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total prep 377 calories/serving
These simple quesadillas are classic Mexican street fair and make a satisfying quick snack or lunch. Each one takes about 3 minutes to prepare so the total time will depend on the size of your griddle and how many you can fit on it at once. It is best to serve these as they are made, but if you'd like to serve them all at once, keep them in a 200°F oven while making more. If you prefer flour tortillas increase the amount of cheese slightly as they are larger.


  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 2 cups grated Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 6 pickled jalapeño chiles, thinly sliced


  • Heat a griddle over medium heat until hot. Put tortillas one or two at a time on griddle to heat or soften and sprinkle each with about 3 tablespoons cheese and about 1/2 a pickled chile.
  • Once each tortilla is soft, about 45 seconds, fold over filling and press slightly. Let cook an additional 45 seconds on each side or until tortilla is browned and cheese is melted. Serve immediately and make more quesadillas in same manner.