Quesadilla Recipes

Enjoy 18 of our favorite quesadilla recipes for a south-of-the-border meal you won’t soon forget.

Fiesta-Worthy Quesadillas

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Fiesta-Worthy Quesadillas

Not typically known for being the healthiest Mexican-inspired option, these quesadilla recipes use unique ingredients and lighter substitutes without sacrificing any of the intense flavor you love.

First up are our Spicy Chicken Quesadillas. So quick and easy to make, these spicy quesadillas will become a dinnertime go-to meal in no time. To make the dish kid-friendly, simply omit the pickled jalapeño peppers.

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Chicken, Mustard Greens, and Gruyère Quesadillas

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Chicken, Mustard Greens, and Gruyère Quesadillas

Ready in less than 30 minutes and worthy of a special occasion, these quesadillas are perfect for a weeknight meal or to serve to company.

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Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas

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Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas

Fuji apples offer a crisp counterpoint to the rich, creamy cheese. Substitute Honeycrisp or Ambrosia apples, if you prefer.

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Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas

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Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas

Give average chicken quesadillas new life with sweet peaches and spicy cheese. For the kids, try fontina or Monterey Jack instead.

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Escarole, Sausage, and Fontina Quesadillas

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Escarole, Sausage, and Fontina Quesadillas

Mix things up from the traditional steak or chicken quesadilla recipe with this yummy sausage-based dish.

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Corn and Chile Quesadillas

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Corn and Chile Quesadillas

Corn, shiitakes, and aged cheese bring meaty umami flavor to this dish. If you can't find fresh Anaheim chiles, substitute about 1/4 cup chopped canned green chiles. Sharp cheddar or aged Gruyère cheese could also stand in for the Gouda, if you prefer.

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Chicken, Mushroom, and Gruyère Quesadillas

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Chicken, Mushroom, and Gruyère Quesadillas

Build on the traditional Mexican classic by adding fun new ingredients like sliced mushrooms and a different creamy cheese. Watermelon-jicama salad is a refreshing side dish for this easy summer dish.

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Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas

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Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas

Browning the corn caramelizes its sugars and deepens the taste of this dish. If you have fresh cilantro on hand, chop two tablespoons and stir it into the salsa.

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Mango, Chicken, and Chorizo Quesadillas

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Mango, Chicken, and Chorizo Quesadillas

Chorizo, smoked pork sausage spiced with cumin and garlic, is often used in traditional Spanish cooking like this quesadilla recipe.

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Hot Smoked Salmon Quesadillas

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Hot Smoked Salmon Quesadillas

Cotija is a salty aged Mexican cheese that works perfectly in this salmon quesadilla. Shredded Monterey Jack helps hold the quesadillas together.

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Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Spicy Chicken Quesadillas

Fresh herbs and pickled jalapeños brighten up these simple quesadillas. Serve with a tossed green salad and a side of black beans to round out the meal.

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Poblano, Mango, and Black Bean Quesadillas

Poblano, Mango, and Black Bean Quesadillas

The sweetness of the mango balances the snappiness of the chile. Top quesadillas with fat-free sour cream and salsa, and serve with spinach and carrot salad.

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Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce

This intriguing dish is savory-sweet. Ripe—but firm—peaches work best; if they're too soft, they'll make the tortillas soggy.

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Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

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Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry Salsa

Leftover cranberry sauce transforms into a spicy salsa for these delicious turkey quesadillas.

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Black Bean Quesadillas with Corn Salsa

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Black Bean Quesadillas with Corn Salsa

Heating all of the quesadillas at the same time in the over is faster than cooking them one at a time in a skillet, allowing this dish to be ready in no time.

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Portobello Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

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Portobello Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo

Meaty portobellos are paired with flavorful pancetta in this appetizer. Keep the cooked quesadillas warm in an oven set to low heat while you're preparing the rest.

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Ham and Mushroom Quesadillas

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Ham and Mushroom Quesadillas

Serve these non-traditional quesadillas with salsa, sour cream, or guacamole. Flip them gently so that the filling stays inside. You can keep the quesadillas warm by placing them in the oven at the lowest setting.

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Zucchini, Olive, and Cheese Quesadillas

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Zucchini, Olive, and Cheese Quesadillas

This vegetarian quesadilla dinner is perfect for a Meatless Monday option or to encourage your family to eat more veggies any day of the week.

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