Grilled Quesadillas

You Can Grill Quesadillas?

Did you know that you can make quesadillas on the grill? You can and they’re awesome. Melty, cheesy, and smokey. The next time you fire up the grill be sure to make some.

Charcoal Grilled Quesadillas
Charcoal Grilled Quesadillas

How to Make

Start with some good corn tortillas, not flour they don’t take well to the high heat of the grill, and some Chihuahua, asadero or Oaxaca cheese. Monterey Jack or even mozzarella make good substitutes.

Corn Tortillas and Asadero Cheese
Corn Tortillas and Asadero Cheese

Time to Grill

Place the tortillas on the grill first for about 30 seconds. The heat makes them pliable so that you can fold them without the tortilla breaking. Then add the cheese and fold the tortilla in half. You only need about 3/4 ounce of cheese for each quesadilla. Don’t add too much. You want a nice balance of cheese to tortilla.

Making Quesadillas on the Grill
Making Quesadillas on the Grill

Grill until the tortillas begin to brown and the cheese has started to melt. Turn and brown the other sides. Serve with this killer grilled tomato salsa or your favorite salsa.

Grilling Quesadillas
Grilling Quesadillas

Couldn’t be easier! Provecho!

Charcoal Grilled Quesadillas
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Grilled Quesadillas

Grilled quesadillas with corn tortillas. Melty, cheesy and smokey. Make any time you are grilling. Serve as an accompaniment to carne asada.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword corn tortillas, feta cheese, flour tortillas, quesadillas, sincronizadas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 16 quesadillas
Calories 376kcal
Author Douglas Cullen


  • 16 corn tortillas
  • 12 ozs. melting cheese Oaxaca, Chihuahua, asadero, mozzarella or Monterey Jack


  • Shred the cheese or tear into strips.
  • Place the tortillas on the grill and heat for 30 seconds. This makes them pliable so that you can fold them.
  • Cover one half of the tortilla with cheese. Fold the other half of the tortilla over the cheese.
  • Grill until the bottom side has browned to your liking. Turn and brown the other side.
  • Serve immediately with a great salsa like the
    grilled tomato salsa or
    restaurant salsa.


Serving: 4quesadillas | Calories: 376kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 17g | Sodium: 530mg | Sugar: 3g

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