Guacamole-gouda quesadilla wedges

Published On: Apr 24 2012 12:01:22 PM PDT   Updated On: Sep 10 2012 12:01:23 AM PDT
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Prepare the recipe components in advance; then quickly assemble the quesadilla right before baking. To satisfy a hungry crowd, make several quesadillas at the same time. Your kitchen will be filled with inviting aromas. For a char-grilled flavor and crispier texture, toast the quesadilla on a stovetop grill pan.

Two 7-inch flour tortillas

2 tablespoons guacamole

¼ cup

¼-inch-wide strips of bottled roasted red bell pepper

¼ cup (about 1 ounce) coarsely shredded Gouda cheese

Preheat the oven to 375° F.

Place one tortilla on a baking sheet. Spread with the guacamole, leaving a 1-inch border. Arrange the strips of red bell pepper atop the guacamole and sprinkle with cheese. Top with the remaining tortilla, pressing down gently to make the filling adhere.

Bake for about 8 minutes, or until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are softened and warm.

To serve, use kitchen shears to cut the quesadilla into eight wedges.

Serve warm.