Cheese Quesadilla

A quick and easy recipe for a cheese quesadilla! You only need 3 ingredients to make a simple cheese quesadilla recipe. 

Prep: 5 minutesCook: 5 minutesTotal: 10 minutes
Fat 49 Carbs 51 Protein 31
Yield 1 1x


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil 
  • 2 8-inch flour tortillas
  • ¾ cup finely shredded cheddar cheese 

Optional Toppings

  • 2 tablespoons salsa (any kind)
  • 1 tablespoon Greek yogurt 
  • 2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro 


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil. 
  2. When the olive oil is fragrant add a tortilla to the pan and sprinkle the cheese evenly over the tortilla. Top the shredded cheese with the second tortilla. 
  3. Let the bottom tortilla crisp up until golden brown (3-4 minutes) and then carefully flip the quesadilla over with a spatula. Repeat until the second tortilla becomes crispy and golden brown and remove from heat. 
  4. Cut the quesadilla into fourths and top the quesadilla with your favorite toppings. 

Tips & Notes

  • Other shredded cheeses that work well for cheese quesadillas include mozzarella, Colby Jack, and Mexican-blend cheddar.
  • Nutrition information does not include toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Calories: 760 Sugar: 2 Fat: 49 Carbohydrates: 51 Fiber: 2 Protein: 31
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: Main MealMethod: StovetopCuisine: MexicanDiet: Vegetarian

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