Health and Diet

The PERFECT Quesadilla Recipe— Fat Free!

 

Fat Free seems to be my lifestyle now days! I even think that after I give birth I am going to try to keep a low fat diet, because it’s actually been beneficial to me. I know I have continued to complain about it my entire pregnancy but, it really has helped me stay below my pre pregnancy weight my entire pregnancy, (yes baby was completely healthy and has gained more than enough weight, don’t worry. I didn’t starve my child!). If you didn’t already know about my diet restrictions, then you can click here to read my blog post on my fat free/sugar free diet and why I am restricted on some stuff. So here’s to say, I made the BEST quesadillas the other night for my husband and I, and it was super quick and easy, and it was all super low fat.

Here are the ingredients you will need:

 

  • 1 lbs of ground turkey, (make sure to get the leanest, reduced, low fat package you can find.) Most are 98% anyway.
  • 1 Tomato
  • Half of a white onion
  • Mini sweet bell peppers
  • Mexican Shredded Cheese (Non Fat) (My husband doesn’t exactly follow my diet)
  • Fat Free Cheese Single Slices
  • Low Skim Mozzarella Cheese
  • Unsalted Butter (2 tablespoons)- Once again my husbands request.
  • I used the TINIEST bit of olive oil, literally like a tablespoon just to get the pan somewhat wet.
  • Whole Wheat Tortillas

So as you can see, my husband requested that his not be completely fat free. He doesn’t eat the same diet as me! Which I definitely don’t blame him. You’re very low on options. First things first though, you’re going to brown your ground turkey. I don’t use any oil in the pan when I do this also. The natural juice from the turkey will do you just fine, I promise. Next I dice up my tomato, half a onion, and bell peppers. Any bell pepper will do, I just choose to buy the sweet mini bell peppers, because my husband snacks on them throughout the week, and they are so much easier to CHOP! You may also add some type of hot pepper too, if you like your stuff spicy. I just didn’t have any hot peppers at the time. Go ahead and toss all those diced veggies in your ground turkey, let them simmer for a bit till the meat is finished with a good brown on it, and the veggies are soft!

After pull that pan from the heat and I like to use a flat pan, one that you would use to make pancakes on and stuff. For my husbands, I used one tablespoon of unsalted butter in the pan and placed my first tortilla down. I threw him some Mexican cheese on there and some of the low skim mozzarella cheese. I then scooped a full spoon full, like a ladle/soup spoon of meat and veggies on there and placed the other tortilla on there and flattened it down with my hands. Let the bottom side brown a good bit. You don’t want it to be to soft because then it could fall apart when you go to flip it. After that side starts to brown a good golden, burnt color, flip it. I just get my spatula under it real good and give it a quick, flip. Same with this side. I like to take my spatula and use the edge to close the edges of the tortillas together. That way nothing really falls out. Once this side brown take it off, plate it, and for my husbands I put one more table spoon of butter over the top and spread it with a spoon. He also requested sour cream, so If you wanted to add sour cream you could, if you are trying to be fat free please make sure the sour cream is fat free, or low fat! Boom, now you got yourself a FUEGO quesadilla.

The fat free version is the same exact way, except when you are getting your frying pan ready to do the tortilla, I used literally a tsp amount of olive oil to just get the pan ready again for my tortilla. I used the fat free cheese singles on mine instead of the Mexican cheese, and just topped it off with a tad bit of low fat, skim mozzarella cheese. I also left off the sour cream, the sour cream we had was not low fat, or fat free!

Here is our finished product! Yes, on the fat free version you can eat Valentina, or any kind of hot sauce for that matter. Most hot sauces don’t have calories or fat in them.

 

 

 

Here is the fat intake on the products I used.

  • Ground Turkey- 2%
  •  Cheese Singles- 0%
  • Tomato- 0%
  • Onion- 0%
  • Bell Peppers- 0%
  • Whole Wheat Tortilla- 3.5%

So we have kept this whole meal for the most part, under 6% of fat. Which means it was 14% under the daily value!

Please let me know if you attempt to make this and if you enjoyed it as much as we did!

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26 Comments

  1. arteriarichardson

    March 23, 2020 at 6:37 pm

    Quesadillas are my weakness. I don’t eat ground turkey but I definitely can utilize this recipe and substitute it for shrimp or fish. Thanks for sharing

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      Yes! Any kind of meat should work in this! They are definitely comfort food. lol. you’re welcome!

      1. arteriarichardson

        March 23, 2020 at 10:11 pm

        That’s perfect that’s exactly what I need during a time like this .

      2. AshleyRamey

        March 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm

        Good! I’m glad!

  2. Charity

    March 23, 2020 at 6:53 pm

    That quesadilla looks so delicious! I haven’t had a quesadilla in forever. I may need to make this. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 23, 2020 at 7:04 pm

      I think quesadillas are comfort food for sure! Let me know if you like it!

  3. Britt | Shed Happens (@ShedHappenscmty)

    March 23, 2020 at 8:19 pm

    This looks and sounds incredible! I bet that I could substitute a meat substitute like TVP for the ground turkey and make a delicious veggie alternative!!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 23, 2020 at 10:26 pm

      Yes! For sure! You could probably add any kind of veggie or food and it would work! That’s why I like how versatile it is!

  4. Anna

    March 23, 2020 at 10:20 pm

    Absolutely adore quesadillas, thank you so much for sharing the recipe!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 23, 2020 at 10:24 pm

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy them!

  5. minnarudy27Amanda Polson

    March 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    I love love love quesadillas! I’m definitely going to try this recipe!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 23, 2020 at 10:25 pm

      Yes me too! They are definitely a comfort food!

  6. The busy shelf

    March 24, 2020 at 3:58 am

    This sounds sooo good! i don’t have any ground turkey right now inside but tehe next time I go shopping I wil make sure to get it and so this as I love quesadillas
    Thanks for the recipe!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 24, 2020 at 4:57 am

      You’re welcome! I hope you enjoy it!

  7. themagicballproject

    March 24, 2020 at 5:29 am

    I’m going to have to make this for my kiddos they love Quesadillas!

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 24, 2020 at 6:09 am

      Yes! So quick and easy to make too!

  8. Lisa's Notebook

    March 24, 2020 at 12:18 pm

    I’ve never made quesadillas before but these look so tasty and (from my pov) quite straightforward to make too, which is all to the good right now. Yum, thank you for sharing 🙂

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 24, 2020 at 2:27 pm

      You are so welcome!

  9. glowsteady

    March 24, 2020 at 5:02 pm

    I love quesadillas, I make bean ones quite often. Great that you found a way to make them work for your current diet x

    Sophie

    1. AshleyRamey

      March 24, 2020 at 5:05 pm

      Thank you! I have never tried one with beans. I will have to do that.

  10. Lam and TheGLam

    April 7, 2020 at 4:21 am

    Oohh my god!! So yummy this recipe! Need to try it ?

    1. AshleyRamey

      April 7, 2020 at 4:24 am

      Yes! It was so good and so easy to make! Let me know if you do!

  11. Izzy | Blogging Tips + Creative Business

    April 7, 2020 at 4:48 am

    Thank you so much for sharing this. I’m excited to try a new recipe. I have been missing Mexican food lately so this is perfect timing 🙂

    1. AshleyRamey

      April 7, 2020 at 12:35 pm

      I’m so glad you are going to find it helpful! I am right there with you with missing Mexican food. I have been craving it like crazy!

  12. Jupiter Hadley

    April 7, 2020 at 5:03 am

    What a simple but good recipe!

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