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This delicious Quesadillas with Cheese recipe and photo were shared with my by Karen
Calanchini, Food Stylist and Photographer, of Redding, CA. Karen like to serve these delicious
quesadillas with her
Spicy Chili with Peppers.
Quesadillas with Cheese Recipe
Brunch and Breakfast
Yields: 2 servings
Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 10 min
Flour Tortillas or wraps*
Grated cheese (use a mix of Monterey Jack and Cheddar cheese)
Green onions, chopped
leaves, roughly chopped
Red chili flakes
* You may use purchased flour or corn tortillas. Also learn
How To Make Corn Tortillas and/or
I like to make things ahead and this is how I proceed in the morning, so it is ready to brown later:
- Coat a non-stick frying pan with
Pam or lightly brush with olive oil.
- Place one (1) flour tortilla in
the frying pan, spread grated cheese, green onions, and fresh
cilantro leaves on top. Sprinkle with a little red chili flakes to
add zip, if you wish.
- Place the second flour tortilla
shell on top. Cover pan, put into the refrigerator.
- Remove frying pan with the
tortillas about 30 minutes before browning to allow ingredients to
come down to room temperature.
- Place on the stove over medium
heat and brown quesadilla, then flip and brown the other side. If
cheese is not melted, turn heat down a little, and heat a few
- Remove from pan and let sit
approximately 1 minute for cheese to set up a little.
- Cut with a large, sharp knife into
Place on individual serving plates and serve with salsa if desired.