“But don’t quesadillas get soggy?”
That’s the number one question I get about meal prepping quesadillas. And the answer is no!
Want to know the secret?
It all comes down to how you assemble it and what’s inside the quesadillas.
Mainly, just not cooking with a ton of oily, wet ingredients (looking at you, salsa).
This recipe includes cooked peppers, cooked onions, raw spinach and cheese. Where’s the protein? Don’t worry about it.
These meals are filling enough without a direct protein source. And let’s not forget that spinach, peppers and cheese all have protein in them!
But, if you can’t eat a meal without a direct protein source, I would add mashed chickpeas, shredded chicken or cooked ground turkey.
Not a fan of peppers or red onion?
You can totally replace the veggies in this recipe with zucchini, green or yellow pepper, corn, yellow or green onion, other leafy greens, mushrooms – any vegetable that isn’t juicy.
Avoid diced tomatoes. That’s why soggy-ness happens!
Other ways to avoid soggy meal prepped quesadillas:
- Reheat these bad boys in the oven or toaster oven. Works like a charm.
- If you reheat them in the microwave, cover them with a damp paper towel.
- I suggest reheating them so the pieces of quesadillas are spread out and not touching each other.
- Let them cool completely before storing, this helps avoid condensation inside your meal prep containers.
These quesadillas can last in the fridge for up to four days and are not freezer friendly.
Serve with a side of salsa (that’s okay), avocado, and any other quesadilla-friendly topping you’re into!
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