This 4 ingredient cheese quesadilla is such an easy recipe and is so good! This classic cheese quesadilla recipe is perfect as an appetizer or even a meal and ! It is sure to become a family favorite.
In under 10 minutes, you will have a mouthwatering crispy and cheesy quesadilla. This cheese quesadilla recipe is perfect when you need to clean out your fridge. It's so versatile and a great way to get rid of leftovers!
These are the best homemade quesadillas. All of the melted cheese on top of a soft yet crunchy tortilla make this easy cheese quesadilla recipe SO good. Best of all, these easy quesadillas call for simple ingredients and literally only takes about 10 minutes to make - start to finish.
My favorite option is adding a little bit of taco seasoning in the middle and dipping is sour cream, but that's totally optional. It just adds so much flavor!
A quesadilla is a Mexican dish made with a tortilla filled with cheese and other ingredients, like meat and spices, fried in oil or butter on a stove.
Traditional Mexican quesadillas typically use Asadero cheese or Oaxaca cheese. However, it can be difficult to find. Cheeses that melt well are the best types of cheeses for quesadillas.
I use Shredded Mexican cheese blends for this easy quesadilla recipe. You could also try using a blend of Cheddar cheese, mozzarella cheese, pepper jack cheese, monterey jack cheese, Colby Jack, or even a different cheese like Smoked Gouda for a unique smokey flavor! Use your favorite kind of cheese.
What I love most about these cheese quesadillas is that you only need a few ingredients!
Olive Oil: This helps the quesadilla not stick to the pan while cooking it. Nothing is worse than a quesadilla stuck to your pan, and you can't flip it! You can also use vegetable oil.
Butter: One of the most essential ingredients. Butter is what makes the quesadilla crispy, and it also adds a delicious flavor. You can use salted or unsalted; it is up to you!
Large Flour Tortilla: Flour tortillas are soft and will cook to a perfect golden brown in your skillet. I like using flour tortillas (whole wheat tortillas work too) for quesadillas because they're a bit more flexible than corn tortillas. You're welcome to use any size you want. Only have corn tortillas? That is fine too!
Mexican Cheese: The perfect blend of Shredded Monterey Jack, Cheddar, Asadero, and Queso Quesadilla Cheeses - this authentic Mexican cheese blend gives your cheesy quesadilla the perfect flavor.
First, heat a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat to medium-high heat, then add olive oil and butter. Be careful not to let your butter burn.
After a tablespoon of butter has melted, add your first tortilla to the bottom of the pan.
Warm flour tortilla and sprinkle shredded cheese evenly on top of the tortilla (make sure your cheese doesn't get too close to the edge!), then place your second tortilla on top of the cheese.
Allow the bottom tortilla to form crisp edges, which will take about 4 minutes. Once the cheese is melted, use a spatula to flip over the quesadilla. Continue to cook for about 3 minutes or until edges become crispy.
Lastly (the best part), place your quesadilla on a plate and cut into wedges with a pizza cutter or fold the tortilla and take a bit of all of that cheesy buttery goodness!
Serve it with all your favorite toppings or eat it alone!
The toppings for cheese quesadillas are limitless! I love adding sour cream, green onion, fresh cilantro, and a little salsa! Some other great options are red onion, sweet pepper, guacamole, and more kinds of cheese for a super cheesy treat.
I always say "everything in moderation". Cheese tortillas are made of cheese, tortillas, and fried in butter and oil. They're not particularly healthy, but one or two won't hurt!
I like using sour cream or guacamole, but you can also dip your quesadilla in pico de gallo, salsa, or even a homemade quesadilla sauce.
For added spice, you can add jalapenos, habaneros, chili powder, or use a spicy pepper jack cheese.
For this recipe, we are making a simple and delicious cheese quesadilla. But you're welcome to add whatever you'd like! You can add meat and veggies! This recipe is perfect for cleaning out your pantry or fridge!
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