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The Ultimate Quesadilla Recipe Roundup

Quesadillas are my fall back meal on busy nights. Take whatever you have on hand, place it between two tortillas, add cheese to hold it all together, and cook until the cheese is melted and you have dinner. You can’t get much easier than that!

If you are in a huge hurry, you can cook quesadillas in the microwave in under 2 minutes. If you have 10 minutes, then cook your quesadillas in a skillet to get a nice crunchy tortilla.

Basic Quesadilla Recipe - and round up of quesadilla recipes

Basic Quesadilla Recipe
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 6
  • 12 tortillas
  • 1½ cups cheese
  • 3 cups of your favorite filling (beans, cooked taco meat, veggies)
  1. Brush the pan with oil and heat until hot. (350 on an electric skillet or medium high on the stove).
  2. Place tortillas on pan.
  3. Sprinkle 1 -2 tablespoons of cheese on each tortilla.
  4. Place ~1/2 cup of filling on top of the cheese.
  5. Top with 1 – 2 tablespoons of cheese.
  6. Place another tortilla on top and press it down to evenly smush the ingredients between the tortillas.
  7. Cook until the bottom tortilla is brown. Flip and cook until the other tortilla is brown, approximately 3 -4 minutes each side.
  8. Repeat until all of your quesadillas have been made.
  9. Cut in fourths with a pizza cutter and serve while hot.
Season your filling with taco seasoning or salsa to make a more flavorful quesadilla.

What are you going to put in your quesadillas? Below are quesadilla recipes to help inspire you to come up with a new flavor combination.

Pizza Quesadilla Recipe and variations on traditional quesadilla recipes

Quesadilla Recipes

Quesadillas are fairly inexpensive to make, but you can cut the price even more by using corn tortillas, which cost less than flour tortillas. You can also buy cheese in bulk and grate it yourself.

What is your favorite quesadilla variation?

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About Alea Milham

Alea Milham is the owner and editor of Premeditated Leftovers. She shares her tips for saving money and time while reducing waste in her home. Her favorite hobby, gardening, is a frugal source of organic produce for her recipes. She believes it is possible to live fully and eat well while spending less.


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