Have a delicious lunch in four simple steps.

By Jessica Ball, M.S., RD
Updated January 07, 2021
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For those of you on TikTok (and maybe even if you aren't), you have probably seen the viral quesadilla hack that is taking over the internet. (Check out this video if you haven't seen it.) Simply slice a tortilla halfway through, add different fillings to each of the four quadrants, do some folding, brown it in a pan and voilà! You have a delicious, healthy lunch ready in minutes. But does this trick actually work? Is it worth the hype? I put it to the test and, long story short, I think I need to start making it every day. 

Try this at home for a quick meal in a pinch. First, grab your tortilla: The hack works best with tortillas that are at least 8 inches in diameter. Flour tortillas also work better than corn tortillas, because they are less likely to crack.  Next, choose four fillings: You can choose whatever fillings you want to make a quesadilla that's great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. I gave it a breakfast spin because I'm very nostalgic about Taco Bell's Crunchwrap Supreme and this was as close as I could get. 

Add one filling to each quarter of the tortilla. Now for the magic folding part of the hack. Fold each quarter over the next, working clockwise around the tortilla. I added the cheese in the middle to help seal the tortilla together.

Continue to fold the tortilla until you have a small quesadilla-sized triangle and all of the fillings are inside.

Once you have the tortilla all folded up, place it in a hot pan, griddle or panini press. I cooked mine in a pan, so I used a spatula to slightly flatten and flip the quesadilla. Cook until browned on both sides and enjoy with whatever toppings you want. I added hot sauce and sour cream to mine. 

Making a quesadilla like this creates a quick, easy and healthy lunch. Try making it with beans, salsa and cheese. You could also do a Mediterranean spin with hummus, spinach, feta and tomato. Or make it into a healthy dessert with apples, peanut butter and honey. The flavor possibilities are endless. As an added bonus, these can be enjoyed with one hand and are relatively mess-free. If you need me, I'll be making this TikTok hack quesadilla every day for lunch.

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