Chorizo Quesadillas


If you're searching for fall dinner ideas, you're in luck; this easy quesadillas are perfect for a cozy night in. Even better, this dinner recipe is done in just 20 minutes.

Chorizo Quesadillas
Photo: Scott Little
Prep Time:
15 mins
Bake Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ½ cup crumbled or chopped cooked, smoked chorizo sausage

  • 1 19 ounce can black beans, drained

  • 6 tablespoon salsa

  • 8 7-inch flour or corn tortillas

  • 1 ½ cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese with jalapeño peppers (6 ounces)

  • Sour cream (optional)

  • Salsa (optional)

  • Fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley sprigs (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a baking sheet; set aside. In a small skillet cook chorizo over medium-high heat about 3 minutes or until warm. Transfer chorizo to a medium bowl. Stir in beans and 6 tablespoons salsa.

  2. Place tortillas on the prepared baking sheet. Divide chorizo mixture among tortillas; top with cheese. Fold each tortilla in half. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes or until cheese is melted.

  3. Cut each quesadilla in half. Serve immediately. If desired, serve with sour cream and additional salsa and garnish with parsley.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

637 Calories
28g Fat
69g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 637
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g 36%
Saturated Fat 13g 65%
Cholesterol 60mg 20%
Sodium 1347mg 59%
Total Carbohydrate 69g 25%
Protein 28g

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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