Shrimp Fajita Quesadillas

Savor a blend of Mexican flavors when you make these easy shrimp fajita quesadillas. They make a great appetizer set out with a bowl of salsa or enjoyed as a meal.

shrimp quesadillas
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • butter or non-stick cooking spray

  • 6 7 inch flour tortillas

  • 1 ½ cup shredded pepper jack cheese (6 ounces)

  • ½ cup peppers, diced (mix green, yellow, and red as desired)

  • ½ cup onion, diced

  • ½ pound shrimp, peeled and deveined

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ package fajita mix

  • salsa (optional)


  1. Saute the diced peppers and onion until tender with the olive oil. Add fajita mix and shrimp to the pan, cook through.

  2. Coat one side of each tortilla with cooking spray. Place, sprayed sides down, on a cutting board or parchment paper. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the cheese over half of each tortilla. Top with pepper, onion, and shrimp mixture. Fold tortillas in half, pressing gently.

  3. Heat a 10-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat for 1 minute. Cook quesadillas, 2 at a time, over medium heat for 4 to 6 minutes or until light brown, turning once. Remove quesadillas from skillet; place on a baking sheet. Keep warm in a 300 degree F oven. Repeat with remaining quesadillas. To serve, cut each quesadilla into 3 wedges. If desired, serve with salsa. Makes 9 appetizer servings (2 wedges per serving).

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