Shrimp Quesadillas

A delightful mixture of lime-infused shrimp, finely minced jalapeño, sautéed onions, garlic, and melted cheese in butter browned tortillas. It's a simple and festive way to enjoy shrimp.

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Shrimp Quesadillas
  1. 1 pound cooked shrimp, peeled and deveined
  2. 1 Tablespoon lime juice
  3. 2 Tablespoons Challenge Butter
  4. 1 cup chopped onion
  5. 2 teaspoons finely minced or pressed fresh garlic
  6. 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely minced
  7. 3 Tablespoons Challenge Butter, softened
  8. 16 flour tortillas (5-inch)
  9. 3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  1. 1

    Drain shrimp, chop into ½- inch pieces and combine with lime juice.

  2. 2

    Melt 2 Tablespoons of butter in a skillet over medium heat. Sauté onions and garlic. Remove from heat and stir in jalapeno pepper and shrimp; set aside.

  3. 3

    Spread butter on one side of tortillas and place butter side down on large rimmed baking sheet. Spoon about 2 Tablespoons of cheese and 2 Tablespoons of shrimp mixture (drain off liquid if necessary) on half of each tortilla. Fold tortillas in half over filling, so buttered side is out.

  4. 4

    Preheat oven to 250°F.

  5. 5

    In a large heavy skillet over medium heat, toast folded tortillas until golden – about 1 minute per side. Work in batches and transfer cooked tortillas to a baking pan in preheated oven to keep them warm. Use a pizza wheel to cut each folded tortilla into halves. Serve with salsa.

Source: Challenge Home Economist


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I added bacon and grilled them. They grill very quickly, 1 minute each side. Perfect!



These are great!


Heidi L