Cremini mushrooms, shallots, asparagus and arugula pack these mushroom quesadillas for a satisfying plant-based main. Use any combination of herbs, like parsley, tarragon or chives, to add freshness. Serve with a side of beans or rice., January 2023


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Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallot; cook, stirring often, until softened, about 1 minute. Stir in mushrooms; cook, stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and liquid is released, about 6 minutes.

  • Stir in asparagus, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper; cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add arugula; cook, stirring, until wilted, about 1 minute. Spread the mixture on a baking sheet to cool slightly, about 5 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, place 4 tortillas on a cutting board. Spread 1/4 cup Monterey Jack (or Cheddar) evenly over each tortilla; sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon Parmesan. Spread 1/2 cup of the cooled mushroom mixture evenly over the Parmesan on each tortilla; top with remaining tortillas. Press down slightly with your hand.

  • Wipe the skillet clean; place over medium heat. Carefully place 2 quesadillas in the pan; cook until golden on 1 side and the cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes. Flip with a large spatula; press gently with the spatula and cook until golden, 2 to 3 minutes more. Repeat with the remaining 2 quesadillas. Serve with crème fraîche and garnish with additional fresh herbs, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 quesadilla
337 calories; protein 14g; carbohydrates 27g; dietary fiber 4g; sugars 3g; fat 18g; saturated fat 7g; mono fat 8g; poly fat 2g; cholesterol 32mg; vitamin a iu 912IU; vitamin b3 niacin 2mg; vitamin c 6mg; vitamin d iu 9IU; vitamin e iu 1IU; folate 34mg; vitamin k 8mg; sodium 489mg; calcium 378mg; iron 6mg; magnesium 21mg; phosphorus 237mg; potassium 343mg; zinc 2mg; niacin equivalents 5mg; selenium 22mcg.