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Just three ingredients to make an ideal after-school snack, or serve with soup for a light supper. Kids can easily assemble the quick quesadillas but should get an adult's help popping them under the grill.

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IngredientsServes: 2

  • 4 flour tortillas
  • 125ml shop-bought salsa
  • 75g grated Cheddar cheese

MethodPrep:2min ›Cook:6min ›Ready in:8min

  1. Place two tortillas on a greased baking tray. Top each with salsa, cheese and remaining tortillas. Grill 10cm from the heat for 3 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Cut into wedges.

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Reviews & ratingsAverage global rating:(94)

Reviews in English (81)

fantastic even easy for the kids to either help making or make themselves apart from cooking/grilling them-10 Feb 2009

I wanted to use up 2 tortillas that were left over. I'm not that keen on salsa but had some in so gave it a try for my lunch. It was delicious! My little girl loved it too. Would be lovely with chicken for a more substantial meal and say served with rice. I will never throw any wraps away again! Thank you.-27 Jun 2014

Altered ingredient amounts.before making the wraps up a put butter in them to hold it together better and grilled them instead of oven baking but same great kids can't wait to have them again-10 Feb 2009

Recipe Summary

  • 4 teaspoons canola oil
  • 8 corn or flour tortillas
  • 2 cups grated cheese, like queso blanco or Monterey Jack
  • 1 cup filling, room temperature (optional)
  • Sour cream, for serving (optional)
  • Tomato Salsa, for serving (optional)
  • Chunky Guacamole, for serving (optional)

Heat a skillet over medium heat, and add 1/2 teaspoon oil. When oil is hot, place 1 tortilla in pan sprinkle with 1/4 cup grated cheese, 1/4 cup filling, if using, and another 1/4 cup grated cheese. Top with second tortilla, and cook until cheese is melting and the bottom of tortilla is golden brown. Flip, and cook until golden on both sides, the cheese is melted, and the filling hot.

To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges, and serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole on the side, if desired. Repeat with the remaining ingredients, serving each quesadilla hot from the pan.

Tips to Make Ahead and Reheat Quesadillas

For make-ahead quesadillas, choose your fillings wisely. Avoid watery fresh vegetables like tomatoes, which can make the tortillas soggy. Likewise, don't put salsa inside the quesadilla if you're making them ahead.

Before storing quesadillas, allow them to cool completely. Wrap quesadillas individually in plastic wrap refrigerate 3 to 4 days.

To freeze wrapped quesadillas, stack them on top of each other and wrap the stack in an additional layer of aluminum foil.

Defrost quesadillas in the refrigerator. Quesadillas defrosted on the counter or in a microwave will get soggy.

Reheat quesadillas until they are just heated through, since they were previously cooked. You can use several methods.

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  • Heat non-stick skillet over medium heat.
  • Lightly spread the butter on one side of tortilla.
  • Sprinkle cheese on the top of the non-buttered side of the tortilla.
  • Fold tortilla in half.
  • Cook until the tortilla is lightly brown and then flip.
  • Cook until the cheese is melted.
  • Cut into the wedges.
  • Serve with sour cream, salsa, or guacamole.

Sprinkle cheese on the top of the non-buttered side of the tortilla.

Fold tortilla in half.

Cook until the tortilla is lightly brown and then flip.

Cook until the cheese is melted.

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2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

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1 cup salsa verde, or more as needed, for serving

1. Plug in and preheat the waffle iron. Grease the interior with nonstick spray.

2. Place a tortilla on the waffle iron and mound ½ cup cheese in the center.

3. Place another tortilla on top and close the waffle iron to press the quesadilla. Cook until the quesadilla is golden and fully heated through, 3 to 5 minutes.

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