7 Essential Recipes for Quesadilla Lovers

Few things are as easy or as customizable as quesadillas. The satisfyingly simple formula of cheese and flavorings melted inside a flour tortilla, turning crisp-edged as it cooks on the griddle, is irresistible. Here are 4 fantastic fillings, with a trio of necessary garnishes.

1. Chipotle Pork Quesadillas

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These rich, savory quesadillas start with pork chops. The filling also contains tomatoes, smoky-spicy chipotle chiles, and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Get our Chipotle Pork Quesadillas recipe.

2. Rajas Quesadillas

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Rajas, a sauté of chiles and onions that is common in Mexican cooking, acts as a killer quesadilla filling combined with gooey cheese and a little cilantro. Get our Rajas Quesadillas recipe.

3. Tequila Shrimp and Asadero Quesadillas

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Crispy tortillas, melty cheese, and boozy shrimp make one stellar quesadilla. Serve with Pico de Gallo, Guacamole, sour cream, and a cold beer for the ultimate snack. Get our Tequila Shrimp and Asadero Quesadillas recipe.

4. Grilled Steak Quesadillas

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Smoky chipotle-rubbed skirt steak is grilled, sliced, then sandwiched in tortillas with plenty of Monterey Jack cheese. Get our Grilled Steak Quesadillas recipe.

5. Guacamole

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Homemade guacamole involves nothing more than mashing together a handful of ingredients, and the flavor is far superior to the shelf-stable glop in the supermarket, and a delicious add-on for quesadillas. Get our Guacamole recipe.

6. Quick-Pickled Jalapeños

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For these easy quick-pickled additions to quesadillas, sliced chiles combine with white vinegar, water, sugar, and salt, with a few black peppercorns for extra flavor. Get our Quick-Pickled Jalapeños recipe.

7. Pico de Gallo Salsa

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An amazing pico de gallo recipe is essential for spooning onto quesadillas. The lively combination of tomatoes, onion, and cilantro offers serious enhancement. Get our Pico de Gallo Salsa recipe.

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