quick quesadillas

Recipe: Quick Quesadillas

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Crispy on the outside, oozingly melted on the inside. My Quick Quesadillas are the perfect speedy supper for the kids or tasty snack for.. well, just for when you fancy a tasty snack…

quick quesadillas

I don’t know about you, but I really struggle to come up with variety when feeding my children.  I know what they like and sometimes it’s just easier to stick with that!  These quesadillas were a wonderful discovery when I realised that my eldest was on his third day in a row of ham sandwiches for lunch and that maybe I ought to mix it up a bit!

I love these because they really taste like a treat.  Jacob is always super excited when I serve them (and I mean super excited – on the same par as takeaway pizza excited!) The absolute bonus is that they take just minutes to put together.  They don’t even create washing up (unless you’re a stickler).  I use a dry frying pan to heat them through and I usually find that with a quick wipe with some kitchen roll, it’s fine to go straight back in the cupboard – no muss, no fuss.

quick quesadillas

My recipe shows a couple of options for fillings but obviously there are abundant variations you can try.  Here are just a few equally quick and easy ones…

sliced tomato, basil leaves & mozzarella

cooked, shredded chicken, sweetcorn & Cheddar

A layer of chilli con carne, a layer of greek yoghurt and grated Cheddar

So, without further ado, I introduce to you a revolution in lunchtime yummies…

quick quesadillas

Quick Quesadillas:

Chorizo & Cheese or Tuna & Cheese

Serves 1

You will need:

1 tortilla wrap

1 handful of grated Cheddar

1 handful grated Mozzarella*

3 slices of Chorizo OR 2 tsb tinned tuna

  • Heat up a dry frying pan and then add your wrap.
  • Heat the wrap on one side for 1 minute and then flip it over.
  • Cover one half of the wrap with half of your grated cheese.
  • Spread over your chorizo slices or tuna on top.
  • Now put the rest of the cheese over the chorizo.
  • Now fold over the uncovered half of the wrap to cover your filling and pat it down gently with a spatula.
  • Leave for 1 minute to heat through and then flip over for another minute.
  • Now remove from the pan and slice into triangles.

*feel free to just use one of these cheeses if you don’t have both to hand – it’s still super tasty 🙂

Please do get in touch in the comment section below to let me know what your favourite fillings are! 

Colette Broomhead

I am a 30 something mother of 2 little boys and I live with them and my husband in Nottingham. My passions are my family and friends, my kitchen, my cookery books and all things food and drink!

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