This week’s recipe: Fresh vegetable quesadillas with creamy chipotle cream sauce. I used bell peppers, red onion and zucchini but feel free to add your favorite veggies! 


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5 from 3 votes

Fresh Vegetable Quesadilla & Chipotle Crema Recipe

Learn to make my cheesy vegetable quesadillas with creamy chipotle cream sauce. Add your favorite veggies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Diet: Vegetarian
Keyword: chipotle crema, chipotle sauce, how to make a quesadilla, quesadilla, vegetable quesadilla, veggies
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 389kcal

Special Equipment

  • 1-2 Medium-Large saute pan
  • Chef knife
  • Cutting board
  • Mixing bowls


Ingredients for Quesadillas

  • 8 Each Flour Tortillas (10 inch size)
  • 1 Each Red bell pepper diced or julienned
  • 1 Each Yellow bell pepper diced or julienned
  • 1/2 Each Red onion diced or julienned
  • 16 Ounces Shredded Mexican-style cheese (about 2 cups)
  • 1/4 Cup Oil (preferably olive or avocado)
  • To Taste Salt and pepper

Ingredients for Chipotle Crema

  • 8 Ounces Sour cream (about 1 Cup)
  • 2 Tbsp. Fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. Fresh lime juice (about ½-1 each)
  • 2 Tbsp. Chipotle in adobo sauce (canned, just the liquid sauce)
  • To Taste Salt and pepper
  • As Needed Cilantro or green onion  for garnish (optional)


Instructions for Quesadillas 

  • On the stove top, heat a saute pan on medium and add 1-2 Tablespoons of oil.
  • Saute the bell peppers and onions until translucent and slightly browned.
  • Add the zucchini the last 2 minutes and remove from heat. Set aside.
  • Heat another pan on medium heat. Add ½-1 Tablespoon of oil.
  • Place one tortilla in the pan, then immediately flip so that both sides are evenly coated with the oil.
  • Cook for 1-2 minutes until lightly browned, then flip the tortilla. Add in about 2 Tablespoons of cheese, about ¼ cup of the filling, then more cheese and fold in half.
  • Gently press flat with a spatula and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy.
  • Transfer to a cutting board and cut into 4 equal pieces (if desired or keep whole).
  • Repeat steps 5-8 until all the tortillas an filling is used up.
  • Top with any sauce and garnishes and enjoy right away OR cool down and package for later.

Instructions for Chipotle Crema

  • In a mixing bowl, combine all ingredients and stir well until combined.
  • Use for quesadillas or other dishes for a smoky, spicy kick.
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  • For Gluten-free, use a GF tortilla or wrap 
  • Use Greek yogurt instead of sour cream
  • Enjoy with fresh pico de gallo or salsa
  • Use your favorite cheese


Serving: 8g | Calories: 389kcal