Smoked Pork Low Carb Quesadilla – A Low Carb Leftover Special

Smoked Pork Low Carb Quesadilla – A Low Carb Leftover Special

Well I noted that I would show you all that it’s very possible to make another delectable dish out of something made earlier in the week. I made up this little dish out of the smoked pork from earlier in the week and turned it into a yummy quesadilla with a little blue cheese side salad. Doesn’t look like leftovers to me! What do you think?

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I know that pork isn’t a usual ingredient for quesadillas, but these were delicious. It is very easy to substitute the pork in these for something else like chicken or beef. You can even leave out the meat completely and just keep it as a cheese quesadilla. I just wanted to make the point here that leftovers can be anything but boring!

Now I know that pickles aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, but my beautiful blushing bride-to-be absolutely loves them, so I thought why not add them in  a quesadilla! I think they added a nice little twist on a traditional quesadilla, and everyone that has tried them loves them too! Of course if you don’t enjoy pickles they can be left out or substituted for something like tomatoes.

Let me know if you’ve got any questions or comments, and please share if you enjoyed this recipe.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

For Quesadilla:

2 Low Carb Wraps (I used Mission low carb wraps with 4 grams of net carbs per wrap, which you can buy through this affiliate link)

1 slice (1/4″) of a Yellow Onion

5 oz of Smoked Pork (About 2 slices)

1/2 Cup Shredded Fiesta Cheese

1 Medium Pickle

For Side Salad:

1 cup Chopped Romaine Lettuce

1/4 cup Blue Cheese Crumbles

1 slice (1/4″) Tomato

Walden’s Zero Calorie Dressing (Affiliate link)

Directions:

  1. Spray medium sized pan with non-stick cooking spray and on medium-high heat.
  2. Saute onions and pickles until onions begin to turn translucent.
  3. Add pork and heat through then turn off pan.
  4. Heat a large pan on medium-high and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
  5. Place one low carb wrap into the pan and heat until slightly stiff and starting to turn golden on the outside.
  6. Take wrap off, re-spray pan, and put the other wrap into the pan.
  7. Sprinkle half of the cheese onto the wrap in the pan, and then put the pork mixture on top of the cheese mixing lightly.
  8. Sprinkle the other half of the cheese onto the pork and place the other wrap on top.
  9. *Flip the quesadilla and heat the other side for a moment.
  10. Take off the heat.
  11. Slide into pieces.
  12. For the salad, chop lettuce and tomato.
  13. Put blue cheese on top of salad.
  14. Drizzle some Walden’s zero calorie (Affiliate link) dressing on top.
  15. Enjoy!

*Note – To flip the wrap I will usually place a cutting board over the pan and flip the entire pan with the wrap inside onto the cutting board. Then just slide it back onto the pan. You can repeat to take the wrap off, and then cut right on the board.

Nutrition for entire quesadilla:

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Nutrition for side salad:

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Total Effective Net Carbs = 14.7

34 thoughts on “Smoked Pork Low Carb Quesadilla – A Low Carb Leftover Special

  1. This looks really good! I love quesadillas and its very high in fiber which is sometimes hard to find. How long did it take you to make?

    1. Well these were made with leftover meat, so I wouldn’t count the time to make that. The quesadillas themselves took maybe 15-20 minutes to make since I sauteed the meat, onions, and pickles first. If you use two pans the time is definitely shorter, since you can heat the wraps in one pan and have the meat cooking in another.

  2. Hi Pete,

    I have not try quesadillas before but these look so yummy! I’ve tried the wraps before and they’re great. Can I substitute the blue cheese with other types of cheese?

    Yvonne

    1. Hi Yvonne! Quesadillas are a great quick and easy meal to prepare. For the salad you can of course substitute any other cheese you would like on top of them. With whatever cheese you put on it, you will have to change the calories and carbs for them. Cheese, however, is generally pretty low carb, so I think you would be fine with whatever you put on. I hope you try them out and let me know what you think about them!

  3. Hey Pete! Yet again, I am nothing but impressed with everything you have to say. These are some pretty good looking recipes you got here!

    1. Thanks man! I try to make sure that my recipes are not only low carb but delicious as well! I hope you try some of them out and let me know how they turned out!

    1. Chicken or beef would be a great substitution for the quesadilla. Even just leaving it at cheese or combining different cheeses would probably turn out delicious as well. I hope you try it out and let me know how it is!

