Cheese Quesadillas

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Cheese Quesadillas Cheese Quesadillas Recipe Courtesy of

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 (10-inch) flour tortillas
1 cup grated cheese, sharp Cheddar or Mexican blend
4 tablespoons butter
Sour cream, for garnish
Salsa, for garnish
Guacamole, for garnish





Lay the tortillas flat on a cookie sheet. Sprinkle some of the cheese on 1 half of each tortilla. Try not to get it too close to the edge. Fold the tortillas in half over the cheese to make a half-moon. Warm a skillet over low heat and add 1 tablespoon of the butter. Add the tortilla to the skillet and cook until it is lightly brown, about 2 minutes. Using a spatula, gently lift the edge so you can check. When 1 side is brown, turn the tortilla over and cook the other side until brown and the cheese is all gooey. Use a spatula to transfer to individual plates or a large platter. Repeat with remaining butter and tortillas. Top them with the sour cream, salsa and guacamole.

Cook’s Note: Ask your adult helper to help you to put the skillet on the cook top and turn the heat to medium.

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Reader Comments:


That is not how you make a cheese qusilldia

By mya on December 05, 2012


looks pretty good!

By ARIHOOD on October 31, 2012


My family love these and they are simple to make -only take about 5 minutes!

By ladyhearon on January 03, 2011


Yum! They are really good with wheat tortillas.

By Anonymous on March 22, 2010


I let my grandkids take the whole round tortilla and cover it with the grated Mexican four cheese blend, shreaded chicken, drained black beans, corn &/or diced red pepper. Place a second tortilla on top and place on a medium warm griddle. Lightly butter the griddle or spray with Pam for a crispier quesadillas. I also weight it down with a plate, and then flip it over after 2-3-4 mins...remove to a board and cut into pie wedges with a pizza cutter. Serve with sour cream & salsa for dipping. Fun with Gramma XOXOXO

By Anonymous on February 17, 2010


This is a great recipe- but another take on it- Melt some butter in a non stick frying pan. On a soft tortilla, use either the liquid queso or shredded mexian cheese ( just a thin layer to act like a 'glue')to half of the tortilla- then add mexian seasoned ( whatever taco seasoning brand you prefer) to friend up gr. beef, ground turkey, or shredded chicken- in alyer on top of the cheese. Sprinkle some more shredded cheese either on top of the meat or spread some of the liquid queso on the other side of the tortilla ( so it can close like a book) then fry in the buttered skillet on each side til the outside of the tortilla is nicely browned. Can be served with sour cream spread on top- and or dipped in salsa.

By moonoverparma on January 28, 2010


This has become my children's favorite dinner food. My 9-year-old has perfected it.

By Anonymous on January 12, 2010


this recipe is Great iam 14yrs old n LOVE to cook iam gonn try some new recipes for my family. my mom dont really liketo cook but i do so iam gonna show her how to make diffrent things!!!God Bless You n have a great Cristmas!! Jerika frm montana 14yrs.

By Anonymous on December 11, 2009


i think that this recipe is a good one for kids to make

By Anonymous on November 11, 2009

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