This recipe is a great way to put a healthier, more flavorful spin on cheese quesadillas! The original recipe actually only called for cheddar cheese, but we had some smoked fontina cheese leftover from another recipe and I thought it would go well. The added flavor from the hickory smoked fontina with the cheddar complements the tart granny smith apples beautifully! It’s heaven. Also, it’s better to cook the quesadillas on medium heat, a little slower, so that the apples have a little time to cook and release their juices. This meal is perfect for lunch or dinner! Enjoy!

Apple and Cheese Quesadillas

Apple and Cheese Quesadillas

Apple and Cheese Quesadillas

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 Quesadillas


1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1/2 cup shredded hickory smoked fontina cheese

2 whole wheat tortillas

1 medium size granny smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

Natural cooking spray


Spray a large skillet with oil spray and heat over medium heat (We used a cast iron skillet). Place one tortilla in the pan, and sprinkle a quarter of the cheese over half of it. Arrange apple slices, barely overlapping, on top of the pile of cheese then sprinkle the rest of the cheese over apples on the tortilla and fold it in half. Gently flip the tortilla once, until cheese is melted and tortilla is are golden brown on both sides, 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to plates and repeat process with natural oil spray and the remaining quesadilla; serve warm.

Recipe inspired by Whole Foods Market.