Canadian Bacon-and-Cheese Quesadillas with Arugula Salad

bacon-quesadillas Rita Maas


  • 8 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • Canadian bacon, sliced
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  • Arugula, trimmed
  • Vinaigrette


Preheat oven to 400°. Coat 2 large baking sheets with cooking spray. Place 2 tortillas on each baking sheet. Divide 4 slices of Canadian bacon and cheese among tortillas. Sprinkle each tortilla with 3 tablespoons bell pepper. Top with remaining tortillas. Bake at 400° for 6 minutes, or until cheese melts. Toss 4 cups arugula with 1 tablespoon vinaigrette. Cut quesadillas into 4 wedges, and sprinkle with remaining bell pepper. Serve quesadillas with arugula salad.

  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 533
Fat per serving: 20g
Saturated fat per serving: 9g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 7g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 2g
Protein per serving: 28g
Carbohydrate per serving: 60g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 40mg
Iron per serving: 4mg
Sodium per serving: 995mg
Calcium per serving: 575mg

Good to Know

Choose turkey bacon and low-fat cheese to cut back on saturated fat. High intakes of saturated fat put you at risk for cardiovascular disease.