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Quesadillas are yummy, hot pockets of cheese that you can make in a couple of minutes. You can add sliced olives, sweet red peppers and turn this appetizer into a meal.  

You want to toast the tortillas, so you won't be using any oil in this recipe. Use a griddle or a pan that is either non-stick or well-seasoned.

Well-seasoned means the pan has been used to sauté or fry food in it before and the oil has penetrated into the tiny pores of the metal. The pan will retain tiny bits of oil even though it has be thoroughly washed.

If you don't have a pan or griddle like that, you can use a little cooking spray to coat the inside of the pan. Or you can put a little oil on a paper towel and rub it lightly on the inside of the pan.

{Makes 12 servings}

You'll need:

  • 6 Wheat tortillas
  • 1/2 pound of shredded Chihuahau or Jack cheese
  • A little adult help


  • A griddle or a large cast iron or heavy bottomed pan
  • A spatula
  1. Heat the griddle or pan over medium heat.
  2. Place a tortilla on the griddle. Heat one side until the tortilla gets a slightly brown, then flip it over.
  3. Arrange the shreded cheese on the tortilla. Don't put too much on or the cheese will ooze out when you fold the tortilla in half.
  4. When the cheese begins to melt, slide your spatula under one side of the tortilla and gently fold it in half. Take the spatula and gently flatten the tortilla so that the cheese on both halves sticks together. Your tortilla and cheese have become a quesadilla!
  5. Take the quesadilla off the heat and put it on a cutting board. The cheese inside is very hot so have an adult cut the quesadilla into wedges.
  6. Transfer the wedges to a plate. You can eat the quesadilla as it is or you can put a little salsa on it. 
  7. If you want to try something different add sliced olives, chopped green onions, tomatoes or whatever you like to your quesadilla right after you've put the cheese on the tortilla. If you add other fillings, it's best to put them only on one half of the tortilla then fold the "cheese only" half on top. This will keep the other ingredients from falling out as you try to fold the tortilla.