This classic loaded cheese quesadilla is the easiest recipe! With just 3 simple ingredients, you can enjoy this easy recipe!
For a heartier quesadilla, try our steak quesadilla or the quesadilla with chicken.

Cheese quesadillas cut into slices on a white plate with guac and salsa topped with fresh greens.

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Quesadillas are always a family favorite, especially with kids. From the classic chicken quesadillas (that are Taco Bell’s copycat) to chicken fajita quesadillas – we love making homemade quesadillas.

What makes this Mexican-inspired recipe the BEST is the simplicity of the recipe and how quick it is to make the recipe. 

Two tortillas for cheese quesadillas in a skillet cooking.

How to make a cheese quesadilla:

A recipe doesn’t get simpler than this one. 

  1. Add cheese to half of the quesadilla.
  2. Close the tortillas. 
  3. Add to a heated skillet with oil and cook until the tortilla starts to brown. 
  4. Flip tortilla and cook until cheese completely melts.

What is the best cheese for quesadillas?

We love Mexican four-cheese for this recipe. However, just about any shredded cheese will work. 

If you have several kinds of cheese that need to be used up, mix all of your cheeses so nothing goes to waste. 

CHEF’S TIP– These cheese quesadillas are the BEST with warm marinara sauce!
Step by step collage on how to make homemade cheese quesadillas.

cheese Quesadilla add-ins:

Though you can just do quesadillas, here are great options for fillings to your tortillas and cheese.

  • Beans
  • Cooked chicken 
  • Sauteed mushrooms
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Pepperoni
  • Sausage 
  • marinara sauce

Serve with-

Serve the cheese quesadillas with your favorite side to make a complete dinner. Here are some of our favorite options:

Cheese quesadilla cut up into a triangle filled with shredded cheese and topped with chopped greens.

Frequently asked questions-

Can I use corn tortillas?

Yes, you can substitute the flour tortillas for corn tortillas.

Can I reheat quesadillas?

Over med/low heat, reheat tortillas in an ungreased skillet until reheated.

How to add heat?

If you want your quesadilla spicy, add some hot sauce or Sriracha into the quesadilla.

Cheese quesadillas stacked on top of each other with the cheese oozing.

Oh, I just LOVE cheese quesadillas, especially for busy days. This is a great recipe for the kids to help with. They love making their own quesadilla. 

Other Mexican-inspired recipes:

Cheese Quesadilla

Author: Valentina
5 from 4 votes
This classic loaded cheese quesadilla is the easier recipe! With just 3 simple ingredients, you can be enjoying this easy recipe!
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2 servings


  • 2 large flour tortillas
  • 2/3 cup shredded cheese
  • 1 tsp oil


  • Add half the cheese on one side on the tortilla and fold. Repeat with other tortilla and rest of the cheese.
  • In a skillet heat the oil on medium-low heat. Add the tortillas and cook on medium-low heat until crispy. flip and cook until the cheese is fully melted.
  • With a pizza cutter cut into desired slices and serve.
  • Enjoy.


220kcal Calories16g Carbs11g Protein12g Fat6g Saturated Fat1g Trans Fat29mg Cholesterol440mg Sodium74mg Potassium1g Fiber2g Sugar252IU Vitamin A220mg Calcium1mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Cheese Quesadilla
Amount Per Serving
Calories 220 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 440mg19%
Potassium 74mg2%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 252IU5%
Calcium 220mg22%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)