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