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Apple, Sauerkraut + Cheddar Quesadillas

Apple, Sauerkraut + Cheddar Quesadillas
Total Preparation Time: less than 15 minutes Number of Servings: 4
Actual Cooking Time:15 to 30 minutes Source: EatingWell
Food Groups: Fruits, Grains, Milk & Milk Products
Main Ingredient: Egg & Cheese
Meal Type: Appetizers, Dinner Entrée
Nutrition Content: Good Source of Calcium

This combination may seem unusual—until you try it. The sweet-tartness of the apple, creaminess of the cheese and bite of the sauerkraut work together beautifully in this easy hot sandwich. Serve with oven-roasted potatoes or a green salad.


2 cups Sauerkraut, rinsed
1 cup Water
4 9-to-10-inch (burrito-size) flour Tortillas
2 2/3 cups grated reduced-fat Cheddar cheese
1 small Granny Smith or other tart, juicy Apple, peeled and very thinly sliced


Put sauerkraut and water in a medium nonreactive skillet. Gently heat just until the liquid has evaporated but not so much that the sauerkraut begins to stick to the pan. Remove from the heat.

Gradually heat a large cast-iron over medium heat. Put one tortilla in the pan and immediately sprinkle 1/3 cup cheese over half of it. Quickly arrange about half the apple slices over the cheese, then top with half the sauerkraut, spreading it evenly. Sprinkle with another 1/3 cup cheese.

Fold the tortilla over the filled half and press gently on it with a spatula to seal. Heat the quesadilla until the bottom is golden, about 2 minutes, then carefully flip and lightly brown the other side.

Slide the quesadilla onto a cutting board and cut it into halves or quarters. Prepare the remaining quesadillas in the same fashion. Variation: If you like, a little chopped ham tastes wonderful layered in with the other ingredients.

Nutrient Information
Calories: 300
Total Fat: 9 g
Saturated Fat: 4 g
Polyunsaturated Fat:
Monounsaturated Fat:
Sodium: 981 mg
Carbohydrates: 33 g
Protein: 22 g
Fiber: 3 g
Vitamin A:
Vitamin C:
Calcium: 400
Iron: 15%

Cook's Notes: