Air Fryer Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

Air Fryer Cheese Quesadillas

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Learn how to make a quick batch of cheese quesadillas in the air fryer. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner! All you need is cheese and tortillas. It’s really easy!

sliced air fryer cheese quesadillas

Air Fryer Cheese Quesadillas

When I am in the mood for some delicious comfort, ooey-gooey cheese quesadillas are definitely in the top 3. While I usually make my easy cheese quesadilla recipe in a skillet, I have recently started making it in the air fryer. Let me tell- it’s soooo good!

These air fryer cheese quesadillas are so easy to make in the air fryer. They turn out so crunchy and golden-brown on the outside with melted cheese inside!

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To make this recipe, all you need are these 3 ingredients:

cooking cheese quesadillas in the air fryer

Best Cheeses To Use For Quesadillas

When making the best cheese quesadilla, it’s very important what kind of cheese you decide to use. Everything from flavor to that famous cheese pull comes down to this!

Here are some of my favorite cheese I love to use:

  • Monterey jack
  • Colby
  • Cheddar
  • American cheese
  • Provolone
  • Mozzarella

You can also use a combo of these cheeses for the ultimate quesadilla!

eating a slice of quesadilla

Other Ingredients To Add To The Quesadilla

Besides cheese, there are a variety of delicious ingredients that go perfectly inside a quesadilla. My go-to is this chicken quesadilla in the air fryer. It’s perfect!

Here are a few other fillings you can add:

cut up quesadilla with cheese

How To Make Cheese Quesadillas In The Air Fryer

Now, let’s make these homemade cheese quesadillas.

Brush each of the flour tortillas with olive oil on one side. Then, flip them over so the oiled side is on the bottom.

Add some of the shredded cheese to one-half of each of the tortillas and then fold the other side of the tortilla over the cheese (so the tortilla is folded in half).

Carefully transfer each folded tortillas into the air fryer basket. Put a trivet on top of the tortillas so they don’t open during the cooking process.

trivet on top of a cheese quesadilla

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees for 4 minutes.

cooked air fried cheese quesadilla

Open the air fryer basket, remove the trivet, and flip the quesadillas over.

Air Fryer Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

Set the air fryer to 400 degrees once more for 2 minutes.

using a spatula to take out quesadilla from air fryer basket

After they are done cooking, remove the cheese quesadillas from the air fryer, slice, and serve.

2 air fried cheese quesadilla on a white plate

Cooking Tip:

  • If your air fryer didn’t come with a trivet, put anything oven-safe on top of the tortillas to weigh them down.

What To Serve With Cheese Quesadillas

When making these cheese quesadillas, I love to serve them with some fresh air fryer tortilla chips and a side of pico de gallo salsa and homemade guacamole.

sliced quesadilla on a white plate

More Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved these air fryer cheese quesadillas, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my go-to’s:

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Air Fryer Cheese Quesadillas

These air fryer cheese quesadillas are amazing! So easy to make in the air fryer, golden-brown and crispy on the outside, with gooey melted cheese inside! You will love these air fried cheese quesadillas!
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time6 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: quesadilla
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 172kcal

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Ingredients

  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheese
  • 2 tsp olive oil

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Instructions

  • Brush tortillas with oil on one side, then flip them over so oil is on the bottom.
  • Put shredded cheese on half of each tortilla, then fold the other side of the tortilla over the cheese (so tortilla is folded in half).
  • Carefully transfer folded tortillas into the air fryer basket. Put a trivet on top of the tortillas. (If your air fryer didn't come with a trivet, put anything metal (like a spoon) on top of the tortillas to weigh them down, so they don't open during the cooking process).
  • Set the air fryer to 400F for 4 minutes.
  • Open the air fryer basket, remove the trivet and flip the quesadillas over.
  • Set the air fryer to 400F for 2 minutes.
  • Remove cheese quesadillas from the air fryer, slice and serve.
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Nutrition

Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 1mg
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