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A plate with vegetable and cheese quesadilla

When the kids are home, they’re always looking for food, aren’t they? You want to give them something quick and easy, but it has to be nutritious and taste good. Why not let them choose their own fillings? Set out small bowls of things you want them to put in their quesadilla and let them tell you which to add.

They take minutes to make on the stovetop, and you can make all sorts of flavour combinations and even add leftovers to use them up.

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Two Quesadilla in one pan.

Here’s a load of filling ideas

  1. Classic cheesy quesadilla: I like cheese in all mine, they stay together better, and oh, did you know I love cheese? Blend different types of cheeses like cheddar, tasty, and mozzarella for a gooey, melty filling.
  2. Chicken: Cooked, sliced or shredded chicken seasoned with Mexican spices like cumin, paprika, and chilli powder.
  3. Beef, Lamb or leftover cooked pork: Thinly sliced, cooked meat mixed with sautéed onions and capsicum.
  4. Vegetarian: Sautéed mushrooms, onions, capsicum, zucchini, and corn with cheese.
  5. Black bean and cheese: Black beans, cheese, and your choice of vegetables seasoned with cumin and chilli powder.
  6. Garlic Prawns: Cooked garlic prawns with sautéed onions and capsicum seasoned with paprika.
  7. Spinach and feta: saute some onions and or mushrooms, add some wilted spinach sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese and cheese of your choice.
  8. Sweet potato and black bean: Roasted sweet potato cubes mixed with black beans, cheese, and spices like chilli powder and cumin. (roast the sweet potato in your air fryer if you like. It’s quick and easy.
  9. BBQ chicken: Leftover BBQ chicken tossed in your favourite BBQ sauce with cooked red onions and cheese.
  10. Chorizo or salami: Make it like a pizza, with pizza sauce and cheeses.
  11. Breakfast quesadilla: Scrambled eggs, cooked bacon or sausage, cheese, and diced tomatoes.

Gosh, I could go on and on, mix and match these fillings or create your own combinations. Don’t forget to add your favourite sides, salsa, guacamole, or sour cream!

A plate with vegetable and cheese quesadilla


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I've got a huge list of filling ideas above this recipe. But here's how I make mine quickly.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Course Breakfast, Lunch or dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 2
Method Stovetop


  • 1 Frypan


  • 2 Wraps or flatbread. Homemade or shop-bought.
  • 1/2 cup cured chorizo slice thin
  • 4 or 5 Black olives cut in half
  • 1 handful Melty cheeses (I used a mix of tasty, mozzarella and cheddar)
  • 1/4 Red capsicum cut into thin strips. Mine was pre-cooked, but it doesn't have to be.


  • Begin with a cold non-stick frying pan: no need to add oil at this point unless your wraps are hard and dry.
  • Place one tortilla wrap flat in the pan, covering the pan's surface. Add your desired filling to one-half of the tortilla, leaving the other half empty. Fold the empty half of the tortilla over the filling, creating a semi-circle or half-moon shape.
  • Now, place a second tortilla wrap in the remaining half of the pan, covering the other half of the pan's surface. Add your desired filling to the half of the second tortilla that is opposite to the filled half of the first tortilla. Fold the empty half of the second tortilla over its filling, mirroring the shape of the first quesadilla.
  • You should now have two quesadillas side by side in the pan, each occupying half of the pan's surface. Place the pan over medium heat and cook the quesadillas gently until the bottom side is golden brown and the cheese inside begins to melt.
  • Using a spatula or an egg flipper, carefully flip each quesadilla over to toast the other side until golden brown.


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Check my filling ideas out above this post.  I like to make sure there’s cheese inside mine; it keeps them together and makes them taste grate! Grate. LOL
Or if you can’t have cheese consider a sauce of some sort.  Flipping your quesadilla without the sticky cheese may be a little more difficult, so you can always make one at a time or make them in an oven if you need to make loads at once. 

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