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 Published 2008-Jul-31   Updated 2018-Apr-02

- Submitted by Dahlia

(Mexican Quesadilla)

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Qusesadilla is a mexican dish which is nothing but a toasted tortilla with melted cheese inside. "Queso" means "little cheesy" in Spanish. In addition to cheese, you can put practically stuff anything in a quesadilla. You can add onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, any vegetables, meat, paneer, scrambled egg, guacomole, shrimp, olives etc. The ingredients can be sauteed before stuffing or can be added without cooking. It purely depends on individual taste. You can make it pure vegetarian or even a combo. You can even add some spices to suit to your taste. You can have it as a meal or cut it into sclices and have as a snack with ketchup. Here is a general recipe.

Recipe For Quesadilla


  • Large Flour Tortillas
  • Grated cheese - (I have used cheddar cheese)
  • Olive oil/butter
  • Stuffing of your choice - (Sliced mushrooms, Green onions, Black olives, sliced tomatoes, diced Chicken pieces, 
  • avocado, cabbage, onions, paneer,scrambled egg, shrimp etc.)
  • Salt - to taste
  • Pepper and garam masala - to season the stuffing


  1. Saute all the stuffing ingredients of your choice with little salt, pepper and garam masala and keep aside. You can even use without sauteing.
  2. Heat a large frying pan/griddle to medium high heat. Add 1/2 tsp of oil/butter and spread it.
  3. Place a tortilla in the pan. Flip the tortilla over a few times until it is nicely warmed and small bubbles are formed.
  4. Take a handful of grated cheese and sprinkle over the top of the the cheese does not land on the pan itself.
  5. Add little of the sauteed mixture (about 2 tbsp) over the cheese.
  6. Put some more cheese on top and top it with another tortilla.
  7. Reduce the heat to low and cover the pan. After a minute flip and leave it for another minute or so until the cheese melts inside and the tortillas are nicely browned.
  8. Remove from pan and cut into wedges. Serve with some iceberg lettuce, salsa, sour cream, ketchup or guacamole.

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Prepare all the stuffing ingredients

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Take a tortilla and top with cheese

Quesadilla Preparation Step

To with veggies and meat

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Top with more cheese

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Cover with the 2nd tortilla

Quesadilla Preparation Step
Quesadilla Preparation Step

Brown both the sides till the cheese inside melts

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Cut into wedges and serve

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Method 2 : Place the stuffing on one side of the tortilla

Quesadilla Preparation Step

Fold over the tortilla into half and grill it

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Comments (4)

Person   ()
I made this dish(with chapattis) for my son's lunch-box and he just loved it.
Thank you so much.
P.S. How do I make tortillas?
Person   ()
It will be good with chappatti too.
Tortillas are similar to chappattis. There are different types of tortillas like corn tortilla (made with instant MASA corn flour), flour tortilla (made with Maida) and wheat tortilla (made with whole wheat flour). You can make it exactly the way you make chappttis. But instead of making them at home, you can buy it any american grocery store.
Person   ()
very nice receipes
Person   ()
Thank You.

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