Quesadilla Pizza

Author: Canadian Living

The height of this pie from Melissa Campeau will impress your guests. Make the fillings ahead of time, then assemble and bake the pie at the event.

  • Portion size 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pkg fresh spinach
  • 2 cups cottage cheese
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can red kidney bean drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup mild salsa
  • 1/2 cup corn kernels
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 10 large flour tortillas
  • 1 large tomato sliced

Method

Trim and rinse spinach; shake off excess water. In large saucepan, cover and cook spinach over medium heat, with just the water clinging to leaves, for 8 minutes or until wilted. Drain in sieve, pressing out moisture. Let cool slightly and chop.

In food processor or blender, process cottage cheese until smooth. Add egg, 1/4 cup (50 mL) of the shredded cheese and pepper; pulse to combine. In bowl, stir cottage cheese mixture with spinach; set aside.

In separate bowl, mash beans with fork; stir in salsa, corn and 2 tbsp (25 mL) of the coriander. (Recipe can be prepared to this point, covered and refrigerated for up to 12 hours).

Stir garlic into cheese mixture. Place 1 tortilla on baking sheet. Spread with generous 1/2 cup (125 mL) cheese mixture; cover with another tortilla. Spread with generous 1/2 cup (125 mL) salsa mixture; cover with another tortilla. Repeat cheese and salsa layers 3 times. Spread with remaining cheese mixture; top with remaining tortilla. Arrange tomato on top; sprinkle with remaining shredded cheese.

Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven for 30 minutes. Broil for 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese is melted and golden. Garnish with remaining coriander.

Nutritional facts <b>Per serving:</b> about

  • Sodium 825 mg
  • Protein 23 g
  • Calories 408.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Cholesterol 41 mg
  • Saturated fat 4 g
  • Total carbohydrate 59 g

%RDI

  • Iron 35.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 39.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 27.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 35.0
  • Vitamin C 22.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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