Such a versatile appetizer, lunch or dinner accompaniment. Everyone loves quesadillas and there are endless options to modify them to fit your mood. When it comes to the best cheese for quesadillas that’s debatable, but I generally prefer Monterey jack for it’s flavor and stretchability. If you’re up for some crispy cheesy goodness, here’s some inspiration…

Bell Pepper, Onion and Jalapeño Quesadilla with Chipotle Mayo

Peppers and Onions Quesadilla

Besides the classic cheese quesadilla, it can’t get much easier than this. I sautéed one small onion with one bell pepper and jalapeño, seasoned with salt, cumin and paprika. Just add it in with the cheese and you have a fresh, spicy, cheesy homemade treat. I topped with my homemade chipotle mayo (mayo + as much chipotle in adobo as you desire in food processor until smooth). 

Cauliflower-Poblano Quesadilla with Cumin-Lime Crema

Inspired by the blog of Smitten Kitchen, I make these all the time as they are a family favorite. I switch up the cheeses and spices occasionally but it is a great base recipe! It feels so good to look at recipes for inspiration and then add your own touch.

Chorizo, Corn and Potato Quesadilla

I didn’t get the glory shots of this one because my family ravaged the plate as I was cooking, continuously until they were all gone. My husband didn’t even get to try one! I cooked 1lb. minced chorizo, drained the fat and added 1lb. of corn (that was par-cooked on the cob) and 1lb. small diced potatoes (that were cooked just under tender). I tossed this with 4 chipotles in adobo with some of the liquid and tossed in scallions just before the mix went into the quesadilla. Topped with my chipotle mayo. Legendary.

Leftover Shredded Chicken Quesadilla

Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadilla

Check back for more quesadilla inspiration…

About Julie Parkis

About Julie Parkis

Mom, MBA, Yogi, CIA grad and food enthusiast looking to share knowledge of food/cooking and general wellness information.

I am happiest in the kitchen with people who love food as much as I do!


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