Quesadillas are comforting, cheesy, and so delicious. Loaded with melted cheese, vegetables, and flavorful meat such as chicken, beef, shrimp, or pulled pork, Quesadilla Recipes are perfect as an appetizer or a main course.
Here are 30+ of our favorite quesadilla variations that we know you’ll love.
What Are Popular Toppings to Go Into A Quesadilla?
You can fill your quesadilla with beans (such as black beans and pinto beans), vegetables such as (onions, bell peppers, tomatoes, corn), and other ingredients such as cilantro, sour cream, and avocado, together with a lot of cheese.
What is the Best Cheese for Quesadillas?
We recommend Mexican cheese for the best results. It’s important to use cheeses that melt well. For example, Oaxaca and Chihuahua cheese are some popular options, but you can also use mozzarella, Cheddar cheese, and Monterey Jack.
Should I Use Corn Tortillas or Flour Tortillas Quesadillas?
Traditional Mexican quesadillas are made with corn tortillas and melty white cheese, but you can use flour tortillas if you prefer.
Popular Quesadilla Recipes
This quick quesadilla recipe is loaded with melted cheese stuffed into a crispy corn tortilla shell. You’ll love this recipe and so will the rest of your family.
Stuffed with tender chicken, ooey-gooey melted cheese, and topped with a savory homemade sauce, these quesadillas are always a hit.
With these air fryer quesadillas, you’ll want to make them any day you’re short on time.
Made with scrambled eggs, green peppers, crispy bacon, and cheddar cheese stuffed into a crispy tortilla shell, these are loaded with flavor and protein. Kick off your day on the right foot with these hearty breakfast quesadillas.
Do you love the signature Taco Bell Chicken Quesadilla? Then you’ll love this dupe recipe. Just as tasty as the original, you’ll love how quick these are to make.
Everything you love about a chicken fajita wrapped in the melted cheese deliciousness of a quesadilla. This recipe is quick and simple to make and tastes delicious.
Switch out the usual chicken breast for sautéed shrimp to make this Mexican dish with a vegetarian twist. Loaded with melted cheese, tangy sour cream, and traditional guacamole, these shrimp quesadillas are a guaranteed hit.
Filled with shredded, tender beef seasoned to perfection, dried peppers, and melted cheese, these quesadillas make delicious appetizers.
A simple cheese quesadilla is always a great choice. This classic recipe is quick to make with a combination of tasty Mexican cheeses. Serve with guacamole and salsa for a traditional and delicious treat.
Spiced black beans tossed with peppers, onions, corn, and heaps of shredded cheese, this delicious quesadilla is loaded with flavor. In just 30 minutes, this one-pan meal is ready to save you on a busy weeknight.
These quesadillas are filling, loaded with protein, and truly delicious. Crispy on the outside, soft and gooey on the inside, these quesadillas are a real crowd-pleaser.
The cheesy goodness of a quesadilla combined with a classic pepperoni pizza, this hearty and delicious recipe is easy to make. It’s a filling recipe loaded with flavor. Perfect for a snack or a meal, these pepperoni pizza quesadillas are the perfect combination.
Made with perfectly seasoned flank steak or skirt steak sautéd with onions and topped with plenty of shredded cheese, these quesadillas are hearty and delicious. Serve with a side of sour cream or some homemade guacamole for a truly authentic meal.
Love Buffalo-style chicken? Then you’ll absolutely love these tasty quesadillas. Quick and simple to make, these scrumptious quesadillas are loaded with bold, intense flavor.
With this sheet pan recipe, preparing quesadillas for a quick meal is easier than ever. You can easily make a large batch for a crowd with this recipe, too. Soft tortillas filled with beef and baked to perfection, these quesadillas are seasoned with Mexican taco spices, roasted peppers, and spicy salsa, topped with just the right amount of melted cheese.
You don’t need meat to make your quesadillas delicious. This recipe includes bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, green veggies, black beans, and tasty melted cheese. Covered in Mexican spices, this dish is hard to resist.
Crispy tortilla bread stuffed with seasoned chicken, vegetables, and melted cheese, this authentic Mexican meal is ready to eat in just 15 minutes!
These out-of-the-box quesadillas are loaded with zucchini blossoms and Oaxaca cheese. You can also substitute with muenster or mozzarella cheese instead. Either way, this mouthwatering dish is sure to please.
These are no ordinary quesadillas! Made with ham, melted cheese, and a tangy pickle, these make for a delicious appetizer or meal. Perfect for lunch or dinner, these ham and cheese quesadillas are just delicious.
Better than your favorite cheeseburger, these beefy quesadillas loaded with pickles and your preferred condiments are the perfect meal. Your kids are sure to love them and they’re so easy to make.
Pulled pork sandwiches are delicious so why not give pulled pork quesadillas a go? They’re bursting with flavor and loaded with tender pork. Plus, they’re super quick to make.
These fried quesadillas are traditional Mexican street food and you will not be disappointed! Loaded with flavorful ingredients and fried until perfectly crispy, these easy-to-make quesadillas are always a crowd-pleaser.
Give your quesadillas a zesty twist with this chicken ranch version. Made with chicken, bacon bits, green chiles, ranch dressing, and melted cheese, these quesadillas really hit the spot. Serve with some pico de gallo for added flavor.
Smoky barbecue sauce and seasoned brisket make the perfect combo, right? Why not throw in some cheese and tortilla bread to make the juiciest, tangiest, most flavorful quesadilla around?
Made with smoky skirt steak that’s perfectly seasoned and topped with loads of melted cheese, these carne asada quesadillas are sure to please even your pickiest eaters. As an appetizer or main dish, this recipe is good to the last bite.
Loaded with melty cheese and spicy chorizo, this quesadilla recipe is absolutely delicious. The best part? It’s ready in 20 minutes!
Low in carbs and gluten-free, this classic Mexican recipe is quick and easy to make. You’ll love this delectable dish, which has only 3g of net carbs per serving.
Sautéd mushrooms, caramelized onions, and melted cheese are so perfect together, you’ll make this recipe over and over again. Filling and delicious, this mushroom quesadilla is a healthy meatless meal you’ll love.
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Quick and Easy Quesadilla Recipe
- corn tortilla 8-inch diameter
- ½ cup grated cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup cooked black beans rinsed and drained
- 1 tablespoon chopped red bell pepper
- 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
- 1 teaspoon olive oil for brushing
- serving options such as guacamole, avocado, sour cream, and salsa
- Warm the tortilla in a medium skillet over medium heat for about 30 seconds, flipping halfway.
- Sprinkle half of the tortilla with half of the grated cheese.
- Add black beans, bell pepper, and red onion on top of the cheese.
- Sprinkle the remaining cheese on top of the mixture, and fold over the other side of the tortilla to enclose the fillings.
- Brush the quesadilla with oil, then flip it with a spatula. Let the quesadilla cook until the bottom side is golden, about 1 minute.
- Flip again and then brush with oil. Cook until the second side is golden and crispy.
- Remove from the heat and transfer to a cutting board. Let it cool slightly and slice it into 3-4 pieces. Serve with toppings such as guacamole, avocado, sour cream, and salsa.