Cheesy Quesadillas

Cheesy Quesadillas

It’s hot out and who wants to turn on the oven.  Serve with my Chunky Guacamole and you’ve got a quick no-fuss dinner.  These quesadillas can also be served as an appetizer or a light lunch.  Easy to double or triple this recipe too. 



2 Large Flour Tortillas (8 Inches)

1 Cup Shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack Cheese

2 Tablespoons Minced Jalapenos

Olive Oil

1/8 Teaspoon Kosher Salt


Heat a large non-stick skillet over a medium heat for 3 minutes.  Put 1 tortilla in the skillet and cook for 2 minutes until soft and puffed slightly at the edges.  Turn the tortilla over and cook for another 2 minutes.  Remove the tortilla and place on a cutting board.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the shredded cheese and 1 tablespoon minced jalapenos over half of the tortilla.  Make sure to leave about 1/2 inch boarder around the edges.  Fold the tortilla in half over the filling.  Press to flatten.  Brush the tops generously with olive oil and sprinkle lightly with the kosher salt.  Set aside and repeat the process with the second tortilla.  Place the quesadillas back in the skillet with the oiled side down.  Cook for 2 minutes over a medium heat until crisp and browned.  Brush the tops with the remaining oil and sprinkle lightly with the remaining kosher salt.  Turn the quesadillas and cook for another 2 minutes until crisp and browned.  Remove the quesadillas and place back on the cutting board.  Let cool for 4 minutes. If you don’t let the quesadillas cool the cheese will ooze out when cut. Cut into quarters and serve with Chunky Guacamole.  Serves 4


    Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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