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Quesadillas were my go to meal in college. Can you blame me? They are fast, easy and oh so delish! I couldn’t get enough. My favorite recipe combined both pepper jack (for a spicy kick) and cheddar (sharp to be exact). Those two cheeses melted between two buttered quesadillas was all I ever craved.

Shrimp Fajita Quesadillas

Now that I’m older, I still love my quesadillas but with more unique flavors. These Shrimp Fajita Quesadillas were a brainchild that started with this easy yet delish classic quesadilla recipe from . I just punched up the flavor a bit more.

Here are the changes I made:

  • I omitted the chile peppers, green onion and bacon and replaced with peppers, onion and shrimp.
  • I diced a mix of green, red and yellow peppers along with onion equaling a full cup.
  • I sauteed the diced peppers and onion until tender with a tablespoon of olive oil.
  • Next I added half a package of fajita mix to the peppers and onions and also 1/2 pound of deveined and peeled shrimp and cooked until they were cooked through.
  • I used pepper jack cheese in place of colby cheese as stated in the recipe.
  • Lastly, I used butter to coat the pan instead of non-stick spray since I just adore the taste of butter so much but non-stick spray is totally fine.

Shrimp Fajitas Quesadillas

These are sensational and party favorites for sure. While these shrimp fajita quesadillas reminded me of my college days, I am definitely more impressed that I have graduated to this flavor.

Fajita-Style Quesadillas | Delish Dish

Do you love fajitas AND quesadillas as much as I do? When I saw these fajita-style quesadillas on the BHG site, they went on my to do list. Why? Because when it comes to quesadillas, I’m like a 4-year old. I make just plain cheese ones or maybe cheese and leftover taco meat. Good but sometimes a little boring.

In come these wonderful cheesy wonderful quesadillas!

Fajita-Style Quesadillas | Delish Dish

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If there’s one dish that has stood the test of time at my house, it’s BBQ Chicken Quesadillas. Cheesy, filling, and laced with smokey-sweet BBQ chicken, I’ve been making these hand-held ‘dillas as quick lunches and dinners for years.

Not only are they easy to customize and cook, these quesadillas also happen to be my husband Ben’s #1 favorite meal – a dish he’d do anything for!

Need hubby to get something done around the house? Make him BBQ Chicken Quesadillas. Forgot something at the store? He’ll be happy to go back if BBQ Chicken Quesadillas are on the menu when he gets back. I’m telling you – these hot and crunchy quesadillas are loved by all!

While Ben prefers his quesadillas stuffed simply with cheddar cheese and shredded chicken coated with BBQ sauce, I love mine laced with sticky-sweet caramelized onions, grilled corn cut off the cob, or even sweet chopped apples thrown into the mix. Whatever you choose, the cooking method’s the same.

Start with the tortillas. You’ll want 4, 7-8″ flour tortillas to serve 4 people.

Next assemble the fillings, including 1 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese (hand-grated is best, but pre-shredded will do in a pinch!) and roughly 1lb cooked-then-shredded chicken tossed with your favorite BBQ sauce. This dish is great for using up leftover grilled or sauteed chicken breasts, by the way, or even rotisserie chicken.

Preheat a large, nonstick-sprayed skillet over medium heat, then prop two tortillas against one another and sprinkle a couple Tablespoons cheese onto the bottom. I showed this quesadilla-cooking trick on my blog Iowa Girl Eats a few months ago and my readers went crazy for it. It’s the easiest way I know how to get multi quesadillas cookin’ at once!

Next layer on 1/4 of the chicken, and a couple more Tablespoons of cheese.

Fold the tortillas over then cook until golden brown on one side. Flip then cook until golden brown on the other.

Pull the quesadillas off the heat then let them rest for 3-4 minutes on a cooling rack before slicing into wedges. Letting the quesadillas cool gives the cheese a chance to meld all the ingredients together, and placing them on top of a cooling rack ensures the bottoms will stay nice and crisp.

I like to serve my BBQ Chicken Quesadillas with a side of BBQ sauce for dunking, and a crisp apple or side salad for something fresh.

I hope you enjoy these quesadillas as much as we do!

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