The Secrets to the BEST Quesadilla


There are a few secrets to the ultimate quesadilla, do you know what they are?


How silly is this post? The secrets to the BEST quesadilla? Does anyone really have to make a post on a food blog about a tortilla and cheese? Why yes, this girl does and I’ll tell you why, because you’ve been doing it all wrong, that’s why.


The secrets to the best quesadilla


First, please either buy or make fresh totillas. Tortilla Land makes fantastic uncooked tortillas, done and done.

Second, good shredded cheese is kind of totally essential to a great quesadilla. Try sharp, Mexican blend or even actual Quesadilla cheese.


The secrets to the best quesadilla


Third and probably the most important is the butter. Yep, butter. Add a little to your nonstick skillet (too much is a fat no, no) after cooking the tortilla add the cheese and plop it back in the buttery pan. Cook on each side until golden and the center is gooey.



The Secrets to the BEST Quesadilla

Yield: 6 servings

The Secrets to the BEST Quesadilla

The Secrets to the BEST Quesadilla
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 4 minutes


  • 6 Fresh Tortillas, uncooked
  • Sharp, or Mexican Cheese Shredded
  • 1 Tablespoon Butter


  1. Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat and cook each tortilla on each side until just cooked.
  2. Remove the tortillas from the pan, add cheese to half of each tortilla and fold in half.
  3. Add a little butter to the pan and fry the quesadilla on each side, repeating with each tortilla.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving:Calories: 69 Saturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 5.1mg Sodium: 0mg Carbohydrates: 10.7g Fiber: 1.5g Sugar: 0.2g Protein: 1.4g


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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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3 comments on “The Secrets to the BEST Quesadilla”

  1. Love the bean quesadillas and look forward to trying more of your recipes

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