Apple, Sauerkraut & Cheddar Quesadillas

Apple, Sauerkraut & Cheddar Quesadillas

This combination may seem unusual—until you try it. The sweet-tartness of the apple, creaminess of the cheese and bite of the sauerkraut work together beautifully in this easy hot sandwich. Serve with oven-roasted potatoes or a green salad.

Nutirion Profile: Diabetes Appropriate Healthy Weight Heart Healthy High Calcium Low Calorie Low Cholesterol Low Sat Fat

Serves Prep Time Total Time
2 10 min 30 min

Directions

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sauerkraut, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 9-to-10-inch (burrito-size) flour tortillas
  • 1 1/3 cups grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
  • 1 small Granny Smith or other tart, juicy apple, pee, peeled and very thinly sliced

Cooking Instruction

Step 1

Put sauerkraut and water in a medium nonreactive skillet. Gently heat just until the liquid has evaporated but not so much that the sauerkraut begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat.

Step 2

Gradually heat a large cast-iron over medium heat. Put one tortilla in the pan and immediately sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over half of it. Quickly arrange about half the apple slices over the cheese, then top with half the sauerkraut, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with another 1/3 cup cheese.

Step 3

Fold the tortilla over the filled half and press gently on it with a spatula to seal. Heat the quesadilla until the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes, then carefully flip and lightly brown the other side. Slide the quesadilla onto a cutting board and cut it into halves or quarters. Prepare the second one in the same fashion. Variation: If you like, a little chopped ham tastes wonderful layered in with the other ingredients.


Nutrition

  • Serving: Per main-dish serving
  • Calories: 306
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Protein: 22g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 16mg
  • Potassium: 229mg
  • Sodium: 991mg
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 starch, 1/2 fruit, 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium-fat meat
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2

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