Craving some Mexican cuisine? Taste these delicious quesadilla recipes
If there’s one food that comes to mind whenever you’re craving the amazing spices of Mexican cuisine, it’s quesadillas. These amazing pockets of spicy joy are an easy lunch or dinner option that have a plethora of possibilities.
From gooey, cheesy fillings to hearty & meaty options, quesadillas really are a food that everyone can enjoy no matter the diet or restrictions. But what if you want to make this Mexican classic in a fresh, new way?
Luckily, we have flipped through the internet to find the best quesadilla recipes that will leave your mouth watering. Grab your skillets and let’s get cooking!
Southwest Veggie Quesadillas
This first addition to our list of the best quesadilla recipes is perfect for anyone who’s vegetarian! This recipe gives you the cheesy deliciousness of a quesadilla without the meat. You can even substitute the cheese & dairy for vegan options!
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 cup bell pepper diced (colors of choice)
- 1 cup black beans canned, rinsed & drained
- 1/2 cup corn (canned, frozen, or fresh)
- 1/2 cup onion diced
- 2 cloves garlic minced or crushed
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- ¼ cup chopped cilantro
- 4 medium flour tortillas
- 2 cups shredded cheese
For the sour-cream cilantro sauce
- ½ cup sour cream
- 1/4 cup mayo or replace with Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup cilantro, minced
- Juice of ½ lime
- 1 tsp olive oil
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat. Add the oil, bell peppers, black beans, corn, onion, garlic, cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Season with salt and pepper and cook for three to four minutes or until the bell peppers and onions have softened. Turn off heat and stir in the cilantro.
- In a clean skillet over medium heat, add a flour tortilla. Top with cheese, cooked veggies mixture, and another layer of cheese. Place another tortilla on top and cook, flipping once, until golden on both sides, about three minutes per side. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Slice and Serve with sour-cream cilantro sauce.
- To make the sour-cream cilantro sauce, simply whisk all the ingredients in a medium bowl until combined.
Want to combine two amazing classics? This next addition to our list of the best quesadilla recipes takes these two amazing staples of Mexican and Cuban cuisine and reinvents them, making a major party in your mouth.
- 4 flour tortillas or wheat tortillas (fajita size)
- 1 – 2 cups Cacique Manchego, shredded, (divided) (or more to taste)
- 4 slices dill pickles
- 2 cups Cuban pulled pork, (divided)
- 4 slices thick-cut ham (divided)
- 4 teaspoons yellow mustard (divided)
- Heat a skillet or large frying pan over a medium flame.
- Place a flour tortilla in the center of the hot skillet, add 2 tablespoons of cheese in one-half of the tortilla. Top cheese with 1 pickle slice, 1/2 cup pulled pork, and ham. Evenly spread 1 teaspoon mustard over the ham. Top with 2 more tablespoons of cheese. Fold one side of the tortilla to the opposite end.
- Cook both sides until the outside crisps and the cheese has melted.
- Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Spinach Artichoke Quesadillas
This last addition to our list of the best quesadilla recipes is a perfect way to get rid of any leftover spinach artichoke dip and make a simple day-after-party lunch! Win-Win.
- 1/3 cup spinach artichoke dip
- 1 medium flour tortillas
- 1/3 cup shredded rotisserie chicken
- Dash hot sauce
- Spread the spinach artichoke dip over one half of the tortilla. Top with pieces of shredded chicken and a couple dashes of your favorite hot sauce.
- Fold the tortilla in half to close, then place it in a dry skillet. Cook the quesadilla over medium heat until brown and crispy on one side, then flip and cook and until brown and crispy on the second side.
- Slice the quesadilla into two or three pieces with a pizza slicer or large knife, and serve.
Have any additions to our list of the best quesadilla recipes? Drop them below in the comments to keep this fiesta going!