Quesadillas – Or how to prepare something in minutes

To describe this accurately: Place shredded cheese and optional fillings (e.g., cooked chicken, black beans, peppers) on a tortilla. Fold it in half and cook in a pan until the cheese is melted and the tortilla is crisp. As simple as that! If however you need a more detailed recipe, here it is!


  • 8 medium flour tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded cheese (e.g., cheddar, Monterey Jack, or a blend)
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 small bell pepper, finely chopped (optional)
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil or butter (for cooking)
  • Sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for serving


  1. Prepare the Filling (Optional):
    • If you’re adding onions, bell peppers, jalapeño, or cilantro to your quesadilla, sauté them in a little oil in a pan over medium heat until they soften. Set them aside.
  2. Assemble the Quesadillas:
    • Lay four of the flour tortillas on a clean surface. Divide the shredded cheese evenly among the four tortillas, spreading it out to cover the entire surface.
    • If you’re adding sautéed vegetables or cilantro, sprinkle them over the cheese on each tortilla.
    • Place the remaining four tortillas on top of the cheese and toppings to form quesadilla “sandwiches.”
  3. Cook the Quesadillas:
    • Heat a large non-stick skillet or griddle over medium heat. Add a small amount of vegetable oil or butter to coat the surface.
    • Carefully place one quesadilla in the skillet and cook for about 2-3 minutes on each side, or until the tortilla becomes golden and crispy, and the cheese is melted.
    • Repeat the process with the remaining quesadillas.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the quesadillas are cooked, remove them from the skillet and cut each one into wedges.
    • Serve the hot and crispy cheese quesadillas with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole for dipping and enjoy!

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