Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas


These super fast quesadillas can be grilled and used as an appetizer or main dish.

Chorizo and Cheese Quesadillas
Prep Time:
20 mins
Grill Time:
3 mins
Total Time:
23 mins


  • 8 ounce bulk chorizo or mild Italian sausage

  • cup chopped onion

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, finely chopped

  • 6 6-8 inch vegetable-flavored or plain flour tortillas

  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack and/or queso fresco (Mexican farmer cheese) (4 oz.)

  • 2 tablespoon snipped fresh cilantro or parsley


  1. For filling, in a medium skillet cook chorizo or sausage, onion, and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat. Pat chorizo mixture with paper towels to remove as much additional fat as possible. Stir in jalapeno pepper; set aside.

  2. Brush one side of 3 tortillas with half of the cooking oil. Place tortillas, oiled sides down, on a large baking sheet. Spread the chorizo filling over tortillas on baking sheet. Combine cheese and cilantro or parsley; sprinkle over filling. Top with the remaining tortillas. Brush with the remaining oil.

  3. Place quesadillas on the rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium heat. Grill for 3 to 4 minutes or until filling is heated through and tortillas are starting to brown, turning once halfway through grilling. To serve, cut quesadillas into wedges. Makes 8 servings.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

232 Calories
14g Fat
15g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 232
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 346mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 2.4mg 12%

*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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