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Classic Quesadilla Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 542
This classic Quesadilla recipe is the perfect meal that you can customize with any of your favorite fillings and toppings. Choose from chicken, beef, or pork, and your favorite veggies and toppings.


  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

Optional Quesadilla Toppings

  • 1/4 cup white onion (diced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh jalapenos (sliced)
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/4 cup avocado slices
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo salsa
  • 1/2 lime (slices)


  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Toast the large flour tortilla on both sides, then add about 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese to the tortilla, spreading in an even layer. Add additional toppings such as sliced jalapenos, diced white onion, etc. Place the lid on the skillet and allow the steam to melt the cheese for about 1 minute. Then, using a spatula, fold the quesadilla in half. Serve with your preferred toppings such as sour cream, avocado, chopped cilantro, lime slices and pico de gallo salsa.
Calories: 542kcal
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican


Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 770mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 974IU | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 468mg | Iron: 2mg