Quesadillas make a good, quick hot snack, lunch or starter.  Fill them with whatever you have in the fridge and serve them with dips and salad



Ready In:

15 min



Skills covered

Knife skills, Seasoning, Pan Frying


By: Chloe Coker

Quesadillas are a great store cupboard snack of lunch.  They take 15 minutes to make, you can fill them with whatever you have in the fridge and serve them with some homemade dips.


4 flour tortillas/wraps
100g grated cheese (cheddar or red Leicester works well)
2 tomatoes, chopped
optional: ½ chilli finely chopped
optional:  chopped coriander
optional: ½ red pepper chopped
optional: 2 spring onions, sliced
optional: 200g kidney beans, crushed
optional:  roasted sweet potato
optional: spicy sauce
olive oil


  • Grate the cheese and place in a bowl with the chopped tomatoes and any other filling ingredients that you are using.
  • Warm the tortillas according to the packet instructions (this makes them more pliable).
  • Lay a tortilla on a board, spread the mixture over half of the tortilla, then fold over the other half and press down.
  • Place a large frying or griddle plan over a med-high heat. Brush the tortilla with olive oil and dry fry for a couple of minutes on each side until the cheese has melted and the tortilla is crisp.
  • Cut into triangles and serve with guacamole & salsa.

Tips, Tricks and Teaching Info


Try adding some hot sauce, jalapeños or spring onions for some added spice and freshness.

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