Like Cheese? You're Going to Love These Quesadilla Recipes
Hectic nights call for fast weeknight dinners, and these tasty quesadilla recipes totally fit the bill. Okay, we know what you’re thinking: Not another bland flour tortilla stuffed with melted cheese again—say it ain’t so? It’s a good thing we’ve gone beyond its basic form for more unexpected versions that will still allow you to get dinner on the table quickly without having to wait in line at your local Mexican spot. Ready to step up your quesadilla game? We’ve got recipes loaded with meaty fillings that go beyond chicken. That’s right. We managed to sneak some barbecue pork and even meatloaf (trust us, it's good!) in between for the sake of keeping things interesting. Regardless, all of them prove that with a tortilla as your blank canvas, you can really make a delicious masterpiece for lunch or dinner. So satisfying yet so easy to make, it’s almost too good to be true.
Quesadillas al Pastor
Recipe: Quesadillas al Pastor
Finger foods are a game-day staple, and these quesadillas are perfect for your tailgating crowd. With one hand used for snacking and the other for cheering on your favorite team, this appetizer is a complete game-changer.
Recipe: Turkey Quesadillas
Got leftover turkey? Here's a delicious way to use it up.
Pickled Summer Squash Quesadillas
These quick quesadillas are packed with pickled favorites and the best of the season, including summer squash and bell peppers.
Grilled Chicken Quesadillas
Barbecued Pork Quesadillas
Recipe: Barbecued Pork Quesadillas
We just couldn't help ourselves. Because when barbecue and quesadillas meet, it's magic. Easy to make and always delicious, this six-ingredient recipe will become a regular in your weeknight rotation.
Meatloaf Quesadillas with Logan Junior Chef
If you're stuck with leftover meatloaf, there's no reason to let it sit in the fridge. Why not turn it into an easy, cheesy quesadilla? Logan Junior Chef of Memphis, Tennessee is the winner of our Best Southern Cook competition, and this whiz kid's cooking up just what you need. He's sharing his juicy, flavorful meatloaf recipe – aptly titled "Fiesta Meatloaf" – and how you can turn last night's dinner into today's hot lunch.
Logan Junior Chef's Fiesta Meatloaf
1 1/4 cup ground beef
1/4 cup ketchup
1/4 cup of finely diced red peppers
1/2 cup bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 t wasabi powder
1 tablespoon mustard prepared
1/2 diced onion
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
Salt to taste (Logan recommends a large pinch)
8 flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1 red pepper, thinly sliced
Mix all meatloaf ingredients until combined. Form into a loaf, and then bake at 350˚F for 40 minutes or until inside is 160˚F. To assemble the quesadilla, add cheese, meatloaf, and strips of red pepper between the flour tortillas, and grill on both sides. To make Logan's special dipping sauce, mix together ketchup, mustard, mayonnaise, some Worcestershire sauce, and a little bit of cayenne pepper.