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This Cheese Quesadilla has the perfect combination of crispy, cheesy, and flavorful. Ready to serve in just a few minutes with your favorite toppings. |

Cheese Quesadilla

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  • Author: Sam Hu | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 1-2 servings
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Cheese Quesadilla has the perfect combination of crispy, cheesy, and flavorful. Filled with ooey-gooey melted cheese and customized with your favorite toppings, these vegetarian quesadillas are a crowd favorite. Plus, ready to serve in just a few minutes!


For the quesadillas:

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 2 medium flour tortillas (8-inches in diameter)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese (or Monterrey Jack cheese)

For serving (optional):


  1. Heat the butter on a large skillet over medium heat for 1 minute until it starts to bubble.
  2. Place one tortilla in the pan and evenly sprinkle with cheddar cheese. Top with remaining tortilla.
  3. Cook until the bottom tortilla is crispy and golden brown and the cheese melts, about 2 minutes. Flip over and cook until the other side is crispy and golden brown too, about 2 minutes.
  4. Remove quesadilla from the pan and transfer onto a plate. Slice into 6 even triangles.
  5. Serve with your favorite toppings (such as sour cream, sliced jalapeños, and lime wedges) and your favorite dips (guacamole and/or salsa) on the side, if desired.


How to store: Once the cheese quesadillas have cooled to room temperature, transfer them into an airtight container in between layers of parchment paper to divide them, if necessary.

How to reheat: Reheat leftover quesadillas in an ungreased skillet over medium-low heat until the cheese is melty and gooey and the tortillas are crispy. You can also reheat in a 425F preheated oven for about 5-10 minutes until warmed through, or in the air fryer at 400F for about 3-5 minutes until hot and crispy.

How to freeze: Divide the quesadillas into your preferred serving sizes and seal in freezer bags or an airtight container. You can reheat directly from frozen by baking at 400℉ for 25-30 minutes until heated through and crisp.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Mexican