Quesadillas – 5 Ways

by Erin, The $5 Dinner Mom on April 27, 2011

I love the versatility of quesadillas. I love the different filling options and the different cooking options. If you’re in the mood for a smokey quesadilla, you can make one on the grill.  If you prefer to use a skillet or griddle to get that perfectly browned and crispy tortilla, then go with that option. Or you could always just put one into a sandwich/panini/quesadilla maker too!

There are probably a gazillion types of quesadillas…not only in the way that you make them, but also what you put in them! But today, we are going to talk about 5 ways…

(Because I really just don’t have time to talk about a gazillion ways! ;) )

What is your favorite filling for a quesadilla…besides the cheese, of course!!?!!

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kelly April 27, 2011 at 10:35 am

My friend Kristin introduced me to pizza quesadillas! Put pizza cheese and what ever toppings you’d like and dip in pizza sauce :) Yummy, quick and easy!


Catherine April 27, 2011 at 11:44 am

I love fresh cilantro and chicken with my obligatory cheese – my brother has been making himself “tortilla pizzas” since he was 6 years old and could reach the microwave! I think it is probably still his favorite dish now that he is in college.


Tim April 27, 2011 at 2:21 pm

Hi Erin, I love cooking my quesadillas In a Skillet or on the Griddle I love them with chicken or beef.
Tim from: fighter jet games


Amanda April 28, 2011 at 6:58 am

Ham and swiss or good ol American cheese! YUMMY


Kate April 28, 2011 at 7:09 am

Last night, I made quesadillas with mashed up sweet potato, green onion, cilantro and cheese. They were delish! My four year old asked me to put cut up ham from Easter in hers, and she said it was great!
{For the sweet potatoes, I mashed them until they were smooth enough to spread and flavored them with cumin and garlic.}


Tina April 28, 2011 at 8:26 am

Kate, the sweet potato sounds yummy! Gonna have to try that! We like BBQ (chicken, pork, beef): http://allrecipes.com/PersonalRecipe/53813125/Barbecue-Quesadillas/Detail.aspx

I’ve had a variation of this one, Goat Cheese and Sun dried Tomatoes, too, and it was also very good! http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/food/views/Goat-Cheese-Quesadillas-with-Tomato-and-Corn-Salsa-235221


Lori April 28, 2011 at 5:22 pm

I like to add grilled peppers and onions to mine!


Erin April 28, 2011 at 8:17 pm

I love this post! I have been on such a quesadilla kick recently. I always cook them in a skillet and I put ANYTHING that I might have on hand. My favorite, though, is probably goat cheese and black beans served with fresh guacamole. ( http://cookingwitherin.blogspot.com/2010/02/black-bean-and-goat-cheese-quesadillas.html ) Last night, however, we went with the straightforward ham & cheese. Yum!


Food on the Table April 29, 2011 at 10:22 am

I love the versatility of quesadillas too! Here’s an exotic take on it: swap tortillas for naan and use your imagination to make an Indian quesadilla. I use onion, coriander, masala, paprika, tumeric, tomato paste, chicken, and yogurt!


Leeanna August 9, 2013 at 11:51 am

My husband and I love making buffalo chicken quesadillas. Chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, sautéed onions, red peppers, a drizzle of ranch or bleu cheese, and LOTS of Franks red hot buffalo sauce!


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