Quesadillas are a Mexican staple. They are made with either corn or soft wheat tortillas, filled with cheese and a variety of other ingredients, before being warmed over a “comal” or hot pan until the cheese is lovely and gooey, and the tortilla is toasted. Browse our favourite quesadilla recipes, find out how to make them from scratch and get inspiration on what to serve with them with below. 

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RECIPES

Toasty and melty, quesadillas are a really versatile Mexican dish. Not only are they quick and easy to make at home, they are also a great way to reinvent leftovers. Here are a few of our favourite recipes including a delicious chicken version with a dollop of Gran Luchito’s smoky Chipotle Mayo, vegetarian and our signature with caramelised onions and chorizo.

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GUIDE TO
Quesadillas

Our guide to quesadillas will teach you how to make the best quesadillas at home. Discover top tips on the best melting cheeses to use, find tasty side dishes that go perfectly with quesadillas and, most importantly, learn how to make these tasty Mexican treats perfectly crisp and cheesy! 

Mushroom Quesadilla

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If you aren’t too sure what quesadillas are then our How To Make Quesadillas blog is just the read! We share everything you need to know including what are quesadillas, what goes in them, what are the best cheeses to use and top tips to make them toasty and delicious and more!

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Everything You Need To Make Quesadillas At Home

Making Mexican quesadillas at home with Gran Luchito couldn’t be easier!

The first decision to make is whether you would like large or small quesadillas? We have two sizes of wraps, Gran Luchito Burrito Wraps and Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps,, both of which can be used to make delicious quesadillas.

Next, it’s time to choose your fillings. We love crispy onions and chorizo but leftover roast chicken seasoned with Gran Luchito Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix and a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Mayo is a super tasty quesadilla filling as well. Add grated cheese and toast until the cheese is melted.

Finally, add a burst of heat to your cheesy treat with Gran Luchito Serrano Green Chillies.

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Quesadillas
RECIPES

Quesadillas are perfect for a snack, lunch or light dinner. Our selection of delicious and easy to make quesadilla recipes are great for meat eaters and vegetarians alike, with fillings such as chicken, pork, beef, mushroom and cactus. If you’re looking for something extra special, try our signature Luchito quesadilla, made with crispy chorizo and onions. There’s sure to be a recipe for every taste! 

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla recipe uses Chipotle Mayo and is unbelievably moreish. Shredded roast chicken, melted cheese, Soft Taco Wraps with fresh Pico de Gallo and guacamole.... See full recipe

Prawn Quesadilla

Prawn Quesadilla

Calling all seafood lovers and Chipotle Paste fans, this toasty, gooey and delicious Prawn Quesadilla recipe is for you! Team it with our Hot Habanero and Mango Salsa!... See full recipe

Vegan Quesadilla

Vegan Quesadilla

With all the amazing melty vegan cheese at markets now, we wanted to create a beautiful Vegan Quesadilla for the vegans out there! So here's a vegan version of chicken tinga.... See full recipe

Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Sweet Potato Quesadilla

Our delicious toasty, melty Sweet Potato Quesadilla is simply cooked with Chipotle Paste, Cantina Beans and a bit of butter. Dollop in salsa and you have a treat right there! ... See full recipe

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Pulled Pork Quesadilla

Quesadillas don’t get much better than this! Our Pulled Pork Quesadilla is full of beautiful smoky pulled pork with caramelised red onions, corn & oodles of melted cheese.... See full recipe

Beef Quesadilla

Beef Quesadilla

Looking for the best cheesy beef quesadilla recipe? Our beef quesadilla has tender chuck steak AND brisket slow cooked in ale and Chipotle Paste which makes an epic filling.... See full recipe

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Chorizo Quesadilla

Our Brussel Sprout and Chorizo Quesadilla with crispy chorizo is so delicious that it can transform even the biggest sprout hater! Perfect for a snack or starter.... See full recipe

Fajita Quesadilla

Fajita Quesadilla

Looking for something a little different? Then this Fajita Quesadilla is just for you! Sizzling chicken fajita with oodles of grated mozzarella all melted between wraps,... See full recipe

Vegetarian Quesadilla

Vegetarian Quesadilla

Our Vegetarian Quesadilla recipe is not only meat-free but with Cantina Beans, veggies and Serrano Green Chillies it is delicious and satisfying as well.... See full recipe

Cheese Quesadilla

Cheese Quesadilla

Quesadillas are super easy to make and in this recipe, the humble Cheese Quesadilla gets taken up an authentic notch with the addition of Sliced Mexican Green Cactus.... See full recipe

Mushroom Quesadilla, Quick & Easy Mexican, Mexican Street Food

Mushroom Quesadilla

A delicious, meat free and crispy yet oozing with cheese quesadilla filled with flavourful and meaty mushrooms. A very easy and quick to make snack or meal.... See full recipe

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Our Favourite Quesadilla Dips

A very good quesadilla requires a delicious dip! Dips are a great opportunity to create contrasting tastes and flavours. So whether you’re looking for a cool salsa to take the heat away or a creamy guacamole, check out some of our favourite dips below:  

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Quesadillas
FAQs

Still looking to perfect your quesadilla? Find answers below to some commonly asked questions, or visit Gran Luchito’s Youtube channel for more tips, advice and recipe inspiration.

What type of cheese is best for quesadillas?

Queso Oaxaca is the authentic stringy cheese used in Quesadillas in Mexico, but it can be tricky to find here in the UK. We like to use a good melting cheese such as gruyere or cheddar for quesadillas.

What can you put in a quesadilla?

Just about anything goes with tortilla and melted cheese! We love putting in chicken or steak, but grilled veg also works well. Try using a thin layer of refried beans to act as glue and keep everything in!

How do you make quesadillas taste better?

A small amount of butter in the pan will add heaps of extra flavour. We’d recommend using a variety of tasty fillings such as grilled chicken, steak or veg to create interesting textures and flavours. Throw your ingredients into a pan and sauté for a couple minutes to bring the flavours together. Our final tip is to keep cold ingredients for dipping your quesadilla into!

How do you keep quesadillas crispy?

Always cook your quesadillas fresh, and eat when they're still hot, crunchy, and gooey. Otherwise, they'll go soggy and the cheese will harden. A small amount of fat e.g. ½ tsp of fat will help but don’t go overboard or you'll end up with a soggy quesadilla.

What is a quesadilla?

A quesadilla is a tortilla primarily filled with cheese and sometimes other ingredients such as chicken, steak or vegetables. It’s then griddled in a pan until toasted and is delicious.

What does quesadilla mean?

Quesadilla translated means little cheesy thing and we are here for it!