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Cheese Quesadillas


  • Flour tortillas (2 per person)
  • 1 can refried beans
  • Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, grated or shredded
  • 1 jar salsa
  • Butter and/or canola oil for skillet

Materials Needed

  • Measuring cups
  • Tablespoon for spreading
  • Large non-stick skillet
  • Plastic spatula to flip quesadillas
  • Platter and small bowl for salsa
  • Small paper plates and napkins
  • Large sharp knife


  1. For each quesadilla, spread about 2 tablespoons refried beans on a tortilla. Place face up on a preheated greased skillet. (Careful! Adult help needed.)
  2. Sprinkle about ¼ cup cheese on beans. (Other ingredients could also be added at this point.)
  3. Place another tortilla on top. Press down with spatula.
  4. Cook on medium heat, turning carefully to brown both sides until filling is hot and cheese is melted. (Adult help needed.)
  5. Transfer to a plate and cut into fourths. (Adult help needed.)
  6. Dip into salsa.

*** Allow one quesadilla per serving. Add chopped tomatoes, black olives, low-fat sour cream, black beans, shredded lettuce or other ingredients to the filling.

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