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Easy Shrimp Quesadillas: A Simple and Tasty Recipe


2 tablespoons vegetable oil

1 onion, sliced

1 red bell pepper, sliced

1 green bell pepper, sliced

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 pound uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and minced

1 lime, juiced

1 teaspoon vegetable oil, or as needed

6 large flour tortillas

3 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend, divided


1. Heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is translucent and peppers are soft, 6 to 8 minutes.

2. Add salt, cumin, and chili powder; stir to coat onion and bell peppers.

3. Add shrimp; cook and stir until shrimp are opaque and no longer pink in the center, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove skillet from heat and stir in minced jalapeño and lime juice.

4. Heat a skillet over medium heat and brush with about 1 teaspoon vegetable oil. Place one tortilla in the hot oil; spoon about 1/6 of the shrimp filling and 1/2 cup Mexican cheese blend on one side of tortilla. Fold tortilla in half.

5. Cook until bottom of tortilla is lightly browned, about 5 minutes; flip and cook other side until lightly browned, 3 to 5 minutes. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.

Cooking Time

Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hrs
Total Time: 1 hrs 15 mins

Nutrition Facts

753 Calories

37g Fat

68g Carbs

38g Protein

This recipe is a great option for anyone who loves Mexican food and seafood. The ingredients list is fairly short and simple, allowing for a quick and easy preparation.

First, the onion and bell peppers are sautéed in a large skillet with vegetable oil until they become tender. Then, the spices are added to coat the vegetables, followed by the shrimp. Once the shrimp cooks all the way through, the jalapeño and lime juice are added in for flavor.

To assemble the quesadillas, a tortilla is placed in a hot oiled skillet, followed by a portion of the shrimp and vegetable mixture, and a generous helping of shredded Mexican cheese blend. The tortilla is then folded in half and cooked on both sides until crispy and golden brown. Repeat this step for the remaining tortillas and filling, and you’ve got a delicious and filling meal that is perfect for any time of day.

One serving clocks in at 753 calories and includes 37 grams of fat, 68 grams of carbs, and 38 grams of protein. This recipe serves six, making it a great option for a family dinner or meal prep for the week.