Say Queso! {Classic Quesadillas}

Mexican Independence Day is just around the corner.  The entire country is abuzz with preparations for the big Bicentennial celebration.  It's also the time of the year that I really start craving Mexican "antojitos".  

Mexican food doesn't get much simpler than the quesadilla.  In it's classic form, all you need is a tortilla (corn or flour) and a little cheese.  All I can say is, "Viva la comida Mexicana!"

Classic Quesadillas


  • Corn or flour tortillas (I used corn)
  • 6 to 8 oz. queso Oaxaca, thinly sliced (or substitute Mozzarella)

Heat a comal or griddle over medium heat.  Warm the tortillas slightly on the comal.

Place a couple of thin slices of cheese on one half of the tortilla.  Fold the tortilla in half and set aside.

Cook the quesadillas on the comal until the cheese has completely melted.

Serve with Chile de Molcajete, Pico de Gallo or Guacamole. Enjoy!!!

Look at all that melted yummy-ness!



  1. Is it too late to make a couple for a late night snack? I love a corn tortilla full of melted cheese, delicious!

  2. I just made quesadillas last night. They went well with the leftover pinto bean chili. :-)

  3. Sometimes nothing other than a hot off the comal quesadilla will do. I like to add a little butter so it gets nice and crispy and buttery.

  4. nothing better, pure simple pleasure ...

  5. I love quesadillas. Easy and delish. I make them like you do and then I've also sauteed chili, onions, cabbage and a chopped tomato. I saute this until the tomato has lost it's water and then fill the tortillas and top with cheese, fold over and cook on the comal until cheese melts. Simply groovy and easy. Take care.

  6. HI! Quesadillas is one of my favorite mexican appetizer. Thanks for sharing this one. If you wont mind I'd love to guide Foodista readers to your post. Just add the foodista widget to the end of this post so it will appear in the Foodista pages and it's all set, Thanks!

  7. These classic quesadillas look delicious. And I like the pottery plate.

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  8. I love your recipes! Do you post in Spanish too? Would love to see some recetas en espan~ol!