Spice up your culinary skills with homemade quesadillas! Follow this guide to learn how to make this classic Mexican dish the right way.
Quesadillas are a classic Mexican dish that can make for a delicious and easy meal. With just a few basic ingredients, you can create a tasty quesadilla your whole family will love. Follow this guide to learn how to make quesadillas the right way!
Gather the Ingredients
Before you start making quesadillas, it’s important to collect the proper ingredients. You'll need six-inch flour tortillas, finely grated cheese of your choice (cheddar, Monterey Jack, or mozzarella all work great), onion, bell pepper (either red, yellow, or green will do), canned jalapenos (if desired), and butter. assemble these ingredients and you’ll be ready to make quesadillas!
Assemble & Bake the Quesadillas
Begin by preheating your oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. On a clean cutting board, layer one flour tortilla, cheese and vegetables. Top with a second tortilla. Melt butter in an oven-safe skillet over medium heat and place the quesadilla into the hot butter. Cook until golden brown on both sides and use tongs to carefully flip it over. Place the skillet in the oven and bake for 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and quesadilla is hot throughout. Serve with diced tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole and salsa for added flavor!
Spice it Up With Condiments
Adding condiments is a great way to tailor your quesadilla to your taste. Depending on your preferences, you can add diced jalapenos, cilantro, olives or diced onions to the mixture of cheese and vegetables. You can also stir in chili powder, cumin or chipotle seasoning while cooking or sprinkle some after they have been cooked for an extra kick of flavor. Don’t forget to serve with some fresh salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream for maximum flavor!
Serving Suggestion for the Perfect Meal
Quesadillas make a great appetizer or main course and serve best with some homemade guacamole, fresh pico de gallo, and/or sour cream. Bonus points for adding in an extra side dish like Mexican Rice or Refried Beans as a side to make your meal even more authentic and delicious!
Tips for Storing Leftovers
If you have any leftover quesadillas, it's best to store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. When reheating, be sure to toast the outside of the quesadilla lightly before serving, as this will help bring back some of the crispness of your original quesadilla. Enjoy!