Enjoy 18 of our favorite quesadilla recipes for a south-of-the-border meal you won’t soon forget.
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.
View Recipe: Spicy Chicken Quesadillas
Ready in less than 30 minutes and worthy of a special occasion, these quesadillas are perfect for a weeknight meal or to serve
View Recipe: Chicken, Mustard Greens, and Gruyère Quesadillas
Fuji apples offer a crisp counterpoint to the rich, creamy cheese. Substitute Honeycrisp or Ambrosia apples, if you prefer.
View Recipe: Brie, Apple, and Arugula Quesadillas
Give average chicken quesadillas new life with sweet peaches and spicy cheese. For the kids, try fontina or Monterey Jack
View Recipe: Pepper Jack, Chicken, and Peach Quesadillas
Mix things up from the traditional steak or chicken quesadilla recipe with this yummy sausage-based dish.
View Recipe: Escarole, Sausage, and Fontina 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
View Recipe: Corn and Chile 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.
View Recipe: Chicken, Mushroom, and Gruyère 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.
View Recipe: Goat Cheese and Roasted Corn Quesadillas
Chorizo, smoked pork sausage spiced with cumin and garlic, is often used in traditional Spanish cooking like this quesadilla
View Recipe: Mango, Chicken, and Chorizo Quesadillas
Cotija is a salty aged Mexican cheese that works perfectly in this salmon quesadilla. Shredded Monterey Jack helps hold the
View Recipe: Hot Smoked Salmon 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.
View Recipe: Spicy Chicken 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.
View Recipe: Poblano, Mango, and Black Bean Quesadillas
This intriguing dish is savory-sweet. Ripe—but firm—peaches work best; if they're too soft, they'll make the tortillas soggy.
View Recipe: Peach and Brie Quesadillas with Lime-Honey Dipping Sauce
Leftover cranberry sauce transforms into a spicy salsa for these delicious turkey quesadillas.
View Recipe: Jack Quesadillas with Cranberry 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.
View Recipe: Black Bean Quesadillas with Corn Salsa
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.
View Recipe: Portobello Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo
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.
View Recipe: Ham and Mushroom 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.
View Recipe: Zucchini, Olive, and Cheese Quesadillas