Bacon and Potato Quesadillas

    27 minutes

    Filling and quick. I think that this recipe can really be made up with just about anything you like with potatoes! This can be a super fast meal if you use instant or leftover mashed potato.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cups mashed potatoes
    • 6 slices cooked bacon, chopped
    • 1/4 cup sliced spring onions
    • 8 flour tortillas
    • 250g grated Cheddar cheese
    • 40g softened butter
    • salsa and sour cream to serve

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:12min  ›  Ready in:27min 

    1. Mix together the mashed potatoes, bacon, and spring onions. Spread the mashed potato mixture onto one side of half of the tortillas, spreading to within 1cm of the edges. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top of the mashed potatoes and top with the remaining tortillas. Lightly butter each side of the quesadillas.
    2. Preheat a large frypan over medium heat. Place a quesadilla into the preheated pan, and cook until golden brown and crispy, then turn over, and continue cooking on the other side until browned, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. Serve with salsa and sour cream.

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    Easy, filling and eaten by children! Didnt have bacon so used ham.  -  15 Mar 2009


    OMG - these are SO good! I am on Weight Watchers, and it is not that hard to pare it down in calories and fat. I followed the recipe exact except for using the smaller, lower fat tortillas and just sprinkling the cheese on each one. I used bacon pieces and they are only 35 calories per tbsp. I don't make my mashed potatoes that fattening so that helps also. I served with tomato soup so that you don't have to keep eating them to get satisfied (kind of like eating tomato soup and grilled cheese). To cook, I used my Cusinart Griddler with the flat plates on 400 degrees, so it only took 2 minutes to cook total (because I didn't have to flip). With my own tortilla I used butter flavored spray rather than real butter, and I also didn't add any cheese to mine. It still tasted really good and definitely reminicent of perogies. Tips: you will be tempted to pile on the potatoes, but use a little restraint - the potatoes will seep out if using a grill press like I did. It doesn't affect the taste, just looks a little messy and may run over onto your griddle. Also, heat up your mashed potatoes first for easier mixing. THANKS a million for this awesome recipe, this has to be the BEST way to use up leftover mashed potatoes!  -  12 Jul 2008  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I made these the other night for my husband and I for dinner. We were looking for something comforting and a little unhealthy...this fit the bill perfectly! It does indeed taste like perogies and even more so once they cool. The only change I made to the recipe was reduce the amount of cheese by about half. It could have used slightly more cheese, but not 2 cups. Anyway, we really liked this dish, but probably won't make it very often because the the fat and calories in it.  -  22 Nov 2007  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)