Monday, August 15, 2011

Bacon and Avocado Quesadillas

One of our favorite go-to meals, especially in the summer, is quesadillas. I love that they are quick, only require the stove top to be on medium-low, and are so flexible that we can use whatever is on hand as the filling! Plus, I almost always have the basic ingredients, cheese and tortillas, in the house at any given time, so this is a great last minute dinner option to avoid unplanned eating out.

On this particular night, quesadillas were on our menu plan, so they were a little nicer than plain cheese! I started with a little bit of mozzerella, added crumbled bacon and chunks of avocado, then topped it all with a layer of cheddar cheese. I like putting cheese on the top and bottom of the topping because it makes things stick together much better for flipping!

Let the tortilla shell get crispy and brown on the first side before you flip. Get the heat up to medium to make sure that you are not waiting around for 20 minutes!

Once the quesadilla is done on both sides, slice into pieces (a pizza cutter works great for this!) and for a little extra flair, serve with sour cream, salsa, shredded cheese, and chopped tomato. This makes it feel a lot more like a quesadilla you would get out at a restaurant.

Add some fresh fruit on the side and you have a delicious, quick meal for a warm summer day!

Some of our favorite other versions include shrimp and bacon (with BBQ sauce), pizza (with pepperoni and tomato sauce inside or for dipping), spinach and bacon or chicken, and BBQ chicken and onion...the possibilities are endless!

Do you have a favorite way to have your quesadillas?


  1. Quesadillas are one of my go-to recipes for getting rid of leftovers! If I have some extra meat from dinner, especially if it's too small for a whole meal or was maybe on the dry side, I add it to a quesadilla or a taco with some taco seasoning and cheese and whatever veggies I have around. It's always yummy and helps me not waste any leftovers!

  2. You're right; its a great way to use up a little bit of leftovers!

  3. Yummy ideas! We love them too and I have been experimenting as well. For a special treat for the kids I spread some melted butter over a quesadilla and then top with cinnamon and sugar and put under the broiler for a few minutes until a bit crispy. They love to make them into the shape of snowflakes (great fine motor activity) with scissors before with put the toppings on them...yes, snowflakes in the summer too!

  4. Mmmm the dessert quesadilla sounds great!


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