Even if you don’t feel like cooking, we bet you have the energy to fill a tortilla with cheese. A loaded quesadilla is a great option for busy weeknights when all that you want is a quick and satisfying meal. They can be made with a wide range of ingredients, making them a great way to use up leftovers or get creative with new flavors. Take a look around your fridge. There are probably a few vegetables hiding out in the crisper drawer that would be a lovely addition to a cheesy loaded quesadilla.
Why we love quesadillas
- Quick and Easy to Prepare: Quesadillas can be made in just a few minutes, which makes them a perfect option for busy weeknights when you don’t have a lot of time to spend in the kitchen.
- Customizable: You can use anything from chicken and beef to vegetables and cheese. Try experimenting with different types of salsa, hot sauce, and other toppings.
- Portable: Quesadillas are easy to eat on the go, which makes them a great option for busy families or for those who want to take their dinner on the road.
- Kid-Friendly: Quesadillas are a great option for kids who are picky eaters. They can be made with kid-friendly ingredients like cheese, chicken, and vegetables, and they are easy to cut into bite-sized pieces.
7 Loaded Quesadilla Recipes We love
Mexican Beef Quesadillas with Creamy Corn & Shishito Pepper Salsa
It doesn’t get much more satisfying than crispy, golden-brown tortillas folded over melted cheese—except when deliciously saucy beef enters the picture. To balance the richness of our hearty quesadillas, we’re tossing a sauté of sweet corn and shishito peppers
Mushroom & Poblano Pepper Loaded Quesadillas
These gourmet quesadillas are layered with three kinds of mushrooms (button-topped cremini, and ruffled oyster and maitake), creamy Monterey Jack cheese and plenty of vegetables—including a roasted poblano pepper.
Spicy Zucchini Quesadillas with Poblano Pepper & Fried Eggs
To top these zesty shredded zucchini and cheddar quesadillas, we’re making an easy take on rajas con crema, a comforting Mexican dish of smoky roasted poblano strips coated with smooth crema or sour cream.
Cheesy Chipotle Black Bean Quesadillas
This classic recipe features tender chicken and gooey cheese, topped with fresh pico de gallo for a burst of flavor.
Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas
This vegetarian recipe combines protein-packed black beans and cheese with a sweet and spicy mango-avocado salsa.
Roasted Sweet Potato Quesadillas
This recipe features juicy steak and melty cheese, topped with tangy chimichurri sauce for a burst of flavor.
Crispy Cheese Quesadillas with Poblano Pepper & Queso Blanco
Our quesadillas are loaded with a duo of Monterey Jack and queso blanco cheeses, which delightfully melt around a filling of tender cremini mushrooms and poblano pepper.