Quesadillas are one of those versatile dishes that make for a tasty appetizer, quick snack or ultra-satisfying weeknight dinner. It all starts with tortillas and cheese, but there are a seemingly endless number of flavour combinations to test out in the kitchen. From classic chicken and gooey cheese to kimchi-filled, get inspired with these delectable quesadilla recipes.
Stewed Chicken, Refried Beans and Oaxaca Cheese Quesadillas
Buttery Oaxaca cheese adds a nice contrast to the spiced chicken and fire-roasted tomatoes in these mouthwatering quesadillas. You can cut them into wedges and share with a friend, but you’ll have no problem polishing them off on your own.
Quesadilla de Hongos
Make a batch of these quesadillas filled with mushrooms, cheese and a spicy homemade pico de gallo for an easy weekday lunch or a simple dinner during an all-too-busy evening (it’s better and cheaper than takeout).
Chorizo and Shrimp Quesadillas With Smoky Guacamole
Have one bite of these cheesy chorizo and shrimp-filled pockets dipped in creamy guacamole and you’ll be hooked.
Ham, Apple and Cheese Quesadilla
This is the ultimate of healthy snacks: fill whole-wheat tortillas with low-sodium ham, apple butter, apple slices and creamy cheese for a handheld bite the kids will devour. For more handheld snack ideas, try one of these sweet and savoury hand pies.
Waffled Chorizo-Cheese Quesadilla
Similar in taste to loaded nachos, cheese oozes out of these quesadillas when cooked, creating crispy-edged, cheesy goodness with morsels of spicy chorizo in every bite.
Lobster Taco Al Carbone
These may be called tacos, but they’re more like a quesadilla made with warm corn tortillas, tasty lobster, and a fresh yellow tomato-chipotle salsa. They’re rich, smoky and utterly irresistible.
Grilled Veggie Quesadillas
A great use for leftover grilled veggies, these ooey, gooey quesadillas make for a quick and easy vegetarian lunch or dinner.
A Quesadilla Bar
This tasty (and inexpensive) self-serve meal lets kids load up open-face quesadillas with their choice of toppings.
Chicken Quesadillas with Pico de Gallo
You could make a quesadilla with jarred salsa, but with this recipe, you’ll learn just how easy it is to make your own pico de gallo. Use it along with chicken, bell pepper and cheese sandwiched between flour tortillas for a tasty lunch or dinner any day of the week.
Pear and Brie Quesadillas With Cranberry Salsa
Sweet pears and creamy Brie (more cheesy Brie recipes here) are encased in a toasted tortilla and served with a tart cranberry salsa for the perfect combination of flavours.
10-Minute Green Gazpacho and Smoky Quesadilla
Smoked Gouda really elevates a simple, comforting bean and cheese quesadilla. It’s the perfect snack, or pair it with a gazpacho in warmer weather for a complete meal.
The Lux Quesadilla
Crispy bacon, fresh asparagus, savoury sauteed mushrooms and juicy chicken breasts come together with Colby cheese in this scrumptious sandwich.
Waffle Maker Quesadilla
Skip the pan and throw your quesadillas in the waffle maker for a quick meal ready in just 10 minutes.
Take this Tex-Mex favourite out of the kitchen and onto the campfire for a rustic twist with all the cheesy goodness you’d expect from a quesadilla. Everyone will have their own individual foil packets filled with their favourite ingredients.
Mexican-Style Brunch Quesadilla
Stuffed with guacamole, Monterey Jack cheese and chicken, this flavourful quesadilla is the perfect median between breakfast and lunch.