Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas are a new addition to the quesadilla options in the freezer section of Trader Joe's. But quesadillas are so basic to make at home. Maybe perhaps for the premium price these would knock it out of the park for me.
Taste and review
In my quest for new items, I couldn't find a few things that I had seen online. Alas, no worries.
In the freezer section was a new actual food item. To be honest, Trader Joe's has released quite a few snacky things and I'm glad to see something new that can actually qualify in the "meal" category and not the snack/dessert category.
So the last time I tried their Southwest Chicken Quesadilla, I thought they reached just ok. I don't think I've purchased them since either. A quesadilla is pretty darn easy to make at home. It is like making a grilled cheese but even easier.
But I'm game to try just about anything so into the cart and into my microwave this went. It is a reasonable amount of calories unlike a lot of the wrap and sandwich options on shelves. In fact, you can eat this whole box for the same number of calories as the Cubano Seasoned Wrap.
The question is which tastes better? I like the Cubano wrap. I don't like the calorie count and if I'm going reach for a wrap I'm probably not just going to eat half. But this is ok with one glaring item that confused me to no end.
The "tortilla." I'm using that term pretty loosely because I'm not sure if that is what is covering this filling. I looks like a tortilla on the box. But if you look at my all-cooked photo, you can see that almost leaves the realm of what a tortilla is and goes straight to bread. And yes, I've reviewed flour tortillas here too. None was ever that thick.
The filling was good. Not much in the way of heat. The chipotle seasoning was prominent. It was filling with beans, cheese, and corn. But I got stuck on how doughy the tortilla was.
Now, yes, I made this in the microwave. But I'm kinda positive that this would be better off on the stovetop to get the outside a bit crunchy. But it is hot and I was in no mood to stand over a stove.
The wrap is quite doughy and pretty thick for a quesadilla. The finished product isn't quite as gracefully beautiful as the pictured quesadilla.
For $3.49 you get two in a box. They are quick and convenient, and the filling is ok. It just is going to hang on how much you love the traditional taste of a tortilla as a wrapper to the filling.
Would I buy this again? Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas only reach a maybe for me as a tortilla and cheese are pretty easy to make on their own and cost far less for me to make at home.
The box of Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare in the microwave:
How to prepare in anything but a microwave:
After being cooked you get something that isn't quite as beautiful as on the box:
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Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas
Product Name: Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas
Product Description: Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas make for a quick meal with no prep.
Trader Joe's Chipotle Vegetable Quesadillas are new and super quick to make
- It was filling and convenient to not put any effort into this meal
- So are any quesadillas and unfortunately this didn't knock it out of the park for me in terms of flavor
- The tortilla seemed extra thick for some reason which I wasn't wild about.