Quesadillas originated in Mexico; it is a dish consisting of a tortilla. Tortillas were originally made with corn but now in modern days they also used flour tortillas. Quesadillas are filled primarily with cheese, a meat of your choice, spices, and other fillings, and it is cooked on a griddle, oven, or stove. Full-size quesadillas are made of two tortillas that hold the cheese, meats, and spices between the two tortillas. Half size is made of a single tortilla filled with cheese, meat, and spices and folded into a half moon shape. Quesadillas as a dish have evolved and changed because people have experimented with the original and developed different variations. Here are some of the best quesadillas recipes nowadays that people all over the world love. Now you can make it in your kitchen.
You can make this recipe in just 12 minutes. If you have all the ingredients in your kitchen. The preparation of what you need will only take 5 minutes and the cooking time is 7 minutes. It is a quick and easy delicious meal. This is what you need:
- Large Flour or corn tortilla
- Grated Cheese (you can use a mild or sharp variety of cheddar) or Monterey Jack
- Olive Oil or Butter
- Sliced Mushrooms
- Green or White onions
- Sliced black olives
- Diced fresh tomatoes
- Ground Beef
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Kosher Salt
How To Prepare:
- Heat a large skillet on medium heat (cast iron would be great). Pour a small amount of oil or a small butter and spread it.
- Put the tortilla on the preheated pan. Flip it a couple of times, you can flip it every 10 seconds. Air pockets should begin to form within the tortilla when it is heated.
- When you have the air pocket, you can pour a handful amount of cheese, just make sure not to land the cheese on the pan so you can prevent the burned aroma and taste of the cheese
- Now you can add all the other ingredients of your choice, you can add all the ingredients listed in this recipe. Make sure not to overstuff your quesadilla. This is a quesadilla, not a quiche.
- Lower the heat and cover your pan, the pan should have enough residual heat just to melt the cheese and make the tortilla brown.
- When the pan has enough smoke remove it from the heat; wait a minute then check if the cheese on your quesadilla is melted. If not, return the cover and keep on checking every minute until the cheese is melted.
- When the cheese is sufficiently melted, use a spatula to lift one side of the quesadilla and flip it over the other side (like an omelet).
- Remove the quesadilla from the pan and cut it into the shape you desire but I suggest you cut it in wedges.
- If you want to accompany it with lettuce, thinly sliced the lettuce and sprinkle some kosher salt and vinegar. You can serve it with lettuce, salsa, sour cream, and guacamole. This recipe consists of 407 calories per serving. Serve and enjoy!
Chicken quesadillas are great for parties and health-conscious persons. Imagine a zesty chicken, cooked peppers, and a delightful amount of melted cheese who would have to ignore this kind of dish? Served in a wedge shape with sour cream and salsa. Most people nowadays especially the elderly are avoiding red meats as much as they can due to their health issues but still wants to consume their favorite quesadilla or other dishes that why they used chicken instead of beef. This recipe will take an hour to complete. 30 minutes in preparation and 30 minutes in cooking but it serves up to 40 servings.
Here’s what we need to prepare our chicken quesadilla:
- 1lb of chicken breast (diced)
- 1 pack of fajita seasoning
- 1 tbsp Vegetable Oil
- 2 medium size of green bell peppers (chopped)
- 2 medium size of red bell peppers (chopped)
- 1 medium size of white onion
- 10 pcs Flour Tortilla (10”)
- Shredded Cheddar Cheese of your Choice
- Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese
- Bacon Bits
How to Prepare:
- Preheat the broiler and grease some baking sheets
- Preheat an oven to 350 degrees.
- Put the chicken into sheets with fajita seasonings. Mix it until the fajita seasonings are evenly distributed, and put it in the broiler for about 5 minutes or until the center of the chicken is no longer pink color.
- Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Stir in bell peppers, onions, and broiled chicken. Sautee and stir until the bell peppers are softened or stir it for about 10 mins.
- Then, on a prep table put the tortilla and layer half of it with chicken and vegetable mixtures, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, and some bacon bits.
- Fold the tortilla in half and place it on a baking tray or sheets.
- Bake the quesadilla in the preheated oven for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Put it out in the oven, cut into wedges then serve and enjoy.
- Lastly, this recipe contains 244 calories; 14g carbohydrates, 22g fat, 35mg cholesterol, and 505mg of sodium per serving.
Okonomiyaki Quesadilla is one the modern variation of quesadilla. It is evolved to adopt the Japanese culture in food. Also, Okonomiyaki is a Japanese version of American pancakes. It is a merge of Mexican and Japanese cuisine. It’s like the original quesadilla but instead of meat, they used bonito flakes and delicious okonomiyaki sauce. This is perfect for a snack or fast dinner.
Here are the 5 main ingredients for this quesadilla:
- 4 pcs Flour Tortilla
- 3 cups of shredded cabbage
- 2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
- 2 cups of katsuobushi dried bonito flakes
- Okonomiyaki / tonkatsu sauce (garnish)
- Japanese mayo
- Lime wedges
- Chili sauce
How to Prepare:
- Heat a non-stick pan on medium-low heat.
- Put tortilla in a preheated pan and top with a handful amount of cheese, make sure it is evenly spread.
- Top and spread with shredded cabbage
- Then, add another layer of cheese on top of the cabbage and top with another tortilla.
- Press down lightly with a plate or any round object to make the filling meld together.
- When the bottom tortilla is golden brown, and the cheese is melting, slide the quesadilla into a plate, then flip it back into the pan.
- Cook on medium heat until both sides turn golden brown and the cheese is melted.
- Remove it from heat and pan then put it on a plate. On top of it sprinkle the bonito flakes and squeeze some okonomiyaki sauce and some Japanese mayo.
- Lastly, slice, serve, and enjoy.
Lots of people ask, is quesadilla good for our health? Is it healthy? Well, what I can say is, the healthiness of this dish depends on you. On what you put in it. Quesadillas can be a tasty, savory, and easy alternative to a sandwich. Also, by preparing and cooking yourself and by choosing the right tortilla, cheese and spices it can be healthy. You can stay away and avoid processed fatty ingredients. You can pacify your cravings and healthily enjoy quesadilla.