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How to Make Cheese Quesadillas

Cheese quesadillas are a delicious and inexpensive snack that adults and kids like. You can turn it into a meal by serving with rice and some salsa.

Course Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 300 kcal


  • 2 cups maseca
  • 1/3 tsp salt optional
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. In a large bowl mix maseca, salt and water together until there are no dry clumps. It should be smooth and moist.

  2. Form ten equal sized balls with the masa.

  3. With a tortilla press flatten the masa ball as if making empanadas. Fill half of the tortilla with cheese. Carefully close the quesadilla. Make sure to use two squares or circles of plastic to prevent the masa from sticking to the tortilla press.

  4. Heat a large cast iron skillet over medium heat. Pour in enough oil to fry the quesadillas. While the oil is heating go ahead and finish making the rest of the quesadillas.

  5. Once oil is hot fry two quesadillas at a time for 1-2 minutes on each side until the quesadillas are golden and crispy.

  6. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate to drain.

  7. Serve.

Nutrition Facts
How to Make Cheese Quesadillas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 300 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 441mg19%
Potassium 153mg4%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 14g28%
Vitamin A 305IU6%
Calcium 291mg29%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.