7 quesadilla recipes for customizable snacks, lunches, and dinners

7 quesadilla recipes for customizable snacks, lunches, and dinners
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When it’s busy, when you just need a quick bite to eat, when you want something guaranteed to be tasty, when it’s time to teach someone else how to cook a basic meal – turn to the simple quesadilla.

Put what you like in one or two tortillas, bake your creation quickly or flip it in the oven and enjoy! You can get really customizable and creative with quesadillas and use whatever ingredients you have on hand. Of course you can stick with regular cheese, but you can also use proteins, such as beans and chorizo, and all kinds of vegetables, such as pumpkin blossoms or bell peppers.

You may like to pair your quesadilla with a sauce. Be sure to check out our collection of taco recipes; you can also use many of the fillings and salsas listed there with quesadillas.

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Quesadillas with mushrooms, spinach and goat cheese, pictured above. Let’s start with something non-traditional, with tangy goat cheese to seal mushroom and spinach quesadillas. This recipe is actually very similar to what I used to make myself as a snack after school.

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Corn, Black Bean and Red Onion Quesadillas† Just seven ingredients combine to make these ultra-easy quesadillas. Thaw frozen corn, open a can of black beans, and then all you have to do is chop up some onion, grate some cheese, and bake it up.

Mushroom Quesadillas† Mushrooms can do it all! Make them the star of these quesadillas. Use a mushroom of your choice, or use a mix. We’ve paired them here with melty mozzarella, but use whatever cheese you like best.

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Barbecue Sweet Potato Tortizzas† Is it a quesadilla? Is it a pizza place? It’s a little bit of both, and it’s a whole lot of flavorful fun. Sweet potatoes and peppers keep it colorful, and barbecue sauce adds a touch of spicy-sweet-smokiness without too much effort.

Shrimp and black bean quesadillas† Quick-cooking canned shrimp and beans ensure dinner is quickly on the table. This recipe actually uses Parmigiano-Reggiano, because “the nutty flavor works surprisingly well with this range of flavors.”

Potato Quesadillas† Quesadillas without cheese? These potato quesadillas are a popular snack in Mexico City and are one of those dishes that is much greater than the sum of its parts.

Quick Refried Bean Quesadillas With Corny Salsa Verde† Here’s another cheeseless track, with a bean filling and easy salsa to pair with it.