Cheesy Prosciutto & Pepper Quesadillas with Roasted Purple Potatoes & Guacamole

Cheesy Prosciutto & Pepper Quesadillas

with Roasted Purple Potatoes & Guacamole

40 MIN
4 Servings
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From the Test Kitchen

These irresistible quesadillas feature sliced prosciutto (an Italian dry-cured ham), which finds rich complement from layers of melty monterey jack and sweet sautéed onion and pepper. A creamy guacamole dipper provides the perfect complement for everything on the plate.
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Cheesy Prosciutto & Pepper Quesadillas with Roasted Purple Potatoes & Guacamole
Title
  • 6 oz Prosciutto
  • 1¼ lbs Purple Potatoes
  • 1 Yellow Onion
  • 1 oz Sweet Piquante Peppers
  • 4 oz Monterey Jack Cheese
  • ¼ cup Sour Cream
  • ½ cup Guacamole
  • 1 Poblano Pepper
  • 8 Flour Tortillas
Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Roughly chop the piquante peppers. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Cut off and discard the stem of the poblano pepper. Halve the pepper lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and guacamole. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

Roast the potatoes
2 Roast the potatoes

Place the potato wedges on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer, skin side down. Roast 27 to 29 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.  

Cook & finish the vegetables
3 Cook & finish the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion and sliced poblano pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped piquante peppers

Assemble the quesadillas
4 Assemble the quesadillas

Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the grated cheese, prosciutto (removing the plastic lining between the slices), and finished vegetables. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling. Rinse and wipe out the pan used to cook the vegetables. 

Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish
5 Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in batches, add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping and between batches). Transfer to a cutting board and cut into equal-sized wedges. Serve the cooked quesadillas with the roasted potatoes and creamy guacamole on the side. Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

Prepare the ingredients
1 Prepare the ingredients

Place an oven rack in the center of the oven; preheat to 450°F. Wash and dry the fresh produce. Cut the potatoes into 1-inch-wide wedges. Halve, peel, and thinly slice the onion. Roughly chop the piquante peppers. Grate the cheese on the large side of a box grater. Cut off and discard the stem of the poblano pepper. Halve the pepper lengthwise; remove the ribs and seeds, then thinly slice crosswise. Thoroughly wash your hands, knife, and cutting board immediately after handling. In a bowl, combine the sour cream and guacamole. Taste, then season with salt and pepper if desired.

2 Roast the potatoes

Place the potato wedges on a sheet pan. Drizzle with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat; arrange in an even layer, skin side down. Roast 27 to 29 minutes, or until browned and tender when pierced with a fork. Remove from the oven.  

Roast the potatoes
Cook & finish the vegetables
3 Cook & finish the vegetables

Meanwhile, in a large pan (nonstick, if you have one), heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the sliced onion and sliced poblano pepper. Season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5 to 6 minutes, or until lightly browned and softened. Turn off the heat and stir in the chopped piquante peppers

4 Assemble the quesadillas

Place the tortillas on a work surface. Top one half of each tortilla with the grated cheese, prosciutto (removing the plastic lining between the slices), and finished vegetables. Fold the tortillas in half over the filling. Rinse and wipe out the pan used to cook the vegetables. 

Assemble the quesadillas
Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish
5 Cook the quesadillas & serve your dish

In the same pan, heat a drizzle of olive oil on medium until hot. Working in batches, add the quesadillas. Cook 2 to 4 minutes per side, or until lightly browned and the cheese is melted (if the pan seems dry, add a drizzle of olive oil before flipping and between batches). Transfer to a cutting board and cut into equal-sized wedges. Serve the cooked quesadillas with the roasted potatoes and creamy guacamole on the side. Enjoy!

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