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Easy Cheesy Quesadillas

Easy Cheesy Quesadillas
 

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I’ve always been a quesadilla lover. At restaurants, I jumped on the veggie ones available and found they never failed. I never understood how they could get them so crispy until now.

These cheesy quesadillas bring together your favorite ingredients so you can have a quick family dinner. No picky eaters here! Each quesadilla can be custom to the person eating it.

I recommend buying a big pack of tortilla wraps. We buy the Wegmans family pack. It comes with 16 tortillas, enough for 3 nights of cheesy quesadillas for our family of 3. They don’t expire for about 3-4 weeks after purchasing, so that’s 3 our 28 nights of meal planning done! If you haven’t read my Meal Planning for the Busy Mama, check it out now.

 

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Easy Cheesy Quesadillas

Heat an 8-inch or larger pan to medium heat. If your tortilla wraps are bigger than 8 inches, you will need a bigger pan.

Butter one side of each tortilla. You will need 2 tortillas per person. My daughter is only 2, so she eats half a quesadilla a night.

Place the tortilla butter side down on the pan and add Mexican cheese. Place additional desired ingredients on quesadilla. My husband loves jalapeños in his and I like sautéed peppers and onions in mine when we have some leftover. My daughter eats them plain with just a lot of cheese, hence the name cheesy quesadillas!

 

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Place second tortilla wrap on top with buttered side facing out. Let quesadilla cook until golden brown and then flip, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat on other side.

I love to get dinner ready as fast as possible to have more time with my family. I will butter each tortilla as I go to get them cooking faster and pair it with a side of frozen vegetables, like edamame. It ensures I have dinner on the table within 20 minutes with little clean up.

Serve with salsa and sour cream.

 

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Change it up and try adding these ingredients to your cheesy quesadillas:

  • Cream cheese
  • Peppers and onions
  • A few sprinkles of dried cilantro (or fresh)
  • Jalapeños
  • Chicken BBQ
  • Mushrooms
  • Avocado and Kale
  • Mozzarella cheese and garlic

 

Easy cheesy quesadillas recipe perfect for dinner parties and an easy dinner night. Fast dinner recipe made in 20 minutes. Easy quesadilla recipe, crispy quesadillas. Delicious dinner idea made for picky eaters and kid friendly. #recipe #delicious #momlife

 

Easy Cheesy Quesadillas

Easy Cheesy Quesadillas

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Cheesy quesadillas on your family's plates in 20 minutes with the restaurant crispiness you love.

Ingredients

  • 8 Tortillas
  • 1 cup Mexican cheese, shredded
  • 4 Tablespoons butter/margarine
  • salsa + sour cream to serve

Instructions

  1. Heat an 8-inch or larger pan to medium heat. If your tortilla wraps are bigger than 8 inches, you will need a bigger pan.
  2. Butter one side of each tortilla.
  3. Place the tortilla butter side down on the pan and add Mexican cheese. Put additional desired ingredients on quesadilla
  4. Place second tortilla wrap on top with buttered side facing out. Let quesadilla cook until golden brown and then flip, about 3-4 minutes. Repeat on other side.
  5. Serve immediately with salsa and sour cream.

Notes

Try changing up your quesadillas with the following:

Cream cheese, peppers and onions, a few sprinkles of dried cilantro (or fresh), jalapeños, chicken BBQ, mushrooms, avocado and kale, mozzarella cheese and garlic

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 718mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 15g
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Kristin's Peppermints and Cherries

Thursday 31st of May 2018

I love simple yet tasty recipes! I have recently been making pb&j using tortillas instead of bread. My children love it, and it does taste very good actually!

Samantha

Friday 1st of June 2018

Oh that sounds fun for the kids Kristin! I may need to try that out with my daughter.

Dianna

Thursday 31st of May 2018

My family loves quesadilla night...I like it because it's how I incorporate leftovers into a new presentation!

Samantha

Thursday 31st of May 2018

Great idea Dianna! I love doing the same thing too.

Lauren Becker

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

Oh yum! I do love cheese quesadillas and these look super good. thanks for sharing.

-Lauren www.shootingstarsmag.net

Patricia @ Grab a Plate

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

I love quesadillas, too! I love how you crisped them up -- great info that I'll be doing the next time I make them :)

Samantha

Wednesday 30th of May 2018

We used to do them in the oven, but they just don't get the same crispiness as in a frying pan Patricia!

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