How To Make Quesadillas

Here you can learn how to make quesadillas. They are a great last minute meal and you there are a variety of different recipes and fillings for your quesadillas.
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How To Make Quesadillas

To make a quesadilla, layer filling on top of one tortilla. Top with a second tortilla. In a skillet, add cooking spray and bake tortilla on both sides for several minutes until golden brown. Or bake in the oven for 6-10 minutes until crispy. Cut in triangles and serve. It is that easy!
frying quesadillas


How to Make Quesadillas- Fillings

There are lots of different fillings you can create in a kids quesadilla recipe.
  • Bean Quesadilla- Try refried beans and cheese.

  • Beef Quesadilla- Mix in cooked ground beef to refried beans and a couple tablespoons of salsa.

  • Pizza Quesadilla- pizza sauce, shredded cheese, pepperoni slices, whatever you like on your pizza go ahead and add it. See recipe below.

  • Cheese Quesadilla- add whatever shredded cheese you'd like, cheddar cheese and Monterey cheese work well.

  • Easy Chicken Quesadilla- add shredded cook chicken, shredded cheese, sliced or chopped vegetables.

How to Make Quesadillas - More Recipes

Pizza Quesadillas

  • 8 flour tortillas
  • 1 Cup of pizza sauce
  • 1 Cup of cheddar cheese, shredded
Lay 4 tortillas into a non stick skillet and place over low heat. Spread 1/4 C of sauce evenly over each tortilla. Sprinkle each tortilla with cheese. Place a second tortilla over the top. Cook 5 minutes or until the bottom is lightly browned. Carefully flip the tortilla and cook an additional 3 minutes or until nicely browned. Remove and cut into triangles.
pizza quesadilla

Bean and Vegetable Quesadilla

Saute vegetables you like such as chopped peppers, zucchini, onions or eggplant. Add cooked beans to mixture. Layer mixture between tortillas. Bake or toast in skillet.

Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas

chicken salsa
  • 2 small tortillas
  • 1/4 c. sliced olives
  • 1/4 c. chopped cooked chicken, shredded beef, pork, or seafood
  • 1/2 c. shredded cheese
  • 2 Tbsp tomato salsa, drained
Put ingredients (except tortillas) in a bowl and toss together.
Heat grill to medium heat.
Brush cooking oil on one side of each tortilla.
When grill is hot, lay one tortilla on grill, oiled side down.
Spread filling mixture over the tortilla and cover with the other tortilla, oiled side up.
Cook with grill cover closed, for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until cheese has started to melt, and you get nice grill marks, then flip and cook other side for another 3 to 4 minutes.
Remove and serve with taco sauce, guacamole sauce, or other favorite dipping sauce.
This makes 1 quesadilla – double, triple, or quadruple for more servings.

Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas

Ingredients: mushroom chicken
  • 2 Cups chicken, cooked and chopped
  • 4 (10 in) flour tortillas
  • 2 Cups fresh spinach, washed, squeezed dried and chopped finely or pureed
  • 1 (6 oz.) jar mushrooms, drained and sliced
  • 2 Cups Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
Spread the chicken on to one half of each tortilla.
Add the spinach and mushrooms over the chicken.
Sprinkle with the cheese.
Fold the tortillas over and press to close around the edges.
Heat a griddle or large skillet over medium heat.
Place the quesadillas into the warmed skillet.
Cook 5 minutes or until lightly browned.
Turn the quesadillas over.
Cook for 5 minutes longer or until nicely browned and the cheese has melted.

Vegetable Quesadillas

by Patricia (USA)

Use wheat flour tortillas, any type of melty cheese and slice roasted tomatoes, zucchini, or green or red peppers and layer between cheese. Add salt to taste.
Cook on each side. Top with more vegetables, if desired.
vegeatble quesadilla

Taco Quesadilla

Ingredients: quesadilla
  • kidney beans or refried beans
  • ground hamburger
  • salsa
  • shredded cheese
  • tortillas
Layer beans, hamburger, salsa and cheese on top of a tortilla. Top with second tortilla. Fry in skillet or toast in oven until golden brown.

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How to Make Quesadillas Recipes

Chicken Cordon Bleu Quesadilla

This is an easy chicken quesadilla that you can prepare for dinner when you are in a hurry.
  • grilled chopped chicken or cooked chicken strips
  • deli ham slices
  • shredded cheddar cheese
Layer cheese on top of a tortilla, add cooked chicken, slices of ham and sprinkle with more cheese. Add top tortilla and bake or toast.

chicken ham quesadilla

Chicken Quesadillas

by Chantal Haviland (USA) cheesy chicken

Our students made chicken quesadillas and loved them!

  • 1-2 chicken breasts marinated in Italian dressing
  • 1 bag Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 bag mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 tomatoes chopped
  • 1 package tortilla wraps
  • butter

Cook chicken in a fry pan. When half cooked, remove and dice into small pieces, return to pan and finish cooking. - Put aside and allow to cool heat a skillet on med- high heat place the buttered side of a tortilla down on skillet.

On 1 half of tortilla layer Mexican cheese, chicken, tomato, mozzarella cheese. Using a spatula fold tortilla in half and allow side to brown for a few minutes. Flip and allow other side to brown. Allow to cool and dip in sour cream/salsa and enjoy!!

Hawaiian Pineapple Quesadilla

by Myah (Columbus, Ohio)
You will need:
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • butter or margarine
  • 2 cups of pineapple,sliced
  • 1 package of grilled chicken
  • 3 cups of grated cheese whatever kind you like
Get a frying pan and put the butter on it then put tortillas and put the oven on 300 degrees. Next after the tortillas are done put the cheese,chicken and pineapple and flip the tortillas. Serve
chicken pineapple

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Dessert Quesadilla

Chocolate Banana Quesadillas

dessert Ingredients:
  • 2 8-inch whole wheat tortillas
  • 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter*
  • 1 large banana, sliced*
  • 2 tablespoons chocolate chips*
Place the tortilla in front of you and spread over the peanut butter. Place the banana slices at one-half of the tortilla and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Fold in half and cook quesadilla in a non-stick skillet until crispy on both sides. Cut in half and serve.

*Instead peanut butter you can use: almond butter, hazelnut spread, pistachio spread
*Instead banana you can use: sliced apricot, strawberries, or raspberries.
*Instead of chocolate chips you can use: white chocolate chips, carob chips, caramel chips

Try any of these Mexican Recipes as well:

Mexican Cooking Recipes
Chicken Enchiladas
Beef and Bean Enchiladas
Tacos or Burritos
Deluxe Nachos
Taco Salad
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