    1. I think meat and cheese wrapped up together with some pickles and onions are always a great idea. Putting them in a quesadilla just made it even better! It’s definitely a pretty easy recipe to make. I hope you do try it out and let me know how it turns out!

  4. Hey Pete, nice niche! Your article is good and your photos look delicious! It’s very helpful you put the nutrition facts.Anyway, nice article and your photos are great and delicious!

    1. Thanks! I appreciate your kind words. I think having at least estimated nutrition is always a good thing for people to see. Especially when they are trying to count carbs or calories.

  5. Hi, Pete. That looks really good! I have been trying to slowly change my diet toward healthier food choices, I’m so glad I found your site! Believe me, it encourages others like me (junk food junkies! 😁😁) that food can still taste good without all of the fat and stuff that’s basically harming us. I know that is one of the reasons I have not tried to change until now! I’ve always believed that to taste good, we needed to add the fat! Thanks so much for what you do. I’m sharing to my friends on Facebook! 😊😊

    1. It was definitely a slow process for me to change my diet, but it was well worth it. I think it’s important to always remember that food can be delicious without being “bad” for you. Of course there are some people that can eat fast food and still see their abs, but I am certainly not one of them. Thanks so much for the share, and I hope you come back and try out some recipes and let me know how you like them!

  6. Pete,

    I love pork and I love quesadillas, so what’s not to like?

    And they certainly LOOK appetizing as well. I learned to make quesadillas with flour tortillas, and did not know there was a low carb version.

    That’s great to know!

    Putting pickles in will be a bit of an experiment for me. Pickles are fine as far as I’m concerned, but never thought of using them in this context. But people put them on all other types of sandwiches, so it’s worth a try!

    So delicious looking, and quite easy to make. Using leftovers is simply a bonus!

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Roger

    1. I absolutely adore pork and quesadillas as well. I’m glad you thought they looked appetizing. I have been trying to work on my food photography skills. I didn’t realize there was a low carb version of tortillas until my wonderful fiancee let me know about them. You can sometimes find them in the store or online (I’ve got the links above). Pickles were definitely a bit of an interesting choice for me, but I don’t mind trying new things out, and they were delicious. I hope you try out the recipe and let me know how they turn out!

      Pete

  7. SMOKED PORK LOW CARB QUESADILLA

    Hi Pete

    I see you are getting creative with the recipes and that’s great
    Those smoked pork quesadillas look amazing
    you made me hungry!

    Will try to make them tomorrow ,I’ll tell you how it goes

  8. Awesome recipe Pete! Quesadillas are one of my favorite foods, and you presented them so well here!

    I was hoping you could substitute the pork, but an earlier reply you made said I could use chicken or beef instead. I think that’s what I’ll do. Or maybe double down on the cheese. Not healthy, but so good.

    Thanks again for another great post! You sure know your low carb foods. Oh yeah, thanks for that calorie chart in all your recipes! Nothing worse than being unable to see what a recipe has inside it.

    1. You absolutely can always substitute the pork with chicken or beef. In fact, I had just made some ground beef quesadillas the other day as well. I absolutely love meat and cheese. I’m glad the nutrition info is useful. I know that I always get a little miffed when I don’t see them on recipes. Especially on sites for healthy foods and recipes. I’m glad you like the post. Check back soon, because i’ll have plenty more!

    1. Cooking is one of my big passions in life (as you can probably tell from my site). I love being able to experiment and create new things or change up old ones. Being able to make healthier versions of things is just an added bonus!

    1. I am a huge fan of quesadillas too! I used to order them all the time whenever I was out at a restaurant, but then I learned just how bad they were (in terms of carbs and calories). Making these low carb and lower calorie was definitely a good move. Now I can make my cake and eat it too! (which makes me think of making a cake now). Thanks for dropping by!

  9. Great recipe! Simple and quick and it looks delicious! I will definitely try it! And I really like the addition of pickles 🙂

    1. Thanks! It really is a nice and easy meal that can be whipped up with leftovers. The pickles are something that I never would’ve thought about putting in there, but my fiancee suggested them and I’ve never looked back!

    1. I appreciate the comment! It’s a work in a progress but it is coming along pretty well I think. Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Love your website. Just point me to low-carb. Always looking for good low-carb recipes. Found plenty o your site. Can’t wait to try some. Thanks for all the good information. Deanna

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