Recipes: Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

This is one of my family’s staples for either lunch or dinner.   These can be made VERY quickly and also “made to order” for the tastes of your little ones.   I like to keep some canned ingredients on-hand in case I do not have many fresh ingredients — but these are a hit and can save the night if the kids are cranky.   Let me know what you think!    Also — send some of your best ideas my way and I will post and credit you!


  • tortillas
  • grated cheddar cheese
  • Fillings – pick from:   canned olives, canned corn, black beans, leftover chicken/steak/pork, shrimp, cilantro (Trader Joe’s has frozen cubes that are really easy to use and you always have them on-hand), quartered cherry tomatoes, etc. etc. etc.
  • Toppings – pick from:  sour cream, guacamole, etc.
Put one tortilla on a flat heated frying pan on medium heat.   Layer on cheese and ingredients of choice.   Top with another tortilla.  Cover and cook about 1-2 minutes.   Take care when flipping (I’ve tried flipping with two spatulas, lifting one side while tucking/flipping under the other side, or even putting an upside down plate on the top to flip).   Cook another 1-2 minutes until cheese is melted.   I’ve also microwaved some ingredients just to warm them so the cooking time is quicker and the temperature of the food is consistent.
Prep time:    10 min
Cook time:   10 min

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