): 15


  • Distribute the cheese, ham, and poblano strips equally over one half of each of the flour tortillas. Fold the tortillas in half. In a 10-inch skillet, heat 1 tsp. of the butter over medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble, add two of the folded tortillas and toast until the cheese melts and the tortilla is crisp, 2 to 3 min., flipping halfway through. Repeat with the remaining butter and quesadillas. Serve piping hot.


Idea: Roasted poblano or Anaheim strips, called rajas, taste great in a melted cheese snack—just combine the chiles and Monterey Jack or mozzarella in a small ovenproof dish and set under the broiler until the cheese bubbles. Serve on crusty bread or tortillas.


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Reviews (2 reviews)

  • oliviagutierrez | 08/25/2010

    Yummy recipe!!! Just a suggestion, if you want to make it a bit more high-end for guests, use instead jamon iberico de bellota - aka pata negra or black hoof-. Iberico has a strong and delicious flavor,I buy mine from BuyJamon.comBuyJamon.com the market place for iberico ham.

  • laurava | 10/10/2008

    very tasty- would do again.

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