Spicy Tuna Quesadilla

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"I just came up with this today because my toddler has a new love for plain cheese quesadillas...and I love tuna melts with lots of tabasco...so I thought, why not a tuna melt quesadilla but with salsa and pickled jalapenos? It turned out sooo good!"

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (141.6 g)
  • Calories 259.4
  • Total Fat - 13.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5 g
  • Cholesterol - 40.6 mg
  • Sodium - 734.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 4.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.5 g
  • Sugars - 1.2 g
  • Protein - 27.6 g
  • Calcium - 290.5 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Lay tortillas flat and divide tuna between them scattering it across the surfaces.

Step 2

Spoon salsa and jalapeno slices over the tuna.

Step 3

Sprinkle cheese over the top of everything.

Step 4

Fold in half and cook in Foreman grill for 3-4 minutes, or on the stove top in a frying pan, browning both sides until cheese is melted.

Step 5

Let sit a couple of minutes, and cut each quesadilla in half to make triangle wedges.

Step 6

Dip in sour cream, if desired. Enjoy!

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.



We love quesadillas and this is on the top of the list now!

review by:
(20 Jun 2012)


I'm not usually a huge fan of tuna so I had some reservations about this. Let me tell you I was shocked at how good it is (or I should say "was" because I gobbled it all down!) and surprised that I liked it so much... I used my favorite salsa, Paul Newman's medium peach salsa, and didn't have any jalapenos so "hit" it with some sriracha to up the spicy factor. A great and complete meal with leftover black beans and rice. Thanks, Engrossed.

review by:
(9 Mar 2012)


What a tasty recipe. I love it, and so easy to put together. I use pickled hot peppers instead of the pickled jalapeños. DH enjoyed this also, gotta love that. Made for the Billboard Recipe Tag Game.

review by:
(11 Feb 2012)