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Cheese Quesadillas


Cheese quesadillas.2 tortillas, made with either corn flour or wheat flour

½ cup fat-free refried beans (optional)

1 cup low-fat shredded cheese


  1. Put one tortilla on a large microwave-safe plate. Spread a layer of refried beans on the tortilla, and sprinkle shredded cheese over the beans. If the beans are not included, then sprinkle the cheese on the tortilla.
  2. Put the second tortilla on top of the cheese layer.
  3. Cook in the microwave until the cheese is melted, about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Before serving, check to make sure that the cheese is not too hot.
  4. Cut quesadilla crosswise into pizza-shaped slices.

Makes 8 to 10 servings

Safety tip: To prevent injuries, an adult should slice ingredients and supervise use of the microwave.