Weeknight Oven Quesadilla Recipe

You know those nights where the idea of having to get dinner on the table is just too much? This Weeknight Oven Quesadilla Recipe is the solution to all your weeknight dinner woes!

You know those nights where the idea of having to get dinner on the table is just too much? Made with cheese, tortillas and whatever filling you have in your fridge, this easy Weeknight Oven Quesadilla Recipe is the solution to all your weeknight dinner woes!

Weeknight Oven Quesadilla

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I think everyone needs a few crazy-easy go-to recipes up their sleeve for those nights that we can’t seem to get our act together to get dinner on the table. Now I’m not talking about my slew of quick dinner recipes. Although those are fantastic, in this particular situation, I’m referring more to something that is so stupid-easy to make that no matter how rough the day was, failure to plan simply doesn’t matter. For us, that dish is quesadilla in the oven.

Now I know that baking quesadillas is not the most authentic way to make a quesadilla. But for all intents and purposes, what I’m going for Is less about super-authentic quesadillas and more about getting a meal on the table that is:

  1. Crazy easy
  2. Pretty quick
  3. Minimal work for you
  4. Seriously delicious
  5. Made with ingredients that are typically always in the kitchen
  6. Easy to alter to your own tastes and that of picky eaters (Hi, I’m Jessy, Mom of a 2 and 4 year old!)

chicken quesadilla recipe

Tips for making Oven Quesadillas

  • In terms of protein, I used leftover chicken in these photos. And while chicken quesadillas make the most frequent appearances in our home, this also makes great steak quesadilla and cheese quesadilla.
  • This recipe is an excellent way to use leftovers. Add whatever looks good!
  • My girls love when this is on the dinner menu because they can easily get involved. hey love “decorating” their quesadillas with whatever fillings we’re going with that night.
  • Depending on what is in my pantry, I tend to serve this with refried beans (we eat them from a can and I’m not ashamed!) and Mexican rice (Also a packet. Also not ashamed.). This also goes crazy well with my amazing Guacamole, Roasted Corn Salsa and Chunk Avocado Salsa.
  • Line your pan with foil or parchment for easy clean up.
  • The easiest way to cut these is with a pizza wheel!

cheese quesadilla

Helpful tools:

  1. Chef’s knife
  2. Cutting board
  3. Spatula
  4. Sheet pan
  5. Pizza wheel

chicken quesadillas

Weeknight Oven Quesadilla
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
8 mins
Total Time
13 mins
 

You know those nights where the idea of having to get dinner on the table is just too much? This Weeknight Oven Quesadilla Recipe is the solution to all your weeknight dinner woes!

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: quesadilla
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
Ingredients
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 fajita size flour tortillas
  • 1-2 cups Mexican blend or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Cooked chicken (or your protein of choice) chopped
  • Sautéed onions, sliced
  • Sautéed peppers, sliced
  • Mexican rice
  • Salsa
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a sheet pan with foil. Spray it with cooking spray.

  2. Lay two flour tortillas on the sheet pan next to each other.

  3. Sprinkle a layer of cheese onto the tortillas (to your taste).

  4. Sprinkle whatever fillings you are using onto the cheese.

  5. Sprinkle a little more cheese on top of the fillings (to help the top tortillas stick).

  6. Lightly spray the tops of the tortillas with cooking spray to help them brown a bit.

  7. Bake for 7-10 minutes, depending on your oven, until the cheese is fully melted (mine usually take around 8 minutes).

  8. Cool for 5 minutes, slice into wedges with a pizza wheel and serve immediately with whatever sauces and sides you enjoy.

steak quesadilla

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You know those nights where the idea of having to get dinner on the table is just too much? Made with cheese, tortillas and whatever filling you have in your fridge, this easy Weeknight Oven Quesadilla Recipe is the solution to all your weeknight dinner woes!

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