Make six quesadillas at once – all cooked to perfection – by cooking them in the oven instead of on a skillet.
My family and I love quesadillas. They are yummy, they can be nutritious (it’s up to you!), and they are super easy to make on the stovetop. Unless you’re trying to make seven quesadillas at once (because you have, say, seven people in your family). Then making quesadillas becomes a bit more difficult. The quesadillas aren’t all ready at the same time, and the chef (mom) has to spend a lot of time standing around the stove. That’s too much work for me.
I decided to experiment and see – what would happen if I just baked a whole batch of quesadillas in the oven? And guess what? It turned out great! No one can taste the difference in how the quesadillas are cooked. The quesadillas are all ready to be eaten at the same time, and I don’t have to stand by the stovetop, checking the tortillas every couple minutes.
If you’ve never baked quesadillas before, you definitely need to try it. It will change your life! (Or at least your enjoyment of making quesadillas, which may be a life-defining feature for you.)
Want more easy Mexican dishes? Give these a try.
6 whole wheat tortillas
2 Tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil)
Your favorite quesadilla fillings (cheese, meat, guacamole, salsa, etc.)
- Preheat the oven to 425F.
- Prepare a baking sheet with cooking spray. (I line my baking sheet with aluminum foil to make the clean-up easier)
- Prepare your quesadillas with your favorite fillings. Use one tortilla for each quesadilla, folded in half.
- Arrange the quesadillas on your baking sheet.
- Brush oil onto the top of each quesadilla. Flip the quesadillas over and brush oil on the other side. (For extra flavor, sprinkle salt onto each side of the quesadilla)
- Bake for 5-8 minutes, until browned on the bottom. Flip the quesadillas over, and cook another 4-5 minutes, until browned on the other side.