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Easy Cheesy Quesadillas with a Secret!

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

These Easy Cheesy Quesadillas have a secret. Yes they have stringy, pull-apart, melts in your mouth cheese oozing out of a triangle cut grilled quesadilla. But these tempting triangles are not what you think..

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

These luscious-looking cheesy quesadillas are dairy-free! Now you may be shaking your head at me saying, “Why in the world would I want to use vegan cheese when making a cheesy quesadilla?”

There are a few reasons. Maybe you are simply curious about cutting back on dairy, and looking to experiment with a few dairy substitution ingredients. Or maybe you just want to give the new food trend of “vegan cheese” a shot. Vegan cheese is better than ever nowadays. It’s noting like the hard as a rock plastic-y vegan cheese of a few years ago. Brands like Daiya are paving the way for cheese-lovers everywhere! Dairy free or not.

Another reason: maybe you want to reduce saturated fat in your diet. Whatever the reasons, there is one thing for sure: these Cheesy Quesadillas are delicious! Everything you crave in a quesadilla is here.

Husband-Approved. My cheese-loving husband adores Daiya cheesy quesadillas (and pizza, and cheesy pasta and nachos and more..)

Though dairy cheese is higher in protein, non-dairy cheese is lower in fat – more importantly, saturated fat. Compare the nutrition facts for vegan vs dairy cheese:

Vegan Daiya Cheese (1/4 cup)
90 calories
6g fat
2g sat fat
1g protein

Dairy Cheddar Cheese (1/4 cup)
113 calories
9g fat
6g sat fat
7g protein

Dairy-Free Easy Cheesy Quesadillas
2 flour tortillas
1 Tbsp olive oil
1/3 cup vegan cheese, any flavor
2 Tbsp roasted salsa

Directions:
1. Brush the ‘outside’ sides of each tortilla with 1 tbsp olive oil. Use remaining oil to coat saute pan.
2. Turn burner heat to med-high. Place one tortilla in, add the cheese and salsa and cover with tortilla.
3. Allow to cook for 1 minute on each side – or until cheese inside bubbles out the edges and tortilla crisps a bit.
4. Slice into triangles (I like to use a pizza cutter). Serve hot.

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

Easy Cheesy Quesadilla

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