Easy Cheese Quesadillas Recipe

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Everyone loves cheese quesadillas! Make them in 5 minutes with just 2 ingredients!


Crispy browned tortilla with gooey melted cheese inside – doesn’t get better than that! How many of these yummy quesadillas are you going to eat?

crispy cheese quesadilla

Piping hot, straight from the frying pan! You’ll want to eat them so badly, you won’t be able to wait for them to cool down!

Cheese Quesadilla

Is cheese quesadilla an appetizer or main dish? It’s whatever you want to make of it!  You can serve it as an appetizer with a side of best ever guacamole or salsa from scratch.  I often eat it as a main dish – it’s on my “easy lunches” rotation :)

easy cheese quesadillas

Kids love quesadillas for lunch or dinner!

how to make cheese quesadillas

How To Make Cheese Quesadillas

Cheese quesadillas need just 2 ingredients – flour tortillas and shredded cheese! Well, the third ingredient is oil, but that doesn’t really count, does it? :)  Plus you can always use non-stick cooking spray instead.

To make cheese quesadillas, first heat a little oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Fit 2 flour tortillas on a frying pan as on the picture below.

flour tortillas

Add shredded cheese to half of each tortilla.

shredded cheese on tortillas

Then fold tortillas over so cheese is inside.

quesadillas cooking on a frying pan

Cook the quesadillas for 3 minutes (or until golden-brown on the bottom), then flip over with a spatula.

flipping cheese quesadilla

Cook the cheese quesadillas on another side for 2 minutes, or until golden brown.

cheese quesadilla recipe

If desired, slice into wedges before serving.  The easiest way to cut quesadillas (and pizza too) is using scissors :)  Yes, people might think you are crazy, but once you try it, you’ll never want to struggle with using a knife or pizza cutter for that purpose!

easy cheese quesadillas

What To Serve With Quesadillas

Make these easy side dishes and serve them with cheese quesadillas for a true feast!

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Easy Cheese Quesadillas

These easy cheese quesadillas are amazing! All you need is flour tortillas and shredded cheese! Ready in 5 minutes, this simple quesadilla is always a hit!
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: quesadilla
Cooking Method: Stovetop
Diet: Vegetarian
Servings: 2
Calories: 205kcal

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  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 tbsp oil

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  • Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat.
  • Add shredded cheese on half of each tortilla and fold the other half over the cheese (so the cheese is inside of folded tortilla).
  • Put folded tortillas on a frying pan and cook for 3 minutes (or until the bottom is golden-brown). Carefully flip the quesadillas over with a spatula, and cook on another side for 2 minutes (or until golden-brown on both sides).
  • Remove the quesadillas from the frying pan and serve immediately.


If you own an air fryer, also check out how to make quesadillas in the air fryer.
Serve with easy guacamole!
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Calories: 205kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 381mg | Potassium: 67mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 189IU | Calcium: 173mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. I realy like these recipes

    Best on the internet

    have you made them and this type recipe into a book yet –

    Is it ok if I get them off the internet and put them on cook cards?

    There are no “at home” recipes like this on the internet.


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