Potato, Bacon and Scallion Quesadillas


Ingredients (to make three large quesadillas)

  • 2 russet potatoes
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 6 scallions (white parts only)
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 1 cup part skim mozzarella cheese, shredded
  • dollop of sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • pinch of crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Slice russet potatoes on a mandoline and place on a large baking pan
  3. Drizzle potatoes with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  4. Lay bacon on a large baking pan.
  5. Cook potatoes and bacon for 25 minutes.
  6. Brush melted butter on outsides of flour tortillas.
  7. Place butter side down and build quesadilla.
  8. Start with cheese, then add potatoes, bacon, jalapeño, scallion, arugula and more cheese.
  9. Place tortilla on top. Brush with melted butter.
  10. Cook until cheese starts to melt and bottom tortilla browns nicely. Flip and brown other side.


Until next time, Kris