Crab Quesadillas

Number of Servings: 4 (198 g)
Active Time: 20 min.
Total Time: 20 min.
Crab Quesadillas

Pickled jalapeños are easily replaced by fresh or canned if you have trouble finding what the recipe calls for. These creamy crab-filled appetizers are delicious and decadent all at the same time, and a great way to scratch an itch for cheesy goodness without sacrificing good nutrition.


  • 1 cup shredded low-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2 oz. low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • ½ bell pepper, chopped
  • ⅓ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pickled jalapeños
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 Tbsp. orange juice
  • 8 oz. crabmeat, drained
  • 4 (8") whole-wheat tortillas
  • 2 tsp. canola oil, divided


  1. Combine cheddar, cream cheese, scallions, bell pepper, cilantro, jalapeños, orange zest, and juice. Gently stir in crab.
  2. Divide filling between tortillas and fold in half.
  3. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas in the pan and cook, turning once, until golden on both sides (2-3 minutes per side). Repeat with the remaining 1 teaspoon oil and quesadillas.
  4. Cut each quesadilla into wedges and serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 198 g

Amount per serving
Calories 330
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 11.5g 15%
Saturated Fat 4.5g 23%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 58mg 20%
Sodium 850mg 37%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 11%
Dietary Fiber 5g 18%
Total Sugars 3g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin D 0.1mcg 0%
Calcium 233.6mg 20%
Iron 1.7mg 10%
Potassium 425mg 10%
Vitamin A 80.4mcg 8%
Vitamin C 26.9mg 30%
Vitamin E 1.4mg 6%
Vitamin K 38.5mcg 30%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.1mg 8%
Niacin 5.8mg 40%
Vitamin B6 0.2mg 10%
Folate 49.9mcg 12%
Vitamin B12 5.4mcg 230%
Biotin 0.5mcg 4%
Chloride 7.9mg 0%
Pantothenate 0.5mg 0%
Phosphorus 299.7mg 25%
Iodine 0.6mcg 0%
Magnesium 31.2mg 8%
Zinc 2.7mg 25%
Selenium 26mcg 45%
Copper 0.4mg 45%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.7mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


8 Inch Whole Wheat Tortilla (whole Wheat Flour, Water, Shortening (soybean Oil And Hydrogenated Soybean Oil), Canola Oil, Contains 2% Or Less Of Leavening (sodium Bicarbonate, Sodium Aluminum Sulfate, Sodium Aluminum Phosphate), Dough Conditioners (mono- And Diglycerides, Calcium Sulfate, Enzymes (contains Wheat Starch, Microcrystalline Cellulose), L-cysteine Monohydrochloride), Vital Wheat Gluten, Sodium Propionate (preservative), Fumaric Acid (to Acidify), Salt, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Cornstarch, Soy Flour, Cellulose Gum, Xanthan Gum), Crab, Lowfat Cheddar Cheese (milk, Cultures, Enzymes, Salt), Scallion, Red Bell Pepper, Lowfat Cream Cheese (pasteurized Milk And Cream, Skim Milk, Cheese Culture, Salt, Stabilizers (carob Bean And/or Xanthan And/or Guar Gums), Jalapeno Peppers (sliced Jalapeno Peppers, Water, Vinegar, Salt, Calcium Chloride And Sodium Benzoate), Orange Juice, Canola Oil, Cilantro, Orange Zest.

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