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Off the Box: Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Quesadilla — May 10, 2013

Off the Box: Bacon, Tomato, and Avocado Quesadilla

Brought to you by Land O Lakes Butter

Prep time 30 min; Total time 30 min


  • 4 10-inch flour tortillas
  • 2 TBS Land O Lakes Butter, softened, divided use
  • 8 (3/4 ounce) slices Land O Lakes Deli American Cheese
  • 8 slices (3/4 cup) bacon, crisply cooked and chopped
  • 1 large (1 cup) tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium avocado, pitted, peeled, and sliced


1. Spread 1 side of each tortilla with 1.5 TSP softened butter.

2. Place tortillas, buttered side down, onto large cutting board. Place 2 slices cheese onto half of each tortilla. Top evenly with bacon, tomato, and avocado. Fold each tortilla in half over the filling.

3. Heat 12-inch skilled over medium heat. Place 2 quesadillas into skillet. Cook, turning once, until golden brown on each side and cheese is melted (5-6 minutes). Repeat with remaining quesadillas, then cut each into 4 wedges.