23 Delicious Filling Ideas For The Best Quesadilla (Easy Quesadilla Recipes)

Quesadillas are one of the most delicious meals you can have and something all of the family will look forward to eating.

23 Delicious Filling Ideas For The Best Quesadilla (Easy Quesadilla Recipes)

Now, you can make that experience even more enjoyable with these 23 delicious filling ideas for the best quesadilla around! 

In this article, we will show you 23 delicious quesadilla recipes that are easy to make. Read on for more! 

1. Chicken And Cheese Quesadilla

First, on this list, we’re keeping it very simple with this chicken and cheese quesadilla recipe!

This dish is sure to be a favorite in your family thanks to its delicious taste and how easy it is to whip them up – perfect for a midweek meal! 

If you make the homemade quesadilla sauce used in this recipe you are guaranteed to want to eat it over and over again, especially if served with the recommended Spanish rice and salsa! 

Best of all, this recipe only takes 20 minutes to make, a perfect opener to this list!

2. Cheese Quesadilla 

Sometimes, simple doesn’t need to mean boring! And this is definitely true of these cheese quesadillas.

This recipe is easy to make without compromising on flavor, making them the perfect quick snack or weekend dinner when paired with some spectacular sides (or by itself if you want to keep it super simple!)

You can choose between having just one cheese or, if you’re feeling creative and experimental, adding more cheeses for that extra burst of taste. 

This recipe only takes 10 minutes, so there is no excuse for not cooking! Put that takeout menu down.

3. Easy Veggie Quesadilla

Calling all veggies! There are dishes on this list for you, too. Take for example this easy veggie quesadilla.

The great thing about this recipe is that if you do not like any of the veggies you can easily swap them out and customize this dish into something you will want to eat every evening! 

This recipe uses a lot of herbs and spices so you can be sure it is packed full of flavor, even the biggest meat eaters will love this dish! 

This recipe takes forty minutes to make, so it is perfect if you’re planning on having a chilled night in with friends.

4. Apple And Sweet Potato Quesadilla With Goat’s Cheese

If you like contrasting flavors and textures, then this is the quesadilla recipe for you!

Sweet, tangy, crunchy, and creamy are put together in the best ways in this recipe, and you will definitely be looking for leftovers once you finish your meal (so make sure you make enough for more!)

This meal will only take 35 minutes to make and will serve four. Get ready for a real treat!

5. Cowboy Quesadilla

If you’re craving a tex-mex meal, then you need to cook this recipe ASAP!

BBQ chicken, freshly cut cheese, and black bean Texas caviar come together to make this meal a treat for the tastebuds.

You can use any type of cheese you want, so feel free to adjust the recipe if it is not to your tastes. 

This recipe will be ready in just 25 minutes!

6. Chicken Avocado Quesadilla

If you’re looking for something a little lighter, then we recommend this recipe!

This recipe combines chicken, peppers, and tomatoes together with a fajita seasoning to make sure the meat is bursting with flavor, while the creaminess of the avocado provides a contrast that is oh-so-dreamy! 

This meal serves four people and takes 25 minutes to make.

7. Apple, Ham, And Cheddar Quesadilla

In just fifteen minutes you and your family could be eating this delicious recipe, with the classic combo of ham and cheese meeting the delightfully sweet edition of apples, it is sure to be one of the best things you will eat all week!

This recipe uses cheddar cheese, but if you want something a little different, gruyere cheese works excellently! 

8. Texas BBQ Pulled Pork Vinegar Slaw Quesadilla

This is the perfect quesadilla recipe to make if you are nursing a hangover. It is hearty, filling, and best of all, extremely tasty.

This recipe list is rather extensive but once you start making it you will realize how simple it is to make.

Not to mention, the effort will be worth it once you take the first bite. 

This recipe provides eight to ten quesadillas. 

9. Shrimp Quesadilla

If you want to eat something a little more unique, then you need to check out this shrimp quesadilla recipe!

This recipe uses shrimp (see also our favorite leftover shrimp recipes) as you have never seen it used before. It is spicy, it is festive, and it is perfect for your next evening meal! 

Here, the shrimp is packed full of flavor thanks to the veggies and garlic that were sauteed in the pan beforehand, and yes, this is a one-pan recipe!

So, if you were not a lover of seafood before, this recipe will definitely change your mind.

10. Beef Quesadilla Burger

This beef quesadilla burger is something a little different from other recipes we have seen on this list.

This beef quesadilla burger is quick and easy to make.

The most complicated part of this recipe is perhaps the homemade sauce, but this includes only three ingredients and is still simple if you follow the instructions. 

This dish works very well with cilantro lime rice, potato wedges, or a jalapeno corn casserole (see also ‘23 Simple Vegetarian Casseroles‘), and will be ready in just over half an hour.

11. Black Beans And Corn Quesadilla

This black bean and corn quesadilla recipe is perfect for vegans!

It replaces the traditional cheese with vegan cheese that still melts well and works very well with both the corn and the black beans. 

This recipe will provide six servings and takes only twenty minutes to make.

However, if you are organized most of the prep can be done ahead of time, giving you enough time to make your favorite dessert, too! 

12. Breakfast Quesadilla

Bored of the same old porridge? This is where the breakfast quesadilla steps in.

All of your favorite components of breakfast are here, the eggs, spinach, and cheese, now wrapped up in a delicious tortilla and combined with white beans for that extra energy boost to get you ready for the day. 

This dish only takes twenty minutes to cook and can be placed in the freezer to be eaten another morning. 

13. Peach Burrata Bacon Quesadilla

You may not think peach and bacon go particularly well together, but just try this quesadilla recipe and you will quickly change your mind!

