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Havarti Shrimp Quesadillas

Apricot preserves add a touch of sweetness to the mushrooms, shrimp and cheese inside these grilled quesadillas. Or cook them in a hot skillet until lightly browned. —Susan Manning, Burlington, North Carolina
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen


  • 1/2 pound fresh mushrooms, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 tablespoons apricot preserves
  • 6 flour tortillas (10 inches)
  • 6 ounces Havarti cheese, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 pound cooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted


  • In a large skillet, saute mushrooms in oil and butter until tender.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon preserves over half of each tortilla; top with cheese, shrimp and mushrooms. Fold tortillas over. Brush both sides with melted butter.
  • Grill quesadillas, uncovered, over medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown and cheese is melted. Cut each quesadilla into four wedges. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 123 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 166mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • homemadewithlove
    Jul 27, 2016

    My family did not like these. Recipe easy but not desired flavor.

  • cbenne12
    Dec 29, 2015

    These were awesome! Didn't have any havarti so we used gruyere instead.

  • MmmCheese
    Jul 20, 2011

    Creamy Havarti complements the subtle flavor of shrimp beautifully in this recipe--it's the perfect cheese to use without overwhelming the other ingredients. 

  • kneer15
    Jul 13, 2011

    These were super easy to make and absolutely great tasting! The only downside we had to making them was to flip them on the grill was a little difficult because some of your ingredients may fall out.

  • Chalindria
    Jun 8, 2011

    I also agree that some seasoning is necessary. I think next time I will add some cumin and maybe a dash of cayenne. Good base ingredients though!

  • gretcheepoo
    Feb 4, 2011

    No comment left

  • wiscook
    Sep 6, 2010

    needs more spice, maybe chili powder, taco seasoning, we added taco sauce at the table.

  • fairytale daycare
    Jun 16, 2010

    These quesadillas are very tasty! My mom says they are the best she has ever had.

  • kmnowak
    May 26, 2010

    The family loves it. They say they'd prefer it to pizza any day. wow!

  • lin143
    May 24, 2010

    The flavors were great together. I added raw, chopped shrimp the my sauteing mushrooms and cooked until done. This made them very tender.