Burrata is really what makes these flavors work well together, and once you top this quesadilla filling with fresh basil and pistachios, you will kick yourself for not having tried it before. 

This quesadilla dish is so easy to make and takes just 12 minutes of your time!

14. Smashed White Bean Kale Quesadilla

If you want a quesadilla recipe that is a little healthier than others on this list, then you need to check out this smashed white bean and kale quesadilla!

However, this dish is still so delicious, especially thanks to the light drizzle of creamy BBQ dip! 

This perfect light meal will be ready in just 20 minutes and will serve two people, perfect for date nights!

15. Philly Cheesesteak Quesadilla

If you want a hearty, filling meal then this is the perfect recipe for you!

Philly cheesesteak quesadillas combine melted cheese with cubed beef in a crispy tortilla (see also ‘16 Family Dinner Recipes With Beef Cubes‘).

And of course, let’s not forget the other components that make up a Philly cheesesteak, onions, mushrooms, and peppers! 

This delectable dish is ready in only twenty-five minutes, so why not try it out for your next evening meal! 

16. Margherita Pizza Quesadilla

Pizza lovers, rejoice! Because now there is a quesadilla recipe that is perfect for you, too!

This Margherita pizza (see also our favorite pizza styles) will not disappoint, whether you are the biggest pizza fanatic or you enjoy the combo of tomato and cheese on rare occasions. 

You will only need four ingredients to whip up this tasty dish, so it is perfect for those days when you haven’t gone grocery shopping and your kitchen is looking a little bare. 

You can be enjoying this wonderful Mexican-Italian combo in just 20 minutes, and don’t forget you are free to add whatever meat or veggies you want to spice it up a little!

17. Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla

Next, we have a delicious spinach artichoke quesadilla recipe.

If you have any leftover spinach artichoke dip in the fridge that you don’t want to throw away, then why not combine it with some cheese (this recipe uses three!) and make a full, delectable meal out of it. 

This recipe only takes thirty minutes and is a great way to make use of items already in your refrigerator. 

18. Crab, Avocado, And Mango Salsa Quesadilla

Foodies everywhere will love this tropical-flavored quesadilla recipe.

It takes just 20 minutes in total, with 10 minutes of prep time and 10 minutes of cooking time.

You and two of your friends can enjoy the delightfully sweet mango combined with tango cheese, fresh cilantro, spicy jalapenos, and of course, the delectable crab centerpiece. 

Everything in this recipe, including the mango salsa, is very easy to make! Try it tonight, and thank us later!

19. Mushroom And Caramelized Onion Quesadilla

Mushroom and caramelized onion is an all-time classic combo, which is why it had to be featured on this list!

The onions in this recipe do not overpower the mushrooms (see also our article on freezing mushrooms), and the cheese complements both ingredients perfectly! 

This recipe provides three servings and takes just over half an hour to make. 

20. Bacon Cheeseburger Quesadilla

Not sure if you want a cheeseburger or a quesadilla for dinner?

Well, we have some good news…with this tasty recipe, you can have both – now with extra bacon!

With this recipe, you have the ability to go all out, with maximum flavor, maximum ingredients, and maximum effort, and it can all be achieved in just 20 minutes!

Don’t forget to add the classic mustard, ketchup combo! 

21. Greek Quesadilla

Cheddar cheese is combined with Greek feta here for the perfect amount of creaminess and tang, not to mention the vast array of vegetables often included in Greek cuisines such as black olives, red peppers, and red onion. 

This is such a simple, easy recipe that will only take 15 minutes to make and provides four servings. 

22. Chorizo Quesadilla Huevos Rancheros

Another traditional breakfast served in a crispy tortilla to make this delicious recipe one to add to your personal cookbook! 

There are many ingredients involved in this recipe, but don’t let that intimidate you.

It is actually incredibly simple to make, especially once you have made it once or twice.

You will love the creamy guacamole combined with the hearty beans and spicy chorizo (see also ‘33 Simple Recipes Using Chorizo‘), and you will be glad to hear you get four servings of them!

23. Spicy Chicken With Black Beans, Caramelized Onions, And Corn Quesadilla

Sweet and spicy, with black beans bursting with flavor, this is the quesadilla you need to make when you’re looking for something a bit more interesting than your typical ready meal.

Combine with a garnish of guacamole or salsa to make this meal perfect! 

This quesadilla recipe will make two quesadillas, perfect if you want to have a meal for the next day, too. 

Frequently Asked Questions

What To Put In A Quesadilla?

You can put whatever you like in a quesadilla.

You can opt for the traditional quesadilla filling, which will always be a mouth-watering choice, but you can also choose between one of our 23 delicious fillings for the best quesadilla.

Why not try a BBQ pulled pork, hearty quesadilla, or perhaps a healthy white bean and kale filling if you love vegetables or plenty of chicken and cheese? The choice is yours! 

How Do I Make A Quesadilla For A Lunch Box?

When making a quesadilla for a lunchbox, it is best to use dry fillings, like chicken, cheese, bacon, etc.

Before placing the tomato into the tortilla it is best to pat it down with absorbent paper.

Doing these two things will ensure the quesadilla will not become soggy in the lunchbox.

Once cooked, make sure you wrap it in some greaseproof paper after letting it cool, too!

Final Thoughts

Whether you love hearty dishes or healthy vegetarian meals, there is a quesadilla filling for everyone.

Check out our recipe list and find yours today! 

23 Delicious Filling Ideas For The Best Quesadilla (Easy Quesadilla Recipes)

23 Delicious Filling Ideas For The Best Quesadilla (Easy Quesadilla Recipes)

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